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Two new U.S. postage stamps feature fresh floral designs for spring, summer

The U.S. Postal Service has unveiled two new postage stamps — the Celebration Boutonniere and the Celebration Corsage — both arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano, a member of the Society of American Florists, and photographed by Renee Comet.

“We had several conference calls regarding what they [USPS] were looking for, style, color, etc.,” said Caggiano, who has served on the SAF board of directors and is a SAF Tommy Bright Award winner, in a news release. “The day of the shoot, I created a selection of both corsages and boutonnieres based on our previous discussions, which we photographed and then the USPS made their selection, and voila — the stamps.”

The Postal Service is promoting the stamps as “perfect for many of life’s special moments – invitations for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations; thank you notes; RSVP cards; announcements; greeting cards for all occasions; and mailings such as small gifts.”

The Celebration Corsage and the Celebration Boutonniere stamps are similar in design and form a natural pair. The floral arrangements include ranunculas, succulents, Astrantia, Berzelia, and clubmoss greenery. The ribbon wrapped around the stems coordinates with the colors and textures of the plant material.

“I think they came out nicely and it’s exciting to have actual floral designs on the stamps,” Caggiano said in the release. “It was great to be part of the project.”