Even if you pay all your bills on line, and keep up your correspondence by email, there's always something you need a stamp for. And for many of us, it's that time of year when we mail holiday cards to friends and family. So I was really happy to see the new crop of first class "Forever" stamps the Post Office recently issued.
Each of these four designs is a finely executed botanical illustration of an evergreen conifer species.
From Blue Spruce,
To Balsam Fir that makes me think of Maine,
To Eastern Red Cedar, with its beautiful purple berries,
To our own native Ponderosa Pine.
I really like these stamps. I've already bought several more sheets of them for my cards. Since they are "Forever" stamps, they'll mail a letter or card even if first class rates go up above a dollar (which I can easily see happening in my lifetime.) The name of the stamp sheet is Holiday Evergreens, but I'll definitely be using them all year long, and maybe, well... forever!