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Stamps for special occasions released

Carol Caggiano, a floral designer who arranged the flowers on the Celebration Corsage and Celebration Boutonniere stamps, speaks at the May 2 dedication ceremony.

USPS has released Celebration Corsage and Celebration Boutonniere, two stamps that customers can use for special occasions.

The 2-ounce Celebrate Corsage stamp can accommodate the weight of cards and letters that require extra postage. The stamp art features an arrangement of ranunculus with accents of hypericum berry, astrantia and seed eucalyptus.

The Celebrate Boutonniere can be used for wedding RSVP cards, party invitations, thank-you notes, Father’s Day cards and other occasions. The stamp art features ranunculus, with accents of succulents, astrantia, berzelia and clubmoss greenery.

“The Celebration Corsage and Celebration Boutonniere Forever stamps reflect the Postal Service’s long and proud tradition of showcasing flowers and floral artwork on stamps,” said Chief Postal Inspector Guy Cottrell, who dedicated both stamps May 2 in St. Louis.

“Literally hundreds of floral-themed stamps have been released over the years — depicting an astonishing variety of flowers.”

Other speakers included Peter Wyse Jackson and James Miller of the Missouri Botanical Garden, where the dedication took place; St. Louis Postmaster Cathy Vaughn; stamp designer Ethel Kessler; and floral designer Carol Caggiano, who arranged the flowers on the stamps.

Both stamps are available at Post Offices and The Postal Service’s news release has more information.

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