Celebrate the vibrant spirit of the Day of the Dead with the 2021 USPS Day of the Dead Forever Stamps.
Each pane features five identical rows, showcasing four colorful stamps that depict iconic elements of a traditional Day of the Dead ofrenda or offering. Personalized as four family members, stylized and decorated “sugar skulls” grace each stamp: a child with a hair bow, a father sporting a hat and mustache, a mother with curled hair, and another child. The illuminated candles flanking each sugar skull act as guiding beacons, leading departed loved ones on their annual journey back to the land of the living. Adorned with marigolds (cempazuchitles), the beloved Day of the Dead flowers, and accentuated by vibrant colors, these stamps stand out vividly against the black background.
Rooted in pre-Columbian Latin America, Dia de Los Muertos emerged from the fusion of indigenous traditions and practices introduced by Catholic missionaries during the late 1500s Spanish colonization. The modern version of the holiday arose from the activism of Chicano artists in California during the 1970s, who saw it as a means to instill pride in Mexican culture.
Every November, hundreds of thousands of Americans from all walks of life gather at celebrations hosted by museums, galleries, and community centers. They are captivated by the exuberant processions, skeleton costumes, face painting, music, dancing, special cuisine, and arts-and-crafts workshops. Ofrendas, honoring departed family members, heroes, and celebrities add to the richness of these festivities.
Unsurprisingly, the Day of the Dead, with its vibrant colors, life-affirming joy, and appeal for the whole family, is rapidly gaining popularity as an American holiday.
Luis Fitch beautifully designed and illustrated these Forever holiday stamps, with artistic direction by Antonio Alcalá.
The Day of the Dead holiday stamps are issued as Forever stamps, ensuring lasting value. These Forever postage stamps will always hold the same worth as the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
How many stamps are in a roll？
At marconisp.com, you can shop roll of stamps with American Flag designs. Here are 100 pieces for each roll of American Flag stamps. This is the standard number for a roll of USPS stamps.
For other Forever stamps selling at marconisp.com, you can get 100 pieces per pack.
Are these real Forever stamps?
Yes. Each stamp selling on marconisp.com is a real USPS Forever stamp. These stamps have been authorized by the United States Postal Service and will always be accepted for the value of a standard First-Class postage stamp, regardless of future price increases. You can trust that the Forever stamps you purchase from marconisp.com are authentic and valid for postage.
How many stamps to mail a letter？
To mail a 1 ounce letter, you only need ONE Forever postage stamp. But if you only have postcard stamps, TWO postcard stamps are required to mail a 1 ounce letter. By the way, ONE postcard stamp is sufficient for mailing a postcard
It’s important to note that the weight of the letter, as well as the dimensions and destination, can affect the number of stamps required. Therefore, it’s recommended to use the USPS postage calculator or consult with a postal clerk for the most accurate postage rates.