With the release of these four new Forever holiday stamps to celebrate the Day of the Dead, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the Day of the Dead, an increasingly popular holiday in the United States.
Each pane’s five identical rows include four colorful stamps featuring several iconic elements of a traditional Day of the Dead ofrenda or offering. Stylized, decorated “sugar skulls” are personalized as four family members, one per stamp: a child with a hair bow, a father is sporting a hat and mustache, a mother with curled hair, and another child. The lit candles flanking each sugar skull are beacons to guide deceased loved ones on their annual return journey to the land of the living. Dotting each stamp and adorning their shared vertical borders are marigolds (cempazuchitles), the most popular Day of the Dead flower. The vibrant colors of the flowers and other embellishments, along with the white of the sugar skulls, stand out brightly from the stamps’ black background.
With roots in pre-Columbian Latin America, Dia de Los Muertos resulted from meeting Indigenous traditions and practices introduced by the Catholic missionaries who arrived with the Spanish colonizers in the late 1500s. The modern version of the holiday rose out of the activism of the 1970s when Chicano artists in California saw it as a way to build pride in Mexican culture.
Today hundreds of thousands of Americans from all walks of life flock to celebrations hosted each November by museums, galleries, and community centers. They are drawn by the exuberant processions, skeleton costumes and face painting, music, dancing, special food, and arts-and-crafts workshops, and by the ofrendas honoring not only departed family members but also heroes and celebrities.
It is no wonder that the Day of the Dead, with all its exuberant color, life-affirming joy, and appeal for the whole family, is fast becoming a popular American holiday.
Luis Fitch designed and illustrated theese Forever holiday stamps. Antonio Alcalá was the art director.
The Day of the Dead holiday stamps is being issued as Forever stamps. These Forever postage stamps will always be equal in value to 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.