USPS announces “Sealed With Love” Forever stamp

Sealed with Love — Forever

WASHINGTON , Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Emails may be a quick, efficient, form of communication, but nothing leaves a long-lasting impression than a handwritten love letter — a treasure that can be saved and passed along to future generations.

Come late January the Postal Service will make it easy to make your intentions known through the mail with the issuance of the Sealed with Love Forever stamps. Depicting an envelope fastened with an elegant wax seal, the Sealed with Love Forever Stamp encourages Americans to scribe their own love letters — a romantic gesture that never goes out of style.

You can pre-order the stamps now for delivery before the end of January — just in time for your Valentine mailings. Customers may pre-order the stamps at or by phone at 800-Stamp24 (800-782-6724).

The seal’s design, in shades of red, is a small heart enclosed inside a larger heart, both surrounded by a filigree circle. The stamp Graphic designer Louise Fili of New York City worked with art director Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, on this stamp. Jessica Hische was the illustrator.

Customers may view the Sealed with Love Forever Stamp, as well as many of next year’s other stamps at, on Twitter @USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.

The date and location of the Sealed with Love first-day-of-issue stamp dedication ceremony will be announced later.

Philatelic Products

There are three philatelic products for these stamps.

  • 578684, Press Sheet with die cuts, $48.60
  • 578686, Press Sheets without die cuts, $48.60
  • 578623, Notecards  (Set of 12 with stamps), $16.95