Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Send A Hello

I LOVE sending mail. I love putting little cards into those blue mailboxes. Maybe it is because I picture someone opening the mail and getting a little smile on their face when they pull out a note from a friend (instead of a bill or junk mail). Anyway, I just saw on the USPS website that they are releasing new stamps on Friday - Send a Hello Stamps! I think I may just have to stock up :) Be on the lookout in a mailbox near you!

Send a Hello (Forever)

Since 1986, the films of Pixar Animation Studios have stretched the boundaries of our imagination with stories about unlikely heroes who explore the bonds of friendship and family. Now some of those heroes are the subjects of colorful new Send a Hello (Forever®) stamps that encourage people to connect with loved ones through the mail.

These new stamps capture the delight of finding a letter, greeting card, or package waiting in your mailbox. It puts a shine on the rest of the day-even before you've opened it. Despite all the ways we communicate with friends and family today, there's still nothing as personal as knowing someone took time to choose a card … write a letter … wrap a package … and even choose a special stamp simply to "Send a Hello."

Art directors Terrence W. McCaffrey and William J. Gicker worked with Disney•Pixar to design the stamp art featuring popular characters:
**Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006)
**Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007)
**Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995)
**Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009)
**the robot WALL•E from WALL•E (2008).
The "Send a Hello" stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Made in the USA.

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