New USPS Celebratory Stamp Commemorates Special Occasions
MACtac® supplies pressure-sensitive adhesive label material for Neon Celebrate! stamp
From birthdays to retirements, anniversaries and other special events, many occasions call for celebrations, and the United States Postal Service (USPS) is helping to commemorate these joyous moments with the introduction of the Neon Celebrate! stamp. MACtac® supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the first 100 million, 44-cent first-class stamps, available in a pane of 20 stamps.
A perfect match for greeting cards, invitations, gift-bearing envelopes and packages, the stamp features images of swirls, circles and dashes in pink, blue, orange, yellow and green, modeled after a fireworks display on a summer evening. Each letter of the word “Celebrate” and the exclamation point that is part of this stamp’s official title are highlighted in bright white light, vibrantly expressing excitement and happy wishes.
“This new stamp adds a special touch to celebratory packages, bringing smiles to recipients and acknowledging milestones achieved,” said Allison Hazel, marketing manager, MACtac Printing Products. “MACtac feels honored to be part of these celebrations by supplying the label stock for this special stamp that bears messages of joy, goodwill and happiness.”
The Neon Celebrate! stamp was unveiled in Cleveland, Ohio during the Garfield-Perry Stamp Club’s 121st Annual Exhibition and Bourse—one of the largest stamp shows in the United States—that celebrates stamp collecting as a hobby.
The stamp was designed by Phil Jordan of Falls Church, Va., who was inspired by a visit to the Museum of Neon Art in Los Angeles. Jordan worked with neon artist Michael Flechtner of Van Nuys, Calif., to create the Neon Celebrate! stamp.
Neon Celebrate! is issued as a Forever® stamp and may be purchased at local post offices, at the postal store website at www.usps.com/shop, or by calling 800-STAMP-24.
MACtac has been a qualified supplier for USPS stamps for more than seven years, providing materials for a number of pressure-sensitive stamps, including the Holiday Evergreens Forever, Federal Duck Stamp, Winslow Homer, Sunday Funnies, Adopt a Shelter Pet, Flags of Our Nation, Winter Holidays, Forever, Olympic Games, Wedding Rings and Simpsons.