USPS Releases New Chanukah Stamp In Leadup To The Holiday
With the release of this vibrant new stamp, the U.S. Postal Service continues its tradition of issuing stamps for the Chanukah celebrations.
“I remember looking forward to Hanukkah as a child, especially the traditional foods, gifts, and games,” said Lori Dym, U.S. Postal Service managing counsel for procurement and property law, who served as the dedicating official. “And now, on behalf of the 655,000 men and women of the United States Postal Service, I am honored to participate in the unveiling of our new stamp celebrating this joyous Jewish holiday.”
The stamp art, designed by Jeanette Kuvin Oren and directed by Ethel Kessler, features the design from an original wall-hanging. The fiber art was hand-dyed, appliquéd and quilted to form an abstract image of a Menorah.
The blue and purple colors are used to represent the sky, the greens and browns represent the earth. The bright yellows and oranges represent the Festival of Lights, as Chanukah is also known. Along the bottom of the stamp, the words Hanukkah, Forever and USA appear in white capital letters.