Celebration Boutonniere This new Forever stamp is similar in design to the two-ounce Celebration Corsage stamp and can be used for weddings and RSVP cards. It also is perfect for party invitations, thank-you notes, announcements, birthday cards, Father's Day cards and other occasions. The stamp art features a photograph of an arrangement of ranunculus, with floral accents of succulents, Astrantia, Berzelia, and clubmoss greenery. The ribbon wrapping the stems harmonizes with the colors and textures of the plant material. The boutonniere was arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano and photographed by Renée Comet. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

Celebration Boutonniere Stamp

In my career, I have designed flowers for many different occasions large and small, happy and sad. I’ve created flowers to say “I’m sorry,” “I love you” and sometimes just “Wow.” I approached holidays, weddings, birthdays and funerals, creating an appropriate design for each one, thousands and thousands of them over the years. Recently, I had the opportunity to create a floral design for something I had never done before — a U.S. postage stamp

The plan was to show a coordinating boutonnière and corsage with a natural look featuring soft colors and textures for a wedding on a pair of stamps. As the project developed, the theme broadened to “Celebration” to encompass all occasions for wearing flowers. A wedding, of course, is one such occasion, however there are many more: birthdays, anniversaries, proms, showers, retirements, graduations, promotions and honorary events, just to name a few. 

Peach ranuculus and hypericum berry are the main flowers featured. Seeded Eucalyptus, Astrantia and Berzelia add texture and interest. The boutonnière has a petite succulent added giving it a modern touch. The colors are soft and touches of burlap ribbon finish the natural look.

Celebration Corsage This new 2-ounce stamp is perfect for many of life’s special moments, as it can accommodate the weight of heavy invitations for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other celebrations; oversize greeting cards for all occasions; and mailings such as small gifts that require extra postage. Celebration Corsage is similar in design to the Celebration Boutonniere Forever stamp, and the two form a natural pair. The corsage was arranged by floral designer Carol Caggiano and photographed by Renée Comet. Art director Ethel Kessler designed the stamp.

Celebration Corsage Stamp

These new stamps will be perfect to use when mailing invitations and thank-you letters for all types of celebrations. I can’t wait until the stamps are available. I keep an eye on my local post office waiting for them to arrive. I think I am going to buy hundreds of them.

Next time you’re hosting a celebration or going to a special event, consider wearing flowers. Corsages and boutonnières are extra touches to make special events even more memorable. Your local professional florist can even design the flowers to match your personality, clothing, favorite colors, or the event.

What was the last celebration when you wore flowers?