Have you noticed how ugly postage stamps are getting?
Take a look at these 42¢ stamps.
Yes, I know a lot of these stamps are to commemorate things and you are sometimes limited in what you can do with it—like the Purple Heart one. It is what it is. But it's ugly.
And last year's Christmas stamps? Blech.
Boticelli is a wonderful artist and I like this painting. It's even pretty here on the computer screen—look at Mary's face. It's perfection! (Click on the stamp for an even better view.) But by the time you shrink it down to the size of a postage stamp, you just can't see enough detail to make it look nice.
Christmas is supposed to be about love and cheer and good will. These guys look like they might come alive and eat you.
The only 42¢ stamps I even like are Frank.
(I mean—it's Frank! Look at how blue they got his eyes.)
And this one—which would make a great stamp for a wedding announcement.
Except we're not using 42¢-ers anymore. Stamps are 44¢ now. When I went to pick up stamps to mail Meg & Kendall's announcements, it was pretty slim pickins.
This is the wedding one.
Are you kidding me?? It's SO ugly. And worse—it's boring. Seriously, who would even wear rings like that? They look like they came out of a gumball machine.
And we weren't about to use the Liberty Bell. Patriotic it is. Smooshy and love inspiring, it's not.
Megan choose the new "Love" stamp.
I love these because 1) they reflect her personality; 2) the King & Queen of Hearts are a darling couple; and 3) they really pop on the black envelope. (Yes, I said black. Her announcements are awesome!)
Contest: If you were to design a "Wedding/Love" stamp featuring a well-known couple—historical, fictional or current personality—who would you put on it and why?
Deadline: You have until midnight on Friday, June 12th to post your answer in the comments section.
Prize: There will be two winners:
1) The person with the stamp idea that I like best (so the "why" is very important.
2) A winner chosen at random from everyone who participates in this contest.
And the prize? King and Queen of Hearts stamps, of course! Four stamps per winner.
Now playing on my iPod: Then by Brad Paisley