2019 55¢ Holiday Wreaths – Red and Gold Ribbon Wreath
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: October 25, 2019
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Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Banknote Corporation of America
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Double-sided Booklet of 20
Quantity Printed: 350,000,000
When it comes to holiday decorations, few are more popular than the humble ribbon. These strips of fabric have been around for centuries and have adorned everything from gifts to garland and Christmas trees to wreaths. There is nothing a well-placed ribbon can't spruce up.
Holiday wreaths are most commonly seen as evergreen boughs with a red ribbon. Sometimes other decorations are mixed in, too. But over the last several decades, the variety of different wreath designs has increased tremendously. In 2019, the USPS issued four new Forever stamps picturing some ofthe most unique designs.
One of the most striking wreaths pictured was red and gold with two wide ribbons woven through it. The wreath on its own would have been impressive enough, but the ribbons gave it an extra touch that made it even more beautiful. Two of the other 2019 Holiday Wreaths stamps also had ribbon elements. The rustic pine cone and magnolia pod wreath was dressed up with a red ribbon, and the solid green wreath featured leaves folded to resemble real ribbons.
These stamps are a celebration of the many decorating traditions we all look forward to during the holiday season. And those traditions would not be complete without including a ribbon or two!