2020 55¢ Enjoy the Great Outdoors – Sand Castles
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: June 13, 2020
First Day City: Incline Village, NV
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 20
Quantity Printed: 35,000,000
Who could forget all the joys of summer vacation as a child? No school, warm weather, plenty of time to spend with friends, and annual family vacations. And some of the best were trips to the beach.
The beach is irresistible to all ages. The sand is soft and nice to lay down and relax on. The water is cool when the sun gets too hot. And there can be fun natural treasures to find, like shells or rocks. But one of the most fun things about going to the beach is building a sand castle.
Every family has their own method for building a great sand castle. Some use plastic buckets as a mold, while others make intricate and unusual-looking castles by dripping very wet sand into piles. There are even some people who simply pile up sand and carve out the designs they want. Once the main build is constructed, many families search the shorelines for sticks and other decorations to complete their castles. Sometimes, it can be fun to split into teams and see which group makes the best castle.
Whether the beach you like best is on the ocean or your local lakeshore, family trips there are always memorable. Especially when everyone works together to build a sand castle. It’s one of the best things to do outdoors in the summer time.