2020 55¢ Winter Scenes: Deer
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: October 16, 2020
First Day City: Winter Park, FL
Type of Stamp: Definitive
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Double-sided booklet of 20
Quantity Printed: 400,000,000
Deer are native to every continent in the world except Antarctica and Australia and are able to survive in many different conditions. In the northern reaches of north America, that means being able to survive cold, snowy winters with limited food options.
In several cultures, deer symbolize regeneration. This is because deer shed their antlers in the fall and regrow them each spring. Since trees and other plants do the same thing with their leaves and flowers, there is no better symbol of the changing seasons than the deer.
In North America, the largest population of deer can be found between Alberta, and British Columbia, Canada. here, all five native North American deer species can be found: white-tailed deer, mule deer, caribou, elk, and moose. There are a number of national parks in this region, allowing visitors to experience the grace and beauty of these animals all year long.
There are few things quite as peaceful as looking out your window on a chilly winter day and seeing a deer or two in your yard. Their hooves allow them to make their way through deep snow almost without making a sound. And they can balance on their powerful hind legs to reach tree branches to help them survive the cold. They are a much-needed reminder that, while winter may seem long, spring will soon come again.