Snowy Beauty Forever Stamps’ first-day ceremony is Tuesday, Oct. 11th

GUILFORD, IN. — The United States Postal Service will hold a first-day ceremony for the Snowy Beauty Forever stamps on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. in the pavilion at the Guilford Covered Bridge Park in Guilford, IN.

The special guest speaker is Gregory Manchess, author and award-winning illustrator whose original oil paintings are featured on the Snowy Beauty stamps. Indiana District Manager Christi Johnson-Kennedy is the postal dedicated official. Jay Bigalke, editor-in-chief of Linn’s Stamp News and Scott catalogs, will serve as emcee.

The Snowy Beauty stamps celebrate the warmth and cheer that flowers and berries bring to our natural landscapes, even after a surprise snow. In these hand-sketched and painted designs, the artist uses light, shadow, and luminous color to evoke the beauty of 10 species: camellia, winter aconite, crocus, hellebore, winterberry, pansy, plum blossom, grape hyacinth, daffodil, and ranunculus.

Guilford is a small community located in southeastern Indiana approximately 30 miles west of Cincinnati, OH. The first-day ceremony is being organized by Indiana postal officials. The event is free and open to the public.

The Postal Service generally receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products, and services to fund its operations.