From the great outdoors to still-life paintings of fruits and vegetables, there's a beautiful stamp here for every card and letter.

By Kelly Vaughan
August 18, 2020
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The United States Postal Service (USPS) has been an essential government operation since the 18th century. The Postal Office Act of 1792 not only made the USPS a permanent institution of the federal government, but it also included provisions that would facilitate freedom of the press, the privacy of personal correspondence, and expand the nation's physical infrastructure. Needless to say, the USPS is a historical and vital government institution and needs the help of the American people now more than ever in order to survive.

While the USPS has been struggling financially for more than a decade, the coronavirus pandemic made matters worse, as businesses have substantially reduced the amount of mail that they're sending. According to NPR, the USPS has asked lawmakers for nearly $89 billion in cash infusions to offset the financial storm. Wondering how you can support the USPS? Buying official USPS merchandise, such as stamps, is one simple way to help. And though the USPS can't survive on stamp purchases alone, the more Americans who show their support for the service, the more likely lawmakers are to advocate for financial relief.

Go ahead and practice the art of letter writing and send a loved one snail mail via the USPS using one of these pretty stamps, which you can purchase right now.

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Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Even if you can't take a family vacation due to the coronavirus pandemic, you can revel in the beauty of the great outdoors thanks to this collection of stamps. Build sand castles at the beach, go cross-country skiing through the woods, or hop in a canoe with a loved one through these images that help us to appreciate the natural world.

Shop Now: Enjoy the Great Outdoors Forever Stamp, $11 for Sheet of 20, store.usps.com.

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Fruits and Vegetables

From colorful heirloom tomatoes to vibrant figs and eggplants, these stamps highlight a bounty of seasonal produce through still-life paintings.

Shop Now: Fruits and Vegetables Forever Stamps, $11 for Book of 20, store.usps.com.

Courtesy of the United States Postal Service

Wild Orchids

Celebrate beautiful blooms with this collection of stamps inspired by nine species of wild orchid flowers. Each stamp features a single photograph taken by Jim Fowler.

Shop Now: American Gardens, $11 for Sheet of 20, store.usps.com.

Comments (2)

Anonymous
September 19, 2020
The taxpayers have already bailed the USPS out with 72 Billion $$$$$$ for their large pensions they left unfunded now thy continue to want more... Try to go to the post office and not wait over 1/2 hour to get a package sent run totally inefficiently
Anonymous
September 19, 2020
The taxpayers have already bailed the USPS out with 72 Billion $$$$$$ for their large pensions they left unfunded now thy continue to want more... Try to go to the post office and not wait over 1/2 hour to get a package sent run totally inefficiently