By Michael Baadke
A new Love stamp from the United States Postal Service will be issued Jan. 18 in Phoenix, Ariz.
A first-day ceremony, free and open to the public, will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N. 3rd St., in Ballroom North 120B.
A Dec. 28 press release from the Postal Service did not provide information about ceremony participants.
The stamp is being issued during the Creativation 2018 event sponsored by the Association For Creative Industries.
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The nondenominated (49¢) forever stamp dubbed "Love Flourishes" features "a fanciful garden of colorful flowers surrounding the word 'Love' written in cursive script," according to the Postal Service.
The illustration by Florida-based artist Anna Bond is hand-painted with opaque watercolors on paper. USPS art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp.
The self-adhesive stamp is being issued in a pane of 20 and will be sold nationwide on the issue date.