USPS does a great job with creating new themed stamps for your enjoyment. The last few themes are particularly creative. Their Halloween stamp was spooky. The Retro 51 Tornado USPS Hanukkah 2022 Limited Edition Rollerball highlights the spirit of Hanukkah.
First of all, the Retro 51 Tornado USPS Hanukkah 2022 Limited Edition Rollerball features the USPS® Hanukkah stamp that was designed by Jeanette Kuvin Oren with Ethel Kessler as the art director.
Hanukkah is a family-centered celebration that lasts eight nights. Families gather, play games, sing songs, share gifts and eat traditional holiday foods like latkes (fried potato pancakes). On each of the eight nights, families light a menorah (or hanukkiah) to represent the miracle of the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees. When the Maccabees entered a Temple in Jerusalem, they discovered that only enough consecrated oil remained to light the menorah for one day. Miraculously, when they lit the Temple menorah, it burned for eight days.
Importantly, the stamp art features the design from an original wall-hanging. The fiber art was hand-dyed, appliquéd and quilted to form an abstract image of a hanukkiah. The stamp’s art adapts into a printed design with multiple significant colors wrapping around the Tornado’s stainless-steel barrel that is varnished with a gloss clear coat. Each pen is then complete with polished brass accents, a finial topped with additional flames and its serial number engraved of the 718 Limited-Edition.
Notably, the stamp art features the design from an original wall-hanging. The blue and purple colors brilliantly represents the sky, the greens and browns represent the earth. The bright yellows and oranges represent the Festival of Lights, as we know of Hanukkah. Finally, along the bottom of the stamp, the words Hanukkah, Forever and USA appear in white capital letters. Let’s light the menorah and may this pen bring joy to all who use it this holiday season.
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