January 09, 2007 12:45 ET

Canada Post: Streamers and Confetti... A Celebration to Last Throughout the Year

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 9, 2007) - Canada Post today announced a new "Celebration" stamp to be issued on January 15, 2007. The domestic rate Celebration stamp, perfect for sending messages filled with well wishes, allows for a bright and cheery way to commemorate all those special occasions in our lives.

Streamers and confetti get your party started! They set the perfect mood and create a dynamic atmosphere, giving mailings a unique festive look. A birth announcement introduces a new life, a birthday card rejoices in the life of a loved one; a wedding invitation requests your presence at a ceremony uniting two loving souls... these events are deserving of a "Celebration" stamp.

Designer Karen Smith of Trivium Design Inc. of Halifax noted how difficult it was to capture the mood on such a small surface. "Confetti being nearly impossible to find these days forced me to be creative and make my own" said Smith, "and the ribbons capture the mood in such a way that you can feel the party, hear the excitement..." The mood is so prominent on this stamp that even the font chosen to inscribe Canada enhances the atmosphere.

The self-adhesive stamp will be printed using lithography in 9 colours on Tullis Russell Coatings paper and will measure 36 mm x 28 mm (horizontal). Lowe-Martin printed six million stamps in booklets of six-stamps. They are tagged on all four sides. The Official First Day Cover will read OTTAWA ON.

Additional information about Canadian stamps can be found in the Newsroom section of Canada Post's website, and downloadable high-resolution photos of these new stamps are in the Newsroom's Photo Centre. Stamps and Official First Day Covers will be available at participating post offices, and can be ordered online by following the links at Canada Post's website, or by mail order from the National Philatelic Centre. From Canada and the USA call toll-free: 1-800-565-4362 and from other countries call: (902) 863-6550.

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