February 02, 2009

Swirls of ribbon, fireworks and clusters of confetti burst from an envelope on a dynamic PERMANENT™ domestic rate stamp sure to complement greetings of all sorts.

“Greeting cards have a place in all manner of celebration: birthdays, anniversaries, weddings—you name it,” says Liz Wong, Manager of Stamp Design and Production at Canada Post. “This issue is a tribute to these warm wishes that allow us, year after year, to take part in special occasions from a distance.”

The creative take on this year’s celebration stamp was designed by Debbie Adams, Creative Director at Adams+Associates Design Consultants in Toronto. “I decided to give this broad topic a new twist by associating it more directly with the mail,” she explains. “With ‘Celebration in the Mail’ as my theme, I began researching greeting card imagery.” Adams got the right feel by digitally mixing colours and experimenting with celebration symbols to make the stamp as fun as possible.

Booklet of 6 stamps

Booklet of 6 stamps


  • Product #: 111194
  • Denomination: 1 x PERMANENT™ domestic stamp
  • Design: Debbie Adams
  • Dimensions: 36 mm x 28 mm (horizontal)
  • Printer: Lowe-Martin
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 8 colours
  • Quantity: Continuous printing
  • Gum Type: Pressure sensitive
  • Illustration: Debbie Adams
  • Perforations: Simulated perforation top and bottom
  • Tagging: General, 4 sides
  • Paper Type: Tullis Russell
  • OFDC Cancellation Location: Lively, Ontario
Official First Day Cover (OFDC)


  • Product #: 413194131
  • Quantity: 21,700
  • OFDC Cancellation Location: Lively, Ontario