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Tiger, Tiger, Blossoms Bright

Remember that William Blake poem, "The Tyger?" I am reminded of that by this new Chinese New Year stamp designed by Ethel Kessler. Did you know that the Year of the Tiger falls on Valentine's Day this 2010? That's a lot of red! (Red being a lucky color for the Chinese when ushering in the New Year.) Did you also know that narcissus flowers are considered auspicious by the Chinese? This souvenir sheet of 12 stamps will be released exactly a month before Valentine's Day, not in Panama City FL, but in LA's El Pueblo Historical Monument.


And here's a festive Thai New Year greeting card I received from my very artistic friend, Pavinee. She lives and works as a graphic designer in Bangkok. The scene reminds me of provincial Philippines, especially the coconuts and barking dogs.



[stamp image from usps.com]

12 vandalized my wall:

AnitaNH said...

Let's hope this "year of the tiger" is auspicious for everyone! Happy PFF!

Christine H. said...

I saw these yesterday at the post office. They are so beautiful and cheerful.

MuseSwings said...

Thanks for the reminder! I'm still writing The Year of the Rat on my checks.

Terry said...

Howdy
Happy PFF to you .
Oh my this is such a beautiful stamp !
The card is simply gorgeous.
Thank you for sharing with us today.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Trails

viridian said...

Hi! I just purchased some of these stamps for Postcrossing. Very colorful. Happy PFF.

Postcardy said...

I like seeing New Years postcards from other countries.I wish we had something like that here.

pilarcat said...

What a beautiful stamp! It looks elegant and precious.

I'm also glad that you posted my card. It's my most favorite because it represents Thai people's nature, cheerful and easygoing :-D

Kayni said...

I'll be sure to pick up those stamps for my collection. They're pretty.

witsandnuts said...

Very Pinoy nga yung greeting card. =) The stamp is for keeps.

Lyneen said...

thanks for sharing Chinese New Year, beautiful stamp. Also the great card... talented artist. THANKS for sharing, PFF!

Marie Reed said...

I had no idea! I can't wait to see a few daffodils pop up in my garden. The sun is shining here in France. It feels like spring;)

Beth Niquette said...

How beautiful! It feels like spring here, too--but I am sure Winter is about to descend upon us again soon. Eeeek!

Happy PFF!

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