Theme this week: Love and Valentine's stamps, or Chinese New Year stamps.
Talking to Chinese students at my school, I found out that the Chinese New Year/Spring festival goes on for a few weeks, so I am OK in posting this stamp:
From the US Postal Service website:
"Dragons aren't always scary monsters. Consider the colorful creature depicted by the U.S. Postal Service® in its 2012 Year of the Dragon (Forever®) stamp, fifth in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series! The Year of the Dragon begins on January 23, 2012, and ends on February 9, 2013.
Combining original artwork by Kam Mak with two elements from the previous series of Lunar New Year stamps — Clarence Lee's intricate paper-cut design of a dragon and the Chinese character for "Dragon," drawn in grass-style calligraphy by Lau Bun — art director Ethel Kessler has created a culturally rich stamp design that celebrates the diversity of the American experience."
Theme for next week: Cats and dogs, and other pets on stamps.