Canada - Stamps - Adopt a Pet - Booklet of 10 stamps
Issue Date: April 22, 2013
These domestic-rate PERMANENT™ stamps are issued to remind everyone of the importance of giving a shelter animal a second chance.
Stamp design manager Danielle Trottier, a long-time pet owner, and Roy White of Subplot designed these engaging stamps to invite interaction. Detaching the stamps from the backing allows you to let the animal out of the cage or kennel on its way to a good home.
The animal models for the stamps—2 cats, 2 dogs and a parrot—are all from a shelter, and the background features sketches of each animal’s dream of home.
The stamp booklet adds to the story by featuring each pet’s name and individual experience.
About the “Adopt a Pet” campaign
In 2010, close to 150,000 homeless pets were admitted to shelters. While many were either returned to their owners or placed in new homes, too many remain homeless.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS), the national voice on animal welfare issues, is spreading the word that when looking for a pet, the first stop of animal lovers should be their local humane society or SPCA.
The new Canada Post “Adopt a Pet” series of collectible products reminds everyone of the importance of adopting an animal from one of the many shelters across Canada.
The Art of the Post with @nasyakopteva
To see more of Nasya’s beautiful post creations, follow her on Instagram @nasyakopteva.
Nasya Kopteva (@nasyakopteva) made her first mail artwork at the age of five. “My grandmother let me paint old Soviet envelopes. In those opened envelopes, I saw small houses and added doors, windows, fences and whole rooms inside. When I remember those post cities, I feel happiness. What wonderful things an open-minded child can create!”
Nasya still makes mail art today but sends the letters to just one recipient, her friend Sasha. “We exchange painted post stories and try to surprise and delight each other.” Nasya and Sasha share some of their most beautiful creations on their blog (www.fishmailart.com) and on Instagram. “I am a completely visual person. For me, Instagram is the most convenient way to freeze moments and share visual information–energy, feelings and beauty—with others who are in search of it.”
So excited for this stamp release!!!
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