First Love

The Hearts Blossom stamp

The Postal Service will release Hearts Blossom, this year’s first stamp, Thursday, Jan. 10.

The stamp is part of the Love series and features the word “Love” in cursive script below 12 colorful hearts. The color palette includes red, pink, purple and orange.

Antonio Alcalá, a USPS art director, designed the stamp, which will be dedicated at the Puerto Rico Museum of Contemporary Art in San Juan.

The Postal Service issued its first Love stamp in 1973. Although the stamps are released early in the year, they are not just for Valentine’s Day and can be used for many occasions.

The stamp will be available at Post Offices and