Made of Hearts

The Postal Service will release its Made of Hearts stamp Thursday, Jan. 23.

The stamp, part of the Love series, features horizontal lines of red and pink hearts on a white background. Toward the center, red hearts in varying sizes replace pink hearts in a formation that creates one large red heart, the focal point of the design.

Antonio Alcalá designed the stamp and served as art director.

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 in panes of 20 at Post Offices and