Small worlds

The Postal Service will release its Snow Globes stamps on Sept. 19.

Adults and children alike enjoy the whimsical nature of snow globes — the flurry stirred up by a flick of the wrist that gradually settles to reveal a world in miniature.

The four stamps depict icons of the holiday season among flakes of snow, under a dome of glass.

Derry Noyes, a USPS art director, designed the stamps from oil paintings by artist Gregory Manchess.

The Forever stamps will be available in booklets of 20 at Post Offices and