Updated: Jul 2, 2020
What is National US Postage Stamp Day? The first US stamp was issued on July 1, 1847. Up until then, people would mail an item and the receiver would have to pay when it arrived... no matter whether they knew what was being mailed and would have to pay whatever the carrier was asking. Once the first stamp was issued however, it was so effective that by 1855 the postage stamp became required. National US Postage Stamp Day celebrates this unique postage and it's ability and the ease it creates to send a letter or a package.
Fun Fact about Philately (the study of stamps and postal history)! Stamps often have a fascinating history. Everything from the inspiration and the artist, to the postal rate in a given year will effect the value of a stamp. Collectors look at quality and rarity as well. Former president, Franklin Roosevelt, is known as “America’s number one stamp collector.” He acquired the stamp collecting hobby from his mother when he was a child. By the time of his death, Roosevelt had over 1,200,000 stamps which filled 150 albums! This hobby gave Roosevelt an acute appreciation of various cultures and geographies. To this day, the stamps he received from Heads-of-State and foreign administrations are kept in the Roosevelt Library museum.
How to celebrate National US Postage Stamp Day: You can use this pdf to print out your own stamp outline and create your own design. Celebrating national US postage stamp day doesn’t come much finer than crafting your own stamp! We'd love to see you're work, so tag us @our.creative.nest #NaturallyCreative