Thinking of You

Whether sending a note of celebration, gratitude, or just to say hi, letting those we care about know that we’re thinking of them affirms our love and affection. These five new stamps from the U.S. Postal Service perfectly accompany letters and cards sent to brighten someone’s day.

The pane of 20 stamps features five unique designs filled with a variety of whimsical images, including flowers, balloons, cute animals, sweet treats, and symbols of good luck. Capturing the excitement and delight of receiving a card in the mail meant just for you, each digital illustration uses a cohesive color palette to bring together the disparate icons in the designs. Words of encouragement and thoughtful affirmations surround the stamps on the pane in the same muted tones used throughout the designs. Each greeting is die-cut and self-adhesive for further enhancement of messages and to add a special touch to envelopes.

In good times and bad, checking in on friends and family provides an important connection. A feel-good, handwritten message, no matter the length, can boost spirits and bring relationships closer, despite miles of distance.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps with original artwork by Ellen Surrey.

The Thinking of You stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. These Forever stamps are always equal to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Product Specification:
Issue:Thinking of You Stamps
Item Number:484100
Denomination &First-Class Mail Forever
Type of Issue:
Format:Pane of 20 (5 designs)
Issue Date & City:August 11, 2023, Cleveland, OH 44101
Art Director:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Designer:Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA
Illustrator:Ellen Surrey, Van Nuys, CA
Modeler:Sandra Lane / Michelle Finn
Manufacturing Process:Offset, Flexographic
Printer:Banknote Corporation of America
Press Type:Gallus RCS
Stamps per Pane:20
Print Quantity:25,000,000 stamps
Paper Type:Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Adhesive Type:Pressure-sensitive
Colors:Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, PMS1605C, PMS 7579C, PMS 637C, PMS 4067C, PMS 124C
Stamp Orientation:Vertical
Image Area (w x h):0.77 x 1.05 in / 19.558 x 26.67 mm
Overall Size (w x h):0.91 x 1.19 in / 23.114 x 30.226 mm
Full Pane Size (w x h):7.22 x 7.58 in / 183.388 x 192.532 mm
Press Sheets Size (w x h):14.44 x 15.16 in / 366.776 x 385.064 mm
Plate Size:80 stamps per revolution
Plate Number:“B” followed by nine (9) single digits in four corners
Marginal Markings:
Front:Header: Decorative Decals with friendly expressions • Plate number in four corners of the pane
Back:©2022 USPS • USPS logo • Two barcodes (484100) • Plate position diagram (4) • Promotional text
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