2020, February 6. Valentine's Day - "The Love We Deserve"
Litho Offset, Amstar Printing Company, Inc.,
Se-tenant Blocks of 4, Miniature Sheets of 8
Se-tenant Blocks of Four
12p Love of Nature
12p Love of Country
12p Love Knows No Gender
12p Love Yourseof
Layout Artist: Irma Jane C. Junio
First Day Covers:
VALENTINE'S DAY - "THE LOVE WE
The Philippine Postal
Corporation (PHLPost) releases stamps featuring the digital art
rendition of “Valentine’s Day 2020 – The Love We Deserve” special
stamps using the popular character of the human heart that signify
emotions, including love.
We see the familiar symbol
of love everywhere — from eating heart-shaped chocolates to sending
text messages to a special someone with the iconic heart of the
popular “emoji” or symbols.
Entitled “The Love We
Deserve”, the four heart-shaped designs show the values important to
contemporary society, focusing on current issues.
It presents the idea that love transcends romance, taking on
the many other definitions of love with an open mindset.
Each of the four topics
represents a creed: Love Nature, Love for Country, Love Knows No
Gender, and Love Yourself. This issue deviates from the usual way
Valentine’s Day stamps are depicted and is intended to touch on
subjects the public - especially the youth - can both relate to and
The four (4) heart-shaped
stamp designs such as the environment themed “Love Nature” takes on
the color green, with a background of a tree that symbolizes life;
the nationalistic themed “Love of Country” where the color and
design of the Philippine flag and map are reflected in the
background while little doves fly around to symbolize peace and
love; the “Love Knows No Gender” stamp theme indicates that Love has
no sexuality, race, skin tone, color or gender and lastly; the stamp
giving emphasis on “Loving Yourself”, inspiring people to have
self-respect, a positive self-image, and unconditional
self-acceptance. The magenta/purple inspired color illustrates a
person holding one’s head high.
Considered as one of the
most awaited Philatelic releases, this year’s Valentine’s Day stamp
designs deviates from the usual romance theme but focused more on
the universality of love.