Jul 22

Add a Little Pixar to Your Parcels

Newest series of Pixar stamps, titled “Mail a Smile”

Okay, let’s face it, snail mail is definitely becoming a thing of the past! Especially with the popularity of text, email, and popular social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, the days of sending a letter are definitely in the past. But every now and then, it’s still necessary to send a letter or invitation by mail. So, for those rare occasions that you have to send something by mail, Disney has released some fun Pixar stamps sure to make you smile.

1st series of Pixar stamps, titled “Send a Hello”, issued in 2011

On August 19, 2011, the Unites States Postal Service released a series of Pixar first class postage stamps called, ‘Send a Hello’ stamps. The set of five, first class postage stamps includes characters from some of Pixar’s top movies, which includes Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story, Up, and Wall-e. I was really excited about the release of these stamps since any little touch of Disney in everyday life always brings a smile to my face.

Here is the official description of the stamps from the United States Postal Service website:

Since 1986, the films of Pixar Animation Studios have stretched the boundaries of our imagination with stories about unlikely heroes who explore the bonds of friendship and family. Now some of those heroes are the subjects of colorful new Send a Hello (Forever®) stamps that encourage people to connect with loved ones through the mail.

These new stamps capture the delight of finding a letter, greeting card, or package waiting in your mailbox. It puts a shine on the rest of the day-even before you’ve opened it. Despite all the ways we communicate with friends and family today, there’s still nothing as personal as knowing someone took time to choose a card … write a letter … wrap a package … and even choose a special stamp simply to “Send a Hello.”

Art directors Terrence W. McCaffrey and William J. Gicker worked with Disney•Pixar to design the stamp art featuring popular characters:

  • Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006)
  • Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007)
  • Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995)
  • Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009)
  • the robot WALL•E from WALL•E (2008).

The “Send a Hello” stamps are being issued as Forever stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

The 2nd series of these fun Pixar stamps titled, “Mail a Smile”, were released earlier this summer, in a special ceremony at the new Art of Animation Resort, and include characters from 5 more of our favorite Pixar movies:

The ceremony included a number of the featured characters from the stamps. The Mail a Smile series is being issued as Forever stamps, just as the previously released Send a Hello series, which means they will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail rate. So stock up now and add a little Pixar fun to your parcels!



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