The sending of love letters and flowers in the time of Covid-19 is being promoted by the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) this Valentine’s Day.
PHLPost today started issuing its Valentine’s Day postage stamps bearing the theme, “Far but not apart”, an ode to relationships over distance brought on by the coronavirus pandemic that limited face to face activities and gatherings.
“The celebration of Valentine’s Day might be a little different this year, but there are a lot of ways to show love and affection to our dear ones”, PHLPost said in a statement released on February 10, 2021.
This year’s stamp designed by young graphic artist Ryman Dominic Albuladora features digital art of a couple wearing facemasks as they overcome physical distance by constant communication in whatever means to send messages of love and affection – embraced by a big heart-shaped ribbon.
The “Pilipinas Valentine’s Day” stamps are priced at PHP12. PHLPost has printed 25,000 pieces of limited Valentine’s Day stamps.
Another PHLPost offering is the #ExpressPadaLove2021, a way to send flowers and letters of gratitude to someone special.
Via its #ExpressPadaLove2021, post offices in Manila, Quezon City, and some other areas in Mega Manila will accept orders for door to door delivery through its Domestic Express Mail Service (DEMS) of flowers, chocolates, stuffed toys, and other gift items.
The public can also call for orders, through telephone numbers (02) 8527-0135/ 0927-245-0835/ 0906-8976930. Payments can be made via Electronic Postal Money Order (EPMO) or G-Cash at Mobile No. 0935-3674207.
Stamps and official first day cover of “Valentine’s Day Stamps” are now available at the Philatelic Counter, Manila Central Post Office, all Mega Manila Post Offices, Postal Area 2, San Fernando, La Union, Postal Area 4, San Pablo, Postal Area 5, Mandaue, Postal Area 6, Iloilo, Postal Area 7, Davao, and Postal Area 8, Cagayan De Oro. For inquiries, please call 8527-01-08 or 8527-01-32 or follow/like the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/PilipinasPhilately/ for updates.
Love Letters were also promoted in the PHLPost heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Stamps issued in 2020.
SEND CHEERS to PHLPost and mail senders for promoting love letters in the time of Covid this Valentine’s Day.
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