Greeting stamp - Love
Date of issue: 27.01.2023
Author: villa creativa
Printed by: Royal Joh. Enschedé, Netherlands
Printing Process and Layout: 4-colour offset in sheetlets of 10 stamps
Paper: Tullis Russell Chancellor Litho PVA RMS GUM, 102 g/m2
Size: Heart in a square of 44.00 x 44.00 mm
Perforation: Comb 14 : 14
Love gives birth to love . . .
. . . says one of the many Slovene proverbs about love. In other words about relationships between people and, slightly more broadly, our relationship with the environment that surrounds us.
Love is shown in different ways and on different occasions. Its duration can vary greatly too. Specific days, months (e.g. May) and even seasons (e.g. spring) are dedicated to the profession of love. At least two important feast days are specifically about love: Valentine’s Day (14 February) and St Gregory’s Day (12 March).
When we examine the older celebrations of pre-Christian origin associated with these feast days, we realise that they were not only connected with human love but also with love in the animal kingdom, specifically among birds. The two feast days were considered to mark the start of the mating season and were known as “Birds’ Wedding Days”, an annual symbol of the rebirth of spring.