Sunday Stamps 004: I Love You!/Mahal Kita!


I have several choices for this week but then, today, in the Philippines we are celebrating our country’s 113th anniversary of Independence. So it’s a no-brainer, really, that I chose to post stamps from the Philippines, the land of my birth.

I find the design a bit cheesy – but hey – respect, respect. lol.

The stamp on the left shows hearts coming out of an envelope with “I Love You” written on it. On the right, the stamp shows roses and heart and the words “Mahal Kita”, the Tagalog phrase for “I Love You”. Although it is issued in se-tenant pair, the sheet composition  shows alternate placing of each design in each row.

Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular celebrations in the Philippines, next to Christmas, and highly-commercialised, if I may say so.

Anyhoo, before I end this post…

Isang mainit na pagbati sa lahat ng mamamayan ng Pilipinas, saan man kayo naroroon, sa ika-113 taon ng ating Kalayaan. Mabuhay ang Pilipinas! Mabuhay tayong lahat!

Warm greetings to my fellow countrymen, wherever you may be, on the 113th anniversary of our Independence. Long live the Philippines! Godspeed to us all!


Special thanks goes out to GingMaganda, my sister at the Miss Igorota Sisterhood, for the beautiful postcard and stamps.


Postcardy said...

It looks like they wanted to appeal to both modern and traditional tastes on the same sheet.

viridian said...

Thank you for participating! I am learning more about the Philipines every week.

Lisa B said...

very colourful and cheery stamps :)

Joy said...

Nice to send on a card to someone you love, I think we have only ever had one stamp for valentines day years ago.

Aimee Dars said...

A little cheesy, but cute, too!

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