painting of a flower with a face
Giving and Sharing concept stamp art

Illustrator: Mary GrandPré (concept); Robert Dinetz (final approved)

Concept art doesn’t always become the final stamp design. The development of the Giving and Sharing stamp, a commemorative stamp honoring philanthropy, attracted multiple artists who created many design concepts. The USPS ultimately decided to illustrate the giving and sharing relationship with a bee hovering near a double-blossomed flower to represent cross-pollination.

Courtesy United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection