One (1) FIRST DAY COVER in title from the 2019 Canada Post GARDENIA Issue
2019 GARDENIA First Day Cover
Add a bouquet of beauty to any collection with this Official First Day Cover featuring gorgeous gardenias. This elegant collectible bears both PermanentTMdomestic stamps from Canada Post’s annual flower issue. It’s a great gift for gardeners and nature enthusiasts of all ages.
The stamps depict two distinct view of the fragrant Cape jasmine gardenia (Gardenia jasminoides), while the Official First Day cover features an enlarged version of the flower imagery from one of the stamps. The Official First Day Cover is cancelled in Flower’s Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador. Fittingly, given the gardenia’s history of romantic association, the issue date is Feb. 14, 2019.
With such beautiful flowers, it’s easy to see why giving gardenias was known as a way of saying ‘I think you’re lovely’ during modest Victorian times. These days, the white petals are considered a symbol of purity, making gardenias a popular choice for weddings.