The US Postal Service is asking its Facebook friends to vote for their favorite 2012 stamp previewed this week as it continues to announce some of next year's stamps through social media outlets.
Today's sneak peek is the Bicycling Forever stamps. Using social media to reach broader, more diverse audiences is an initiative that began Monday. Select stamps from the 2012 commemorative program will continue to be previewed one at a time.
"Throughout the weekend, we're engaging Facebook friends by asking them to vote for their favorite 2012 stamp previewed on Facebook this week by visiting facebook.com/USPSStamps," said Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services. "Results of the vote will be announced on Facebook Monday, July 25. In addition to the Bicycling stamps previewed today, Facebook friends can select from the Cherry Blossoms Centennial, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Love Ribbons or John H. Johnson stamps as their favorite."
"We are excited to promote one the nation's most popular outdoor activities with the issuance of these four Bicycling stamps," added Kearney. "These days, increasing numbers of Americans ride bikes to work or use them to run neighborhood errands. Many travel organizations offer cycling tours, from leisurely half-day jaunts to weeks-long excursions. No matter how long the ride, choosing to bike rather than to drive cuts down on traffic congestion, fuel consumption and vehicle emissions, which benefits the environment and helps improve air quality."
The Postal Service is helping the environment by delivering mail by bicycle in locations throughout Arizona and Florida.