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Halifax woman contributes to design of latest Canada Post stamps

By Joe Thomson Apr 18, 2023 | 12:58 PM

Canada Post’s latest stamp set features design input from a Halifax woman.

Meredith MacKinlay is part of Halifax based Egg-design. She helped select the style of the stamps which highlight some of nature best caregivers in what Canada Post calls, the Animal Mothers and Babies set.

MacKinlay opted for embroidery as the design style due to its ability to evoke warm feeling of home and family love. The animals displayed on the stamps, sea otters and red-necked grebes, were selected for their dedicated parenting styles.

Female sea otters transport their babies on their stomachs, while lying on their backs in the water for six months. They feed, groom, and cradle their babies all while the pups learn to forage and swim.

Red-necked grebes take turns incubating their eggs and carrying their chicks, which climb onto their parents’ backs immediately after hatching. The parents continue to transport their chicks on their backs until their offspring are between 10 and 17 days old.

The art for the stamp set was created by Temagami Anishinaabe artist Caroline Brown using a combination of traditional embroidery and beadwork.

The stamps were released during Earth Week and ahead of Mother’s Day and are meant as a nod to the two special occasions.

Visit CanadaPost.ca to purchase the stamp set.


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