Title:  Family Special Stamps.
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
700,000 ea.
250 won ea. 
The happy family is like a bunch of grapes.
The family over-brimming with love.
Original Design
Grapes - Shin, Ji-eun (Korea),
Trisha Co Reyes (Philippines). 
Mo, Jee-won 
Image Area
26mm x 36mm 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
If there is one thing that remains constant, for those who lived a 100 years ago or for those who live the present, it would be "family."

The happiness that a child confers to his parents can be as vigorous as a spirited cheer, as Pestalozzi cited the joy derived by a parent from watching their child as one of the many joys of life. On the other hand, the children see their parents as a reliable source of protection. A family provides not only a tranquil place to take a rest when we are tired and worn out, but also the string of hope on which we can pull to rise up again even at moments of failure or despair.

Where else in the world can we find such an existence that imparts bottomless energy and love? We often hear news that remind us of the power of the family: the story of a daughter who donated her kidney for her ill father; the story of those displaced who wait their entire lives to be reunited with their family members from whom they were separated due to war. In contrast, we witness many heart-rending problems resulting from the dissolution of a family, such as child neglect, child abuse, juvenile delinquency, and the neglect of the aged. Family members should love and trust each other only for the reason that they belong to one family. For this, efforts and responsibilities are required of all family members. Often, those who achieved success in their lives say their family provided the biggest strength and that their happy home was their principal success and gift in their lives.

Hoping that the issuance of the new stamps will serve as a reminder of the true meaning and preciousness of the family, new stamps are issued featuring the works of Jieun SHIN (Korea) and Trisha Co Reyes (Philippines) that were awarded the grand prize and award of excellence, respectively, in the 16th International Postage Stamp Design Contest held in 2010.