Cherry Blossoms: See Them In D.C., Or On A Stamp

Washington, D.C.'s famed blossoms opened earlier than usual, thanks to unusually warm weather — so early, in fact, they'll be gone before the annual Cherry Blossom Festival wraps up. But a new 45-cent postage stamp captures the moment indelibly, commemorating the 100 years since Japan gifted 3,000 trees as a sign of friendship.

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And our last word in business today is blooming stamps.

Here in Washington, D.C., the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom. The famous pink and white flowers opened up earlier than usual, thanks to the unusually warm weather we've been feeling in the nation's capital - so early, in fact, they'll be gone before the annual Cherry Blossom Festival wraps up at the end of April.

If you can't make it to Washington in time, well, you can still experience the moment on a stamp. Tomorrow, the U.S. Postal Service will start selling 45-cent cherry blossom stamps to commemorate the hundred years since Japan gave our country 3,000 of the trees as a sign of friendship.

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