Wondering what to buy your loved ones for Lunar New Year? What about a first-day souvenir cover with stamps that spell out Kung Hei Fat Choy to wish them a prosperous year? Hongkong Post issued a set of alphabet stamps yesterday that will be available for sale at post offices for the next six months. Four other first-day souvenir covers carrying the messages 'I love you', 'I miss you', 'Thank you' and 'Happy birthday' are also available for sale at $14.70 each. Designer Benny Lau Siu-tsang said he tried to illustrate the letters on the alphabet stamps by portraying items that most people use in their daily lives, to create a feeling of closeness and familiarity. 'Alphabets are close to our hearts, as everyone in Hong Kong started learning ABC when they were little kids. So, I tried to think of items which we use every day to suit the shape of the letters, when I started my design.' He said he gained inspiration by walking around wet markets, tool stores and shops that sold daily necessities. The $47.20 sheet contains the 26 letters and extra vowels. The stamps cannot be bought individually. Lai Hoi-yee, 27, who bought five sets of alphabet stamps, tried to create some messages but ran out of vowels. 'It seems that it does not matter how many sets I buy, I still do not have enough Es and Is. I should have bought the souvenir covers with messages. 'I want to keep them for my future grandchildren to learn English,' she said.