Each year Royal Mail unveil a selection of Christmas themed stamps for the festive season. Today, the stamps are officially available to buy for Christmas 2014.
Every year we look forward to taking a look at the Christmas stamps from Royal Mail. This year’s festive stamps feature traditional Christmas scenes.
Over the years, Royal Mail have released everything from traditional stamps with a simple Holly wreath, to designs created by children.
Royal Mail first produced Christmas stamps back in 1966. This year the stamps have been created by award-winning illustrator Andrew Bannecker.
There are 1st and second class stamps available for both large parcels and our Christmas cards. First class large and small stamps feature children posting their cards into a red pillar box topped with snow and being watched over by a Robin with a very red breast.
The 2nd class large and small stamps show a Mum carrying her Christmas tree along with two children – the large stamp shows a full picture the smaller stamp is cropped and shows only one child and part of the tree. On the £1.28 card, a young boy is pictured building a snowman which has a festive green scarf tied around it’s neck and a red top hat on his head. We’re imagining Frosty the snowman playing in the background!
The £1.47 stamp features a family singing Christmas Carols beneath a lght as the snow gently falls.
Finally, the design on the £2.15 shows a mother and daughter having a great time ice skating.
Each of the images show something that we all love to do over the festive season and think these will add something special to your Christmas Cards for 2014.
Royal Mail spokesman Andrew Hammond said: “Christmas is a stamp issue we particularly look forward to and the charming style of these designs sets the perfect tone for the festive season.”
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