On Tuesday 8 November the Royal Mail issued their Christmas Stamps for 2011 - and what a surprise - they are really beautiful!
No Santa Claus or robins, but scenes from the gospels - Joseph's dream; the Virgin Mary bears a Son; Baby Jesus is laid in a manger; an angel appears to the shepherds; the wise men rejoice at the sight of the star. We are even given Scripture references on the stamps.
Well done Royal Mail - you will be helping to spread the true meaning of Christmas. Will all UK readers of this blog please make sure that they use these stamps - I have just purchased £48 worth! I suggest using them on your Christmas Cards, and then for all your mail between Christmas Day and Candlemas.
1st Class books of stamps cost £5.52 each, and 2nd Class books of stamps cost £4.32 each. Each book of stamps contains 12 stamps.