Issue Date - 8th November 2011
This year’s Royal Mail Christmas stamps, issued on 8 November, feature scenes inspired by the Nativity. Mary and the Baby Jesus appear on the 1st Class stamp and Joseph being visited by the Angel on the 2nd Class stamp.
The stamps are set to be appear on millions of cards and letters sharing Christmas greetings between friends and family in the UK and overseas. In fact Royal Mail’s festive mailbag is expected to be bulging with around two billion items. On its busiest days, around 130 million items will enter Royal Mail’s delivery network - more than double the average daily number.
The seven stamps are inspired by verses from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke and recognise that 2011 is the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
Stephen Agar from Royal Mail said: “Christmas stamps help . . .
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