As usual, this year in Germany the Christmas stamps with an additional amount of cents are issued in favor of voluntary welfare. Over 40 years already a part of the profit from the sales of Christmas stamps goes to the Federal Association of Voluntary Welfare which helps the low-income people when the government aid is not enough.
The Christmas stamp features the chapel in Elmau/Oberbayern, which was built in the 18th century. The chapel is illustrated in the middle of dark snowy landscape and is illuminated by the bright shining of Christmas tree.
This contrast refers to Jesus Christ, who by Christians is the "light of the world".