In anticipation of the Advent, Latvijas Pasts is releasing the latest stamps in the Christmasseries to allow everyone to send their Christmas and New Year's greetings in a timely manner. The Christmas stamps are also the final two stamps issued by Latvijas Pasts with dual denominations - in lats and euros; starting from 2014, stamps will be denominated only in euros.
The Christmas and New Year's stamps released by Latvijas Pasts are traditionally among the customers' favorites. The designer of the holiday stamps is the Latvian artist and children's book illustrator Anita Paegle, who has depicted in the stamps a little dwarf girl, hurrying to bring gifts to children over snow-covered roofs on a wooden rocking horse. The first day envelope released together with the stamps depicts Winter in a snow-covered cape, and the special cancelation features a gingerbread heart.
Latvijas Pasts wishes everyone a bright and happy Advent and invites everyone to send a nice greeting card or letter to their loved ones both in Latvia and abroad reminding, however, that December is the busiest time of the year for post offices throughout the world.