In spring this year Guernsey Post launched a competition for schoolchildren to design its 2014 Christmas stamps. According to info got by StampNews.com a set of 7 stamps for both Guernsey and Alderney were chosen and these items feature new Christmas issue. This release is available beginning from the 6th of November.
The competition helped to introduce the children involved to concepts of design, composition, use of media and techniques, as well as collaboration and working to a deadline. Winners each received a pack including a First Day Cover and a Presentation Pack containing the full set of mint stamps, plus the school received a cash donation towards school funds.
The level of entries exceeded expectations and the overall standard of the designs was superb; the resulting stamps form a truly charming Christmas collection.