Softly falls the snow ... soon its white splendor will muffle all the noise of the street. It is almost as if the world is encapsulated in a glass sphere. Just like one of the snow globes instrument-maker Erwin Perzy invented and patented at the end of the 19th century. These baubles appeared on a new festive philatelic release by Swiss Post.
StampNews.com invites our readers to feel the taste of Christmas with these colorful stamps.
Candles, stars, colorful baubles, fairy lights, pine branches, mistletoe, tinsel, angel hair, silver nuts, gold dust, ice crystals, straw flowers and gingerbread houses – our world in December abounds with gay decorations. But what we most often notice during Advent are people's cheerful smiling faces – unless of course they are stressed by Christmas shopping that is.
Eyes that shine in expectation, in surprise, playful and enraptured. Yes, year after year Christmas works its magic and the world is transformed for a brief moment in time.