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Looking forward to Christmas …Royal Mail introduced its festive stamps

Looking forward to Christmas …Royal Mail introduced its festive stamps
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Royal Mail has issued Christmas stamps since 1966. From 2005 it introduced a policy of alternating secular with religious designs each year, and 2015 is a religious year.

StampNews.com invites our readers to appraise new spiritual stamp issue by Royal Mail that connect all religious people from around the world.

The stamps tell the traditional Nativity story in an impressionistic style, from the Annunciation, through to the Nativity and journey of the Magi.

The Christmas 2015 stamps feature scenes from the Biblical story of the Nativity, painted by artist David Holmes, with art direction and design by Studio David Hillman.

The images are as follows:

2nd Class and 2nd Class Large: The journey to Bethlehem

1st Class and 1st Class Large: The Nativity

£1.00: The animals of the Nativity

£1.33: The shepherds

£1.52: The three wise men

£2.25: The Annunciation

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