Father Christmas Set

Isle of Man Post Office has issued a set of six stamps featuring Father Christmas.

Ruddy cheeked, white bearded and red cloaked... Who could mistake Santa Claus? Like many mythical figures his appearance has evolved with time. He is one of the modern images of Christmas; steeped in emotion for the young: Santa the gift bearer: jovial and portly, otherwise known as 'Father Christmas,' who laughs 'Ho, Ho!' and is drawn magically by reindeer through the night sky on Christmas Eve in a toy-laden sleigh.

This issue illustrates the changing image of Father Christmas through the generations.

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