According to info got by Stampnews.com Sweden Post launched a special series of stamps dedicated to Christmas 2014. The motifs of the special Christmas stamps that have been issued since 1971 naturally have a close connection to the year’s big holiday, and they function on Christmas cards as a pleasant prelude to the celebrations. This year Sweden Post depicts Christmas goodies. The delicious issue consists of five stamps that were put into circulation on the 13th of November.
The items depict such Christmas goodies.
The lussebulle is a bun that gets its yellow color from saffron. It was not until the end of the 1800s that buns and other baked goods with the yellow coloring became common in Swedish kitchens.
Spiking oranges with aromatic cloves is a relatively late tradition. The combination of the clove and orange scents was considered to be refreshing and pleasant.
The Christmas apple, which was picked and kept fresh by wrapping it in a newspaper, is an early tradition.
Marzipan was found on the holiday tables of the elite in the 17th century. Marzipan figures often depicted people in fine clothing; the marzipan pig came much later.
Gingerbread cookies could be bought in the large cities as early as during the 16th century. Gingerbread houses were first mentioned in Sweden in 1883.
Originally, mulled wine was used as a medicine. Toward the end of the 19th century, mulled wine started to become a common Christmas drink in our country.