The Christmas Mail is a unique activity of Slovenská pošta, a.s., which has been perceived very positively amongst the wider public for a long time. Children have the opportunity to write to the Baby Jesus at his address “999 99 Ježiško” and their wishes are answered with a present as well. During the last 16 years, Baby Jesus has received more than 1.4 million letters.
According to info received by StampNews.com, this year Slovakia Post decided to underline the importance of Christmas Mail by issuing this festive stamp issue that has become popular among philatelists from around the world.
In 2014, more than 100,000 children, children's groups and parents participated in the Christmas Mail. Baby Jesus of Slovenská pošta, a.s. is also known to children abroad – 2,210 letters were delivered to him from 50 different countries, amongst which the Czech Republic was the most numerous but surprisingly also Taiwan and Hong Kong.
As many as 1000 children and school groups joined the competition for the children's most beautiful drawing for Baby Jesus, as announced in the previous year. For the first time, the motif of the stamp for the "Christmas Mail" issue became a drawing from a children's group – a drawing by children from the fine-art group of Rozmarínová Primary School in Komárno.
Along with the child's Christmas stamp with the motif of a fish, four commemorative postmarks will again be issued in the advent period.