12 December 2013

New Christmas stamps…




The Christmas 2013 stamps by Brazilian Correios celebrate the coming holidays and at the same time commemorate the 50th anniversary of Monica character.

On the first Christmas stamp Shown above, Monica and Cebolinha are dressed as Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Cebolinha holds a gift bag with the present he wants to offer Monica – a traditional blue bunny, holding another small gift. The scene radiates harmony, brotherhood and joy – the eternal relationship between characters. The used colors are traditional for Christmas: green, blue, yellow with a predominance of red. The stamp’s edges are partially altered by sinuous curves which makes an effect that the characters look out from within the image.


The second Christmas stamp colored in red and white illustrates Monica leaning her elbows on a gift’s ribbon and wishing everyone “Happy Holidays” in a graceful, spontaneous and childish manner. The edges of the stamp have a triangular shape, thus, when the stamp is applied very close to the edge of the envelope, it seems to be gift-wrapped.

Christmas stamps from Gibraltar



Date of Issue : 2 November 2013

Gibraltar Post issued a set of festive stamps with a beautiful Miniature sheet celebrating Christmas 2013.Christmas is the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed holiday, celebrated generally on December 25 by millions of people around the world. A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, it closes the Advent season and initiates the twelve days of Christmastide, which ends after the twelfth night.



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Christmas is a civil holiday in many of the world’s nations, is celebrated by an increasing number of non-Christians and is an integral part of the Christmas and holiday season.Popular modern customs of the holiday include gift giving, Christmas music and caroling, an exchange of Christmas cards, church celebrations, a special meal, and the display of various Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, Christmas lights, nativity scenes, garlands, wreaths, mistletoe, and holly. In addition, several closely related and often interchangeable figures, known as Santa Claus, Father Christmas, Saint Nicholas, and Christ kind, are associated with bringing gifts to children during the Christmas season and have their own body of traditions and lore.




Club News

Special Cancellation on 11.12.13 at Vadodara and Ahmedabad - 11th December, 2013.

A Special Cancellation was provided on 11th December 2013 at Vadodara and Ahmedabad Philatelic Bureau to celebrate one of the last sequential date of 21st Century i.e. 11.12.13. Cancellation depicts Mahatma Gandhi's portrait with message "My Life is my Message".


Coutresy : Prashant Pandya : Indian Philately Digest

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