Christmas Island Post has introduced two holiday stamps that continues a theme enjoyed by many at Christmas time each year. Santa and his Christmas Island friends deliver season‘s greetings in their own unique style.
The designs show Santa making his annual visit to Christmas Island in the early hours of 25 December. After the freezing temperatures of the North Pole, he’s feeling the heat on this tropical speck in the middle of the Indian Ocean. But with the assistance of Rudolph and the trusty elves he refuses to be deterred from delivering Christmas cheer to Christmas Island’s eager inhabitants, including crabs, turtles, bosunbirds, frigatebirds and boobies.
They’ve been waiting for hours, scanning the big blue sky for the first glimpse of Santa’s sleigh. As the red-clad Santa swoops across the steaming, dense forest he thinks that next year he might consider wearing something more suited to the island’s humid conditions.