Biblical Christmas stamps from the Royal Mail
Royal Mail has released its special stamps for Christmas 2019.
The six images depict scenes from the Biblical story of the Nativity, from the Annunciation, the journey of the Magi and the birth of Jesus Christ.
The stamps were created by the talented duo and paper-cut artists, Hari & Deepti.
Using layers of intricate paper and light-boxes, they create three-dimensional scenes and creations that bring magical stories to life.
Their atmospheric work has been exhibited internationally.
Available in 1st Class, 2nd Class, Large letter rates and overseas values, the stamps are available at www.royalmail.com/christmas2019, by calling 03457 641641 and from 7000 Post Office branches across the UK.
Post Early for Christmas
Royal Mail is encouraging customers to post their festive greetings early, and order their online gifts and shopping well in advance, to help its postmen and women deliver the bumper festive mailbag.
UK latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2019 are:
Wednesday, December 18 for 2nd Class Mail
Friday, December 20 for 1st Class Mail
Monday, December 23 for Special Delivery
For information about international postal dates and Parcelforce Worldwide services, visit www.royalmail.com/greetings or pick up a leaflet at your local Post Office.