Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas 2014 - Royal Mail First Day Cover

This year’s Christmas Royal Mail First Day Cover follows a number of secular themes, identifying some of the Christmas traditions in Britain. The ones depicted in this series are the Christmas tree, sending Christmas wishes to friends and relatives, making a snowman (if it snows, of course), singing Christmas carols and going for ice scatting. For the time being we are still ‘permitted’ to call this festivity Christmas and not Winter Festivities, as is the case in many instances. Let us hope that this will not change and that the secular traditions will complement the true meaning of this festive period, i.e. the religious part of it – the birth of the Son of God, who came down to earth ‘for our sake and for our salvation.’ 

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