Christmas Stamps 2011:Ireland

\"\"The stamp, which appears in the Christmas stamp booklet, depicts Mary travelling on a donkey and holding the baby Jesus, while Joseph walks alongside as they make their way into Egypt.The design of this stamp is based on a painting The Flight into Egypt by the Flemish artist, Jan de Beer.Two of the stamps not in the booklet, which are on the \’Stamps on a Roll\’ format, feature decorations that are traditionally hung on a Christmas tree.One shows colourful baubles, while the other shows Christmas stars. The star symbol has long been associated with Christmas, as the three wise men were inspired by a star that led them to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

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