The religious stamp designs have been created using the intricate art of hand paper-cut.Two other stamps have been designed to reflect more secular celebration and the universal values of joy and goodwill. Date of Issue: 31 October 2016
Belarus post issued two new stamps “Happy New Year!” and “Merry Christmas!” to celebrate this festive season. Face value A is equal to the tariff of a letter up to 20 gram within Belarus. Face value H is equal to the surface tariff of a letter up to 20 gram abroad. Date of Issue: 27 October 2016
The concept behind the design is of ‘People Coming Together’ which is also very important to the Irish: This is the time of year when many families all over Ireland are preparing to welcome home their sons and daughters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends – it is a truly magical time for all of those traditionally strong Irish families.
The idea of people coming together is represented by The Holy Family on the 72c stamp and The Three Wise Men on the €1.10 SOAR stamp. The third stamp, will appear in the Christmas Stamp Booklet, features numerous types of Christmas decorations, which are of importance as they bring the family unit together in order to decorate their homes in as grand a manner as they can. Date of Issue: 3 November 2016