Christmas: Away in a manger

Posted on Nov. 02, 2018 by Canada Post in Latest Stamps

Few stories have inspired as many creative interpretations as the Nativity. For centuries, artists have used the methods and media of their time to express their vision of the birth of Christ.

This year’s stamp, designed by Montréal-based Paprika and illustrated by Daniel Robitaille, employs the simple but rich symbolism of traditional folk art to revitalize the essential elements: the Holy Family, their humble accommodations, the makeshift crib and the heralding star of Bethlehem. Imagery on the Official First Day Cover continues the story, showing the intrepid Magi following the star to seek the Infant King. Warm colours evoke a sense of family intimacy and peace that befit the season.

Stamp Specifications

christmas-2018_religious_bookletCombo
  • Product #: 114098
  • Layout: Booklet of 12 stamps
  • Price: $10.20
  • Denomination: PermanentTM (domestic rate)
  • Design: Paprika
  • Illustration: Daniel Robitaille | Paprika
  • Dimensions: 22 mm x 24 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: 500,000
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christmas-2018_uncut_pressSheet
  • Product #: 404099149
  • Layout: Uncut production press sheet
  • Price: $425.40
  • Denomination: PermanentTM, $1.20, $2.50
  • Design: Paprika
  • Illustration: Daniel Robitaille | Paprika
  • Dimensions: 720 mm x 620 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Printing Process: Lithography in 5 colours
  • Quantity: 500
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christmas-2018_religious_OFDC
  • Product #: 414098131
  • Layout: Official First Day Cover
  • Price: $1.85
  • Denomination: PermanentTM (domestic rate)
  • Design: Paprika
  • Illustration: Daniel Robitaille | Paprika
  • Dimensions: 190 mm x 112 mm
  • Printer: Colour Innovations
  • Cancellation site:St. Joseph MB
  • Quantity: 6,000
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