The Christmas Collection
The Christmas series, a commemorative issue, illustrates virtues – Faith, Hope, Joy and Love. One letter in each word is a design that conveys the message in the word. The First Day Cover design depicts Peace, something that is prayed for across the world at Christmas time. Commemorative stamps stay in circulation for 18 months.
Faith is represented by the three Magi, whose faith in the star led them to the Christ child.
Hope is illustrated by a prophet speaking words of hope about the coming of the Messiah.
Joy is shown by an angel celebrating the news of the birth of the baby Jesus.
Love is depicted by Mary holding the infant Jesus in her arms and radiating love for him.