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November 01, 2021

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'Tis the season for Christmas and holiday stamps

Customers can make mail festive with sacred and secular expressions

November 01, 2021

Posted in News Releases

OTTAWA – Canadians know that the appearance of Christmas and holiday stamps is a signal that the big day is getting closer. Since 1964, Canada Post has encouraged Canadians to make their cards and letters more festive. Once again, we can all make our mail merrier with stamps bearing either sacred or secular holiday imagery.

This year’s heavenly Christmas issue is inspired by the angels who played an essential role as messengers in the Nativity story. Designed by Stéphane Huot and illustrated by Luc Melanson, the simple line drawings on a crisp white background call up a sense of purity and peace. The Permanent™ domestic rate stamp is available in booklets of 12. The Official First Day Cover is cancelled in Christmas Island, Nova Scotia.

Christmas Angel

The 2021 holiday stamps, designed by Larry Burke and Anna Stredulinsky of Burke & Burke, and illustrated by Geneviève Godbout, feature adorable, full-of-personality portraits of three classic holiday characters, Santa (domestic rate), a reindeer (U.S. rate) and an elf (international rate). Domestic rate stamps are available in booklets of 12, with the U.S. and international rate stamps offered in booklets of six. A festive souvenir sheet that brings together all three characters is also part of the issue, along with a souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover, cancelled in Noëlville, Ontario.

Stamps and collectibles are available at and postal outlets across Canada.

Here are links to find images of the stamps and other products, our Details magazine, and other resources:

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