Christmas stamps

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, this year's Christmas stamps don't just feature gospel scenes, they also include the Bible references.

Millions of people will be receiving cards this year - let's hope a good number look up the verses (shown below in the New Revised Standard Version and here in the King James Bible's Authorised Version).

  • The most popular second class stamps feature Matthew 1:21: She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.’
  • First class depict Matthew 1.23: ‘Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel’, which means, ‘God is with us.’
  • The 68p stamps show a crib scene based on Luke 2:7: And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
  • Larger packets will sport an angel and shepherds from Luke 2:10: But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people.
  • And the largest denomination shows Matthew 2:10: When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy.

The stamps were created by London-based Together Design and the full set can be viewed here.

If you're looking to buy cards to put your Christmas stamps on, do drop in to our Cards for Good Causes sale, Monday to Saturday.