Christmas Stamps include Late Late Toy Show and Brussels Sprouts
13 November 2018: An Post, with the help of Ryan Tubridy, today revealed the new 2018 Christmas Stamp collection featuring Ireland’s favourite festive traditions. Featuring in the stamp series for the very first time are Christmas favourites including watching The Late Late Toy Show, Eating traditional Christmas Dinner and attending Midnight Mass, all of which were voted for by the people of Ireland.
Earlier this year, An Post invited everyone to have their say on the modern Irish Christmas moments they would most like to see on the new 2018 Christmas Stamp collection. From thousands of entries, a shortlist of the top suggestions was created and put to an online vote. The six most popular themes chosen to feature on the 2018 Christmas stamps include:
- A family watching The Late Late Toy Show
- People making their way to Midnight Mass
- Meeting loved ones at the airport
- A visit to the local crib
- A child getting ready for Santa’s arrival on Christmas Eve
- A Christmas dinner with turkey, sprouts and all the trimmings
The stamps were designed by Detail Design Studio and the mixed booklets include additional 50c Star of Bethlehem stamps for making up the €1.50 postage for cards going abroad.
Available in a €19 booklet (one free stamp) and a €5 booklet, the new An Post Christmas stamps are available now from all post offices, online at anpost.com/Christmas and selected retailers.
Commenting on the launch of Ireland’s first Late Late Toy Show stamp, presenter Ryan Tubridy, said: “The whole Toy Show team is delighted that the public have voted for the show to be included on the new stamps and that it’s such a special family custom at Christmas. We have such fun putting the show together and it’s really rewarding to get this type of response.
I believe there is nothing nicer than receiving a letter or card in the post, particularly at this time of year, so I encourage everyone to get posting this Christmas.”
Aileen Mooney, An Post Irish Stamps Manager added: “For the first time ever, The Late Late Toy Show, Brussels Sprouts and Midnight Mass will be among the stamps making their way around the world this Christmas and we can’t wait to see the reaction! For friends and family abroad, the new stamp designs will bring with them a sense of home. For our customers in Ireland, we want to see everyone embracing the tradition of sending Christmas cards and letters to their loved ones and using these beautifully illustrated stamps which, include the nation’s favourite Christmas moments!”