Writing cards, addressing envelopes, wrapping parcels and sticking on stamps are all part of the magical build-up to Christmas each year.
This year’s Christmas Stamp Booklet available at Post Offices across Ireland from November 3 as well as online at irishstamps.ie. Customers receive 26 self adhesive stamps – one FREE stamp included – which can be used for posting Christmas cards and letters up to 100 grams within Ireland. You can also use them for Britain, Europe and the rest of the world by adding the extra postage due – the basic postal rate for these destinations is €1.10.
Remember to check the latest dates of posting to ensure delivery in time for Christmas and be sure to include a return address on the top left-hand corner of every card and parcel you post.
There’s more information about Christmas post and Children’s Letters to Santa.
Dublin-based WorkGroup has created three new stamps for Christmas 2016.
The illustrations use simple two-dimensional forms and patterns and are reminiscent of those seen in early Christian manuscripts.
Images of The Holy Family and The Three Wise Men will adorn two label stamps available in any denomination – for all sizes and weights of envelope - at all post offices.
The third stamp, which will appear in the Christmas Stamp Booklet, features numerous types of Christmas decorations.