Royal Mail honour the Queen with Christmas stamps

Royal Mail has released a Christmas stamp collection featuring the Queen's silhouette for the final time

Last Christmas post for the Queen as Royal Mail chiefs release festive stamps featuring late monarch’s silhouette for final time

  • Set of six art deco-style stamps focus on key moments from the Nativity story
  • The silhouette of the Queen’s profile has appeared on festive stamps since 1967
  • The 2022 Christmas stamps were designed by Kent-based artist Katie Ponder

Royal Mail has released a Christmas stamp collection featuring the Queen’s silhouette for the final time.

The set of six art deco-style stamps focus on key moments from the Nativity story, and each bears an outline of the late monarch for the last time in more than 50 years.

Designed by Arnold Machin, the silhouette of the Queen’s profile facing left has appeared on festive stamps since 1967. 

Royal Mail has released a Christmas stamp collection featuring the Queen's silhouette for the final time

Royal Mail has released a Christmas stamp collection featuring the Queen’s silhouette for the final time

The set of six art deco-style stamps focus on key moments from the Nativity story, and each bears an outline of the late monarch for the last time in more than 50 years

Designed by Arnold Machin, the silhouette of the Queen's profile facing left has appeared on festive stamps since 1967

The set of six art deco-style stamps focus on key moments from the Nativity story, and each bears an outline of the late monarch for the last time in more than 50 years

The 2022 Christmas stamps, featuring new barcodes, were designed by Kent-based artist Katie Ponder.

They depict key images from the Nativity story, including the journey to Bethlehem and the Magi being guided by the star.

Each stamp also bears a barcode which customers can scan via the Royal Mail app to watch a festive video of Shaun the Sheep, created by Aardman Studios.

Royal Mail policy director David Gold said: ‘Our Christmas stamp issue is always much anticipated, and it is one we particularly look forward to.

The 2022 Christmas stamps, featuring new barcodes, were designed by Kent-based artist Katie Ponder

The 2022 Christmas stamps, featuring new barcodes, were designed by Kent-based artist Katie Ponder

They depict key images from the Nativity story, including the journey to Bethlehem and the Magi being guided by the star

Each stamp also bears a barcode which customers can scan via the Royal Mail app to watch a festive video of Shaun the Sheep, created by Aardman Studios

They depict key images from the Nativity story, including the journey to Bethlehem and the Magi being guided by the star

‘The charming style of these designs sets the perfect tone for the festive season.’

Royal Mail also worked on the collection with The Reverend Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James’s Church in Piccadilly, central London.

Post offices have urged people posting Christmas cards this year to send them early – by December 19 for parcels using second-class stamps, and by December 21 for those sent first-class.

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