Each year, Australia Post releases Christmas stamps that celebrate the Christmas holiday, featuring both traditional and secular themes.
This year’s traditional Christmas stamps feature images from a magnificent French illuminated manuscript from the 15th century Book of hours : Horae B.V.M. ad usum Parisiensem, one of the treasures from the Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections. The two scenes from the Christmas story include the Adoration of the Magi and the Flight into Egypt.
The traditional Christmas stamps were designed by Simone Sakinofsky with photography by Sarah Lorien.
Read more about the Australia Post 2019 Christmas collection, on the Australia Post Website.