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Canada Post's holiday stamps printed on trusecurity stamp paper.

25 Oct 2013

As the leaves turn and the weather becomes colder, Canadians start thinking about the fast-approaching holiday season and the traditions that surround this time of year. For 115 years, one of Canada Post's traditions has been to issue holiday stamps. Printed on trusecurity® stamp paper, these festive domestic, U.S. and international denomination stamps adorn the millions of holiday cards sent every year.
This year's issue features handmade needlecrafts, which are a beautiful part of holiday tradition for many families no matter how they celebrate the festive season. This year's domestic, U.S. and international denomination issues give Canadians the opportunity to decorate their cards and letters with crafty stamps that feature images in cross-stitch, one of the oldest forms of embroidery.
The fourth stamp shows baby Jesus in the care of his maternal grandmother, Saint Anne. This is the first time Saint Anne has been featured on a holiday stamp in Canada.
About the stamps
All three Christmas Craft stamps measure 22mm x 24mm, have simulated perforations and pressure-sensitive gum, and are printed by Lowe-Martin on Tullis Russell trusecurity® stamp paper using lithography in seven colours.