Christmas 2019

Every year, I eagerly await the annual Christmas stamp designs from all over the world.  Some are much more inspired than others but all evoke a bit of the holiday spirit in me.  Living in a predominantly Buddhist country, I reminisce about the Yuletide celebrations of my youth and do all that I can to spread the joy of the season.  Thailand does celebrate Christmas a bit more each and every year although the schools and businesses steer well clear of the religious aspects.  For the Thai people I live and work with, this is a time of happiness and fun.  For the foreign expats in my community, it is a period of complaining how hot it is each and every day (the same as the remainder of the year) and to make the most of their distance from loved ones and the more traditional celebrations of home.

This page will link only the Christmas stamps issued at the end of 2019 (ignoring stamps making similar holidays such as Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, etc.).  I will post each stamp-issuer separately, similar to the New Issues 2020 posts.  As of this writing (2 December 2019), I have images and details of perhaps 30 different issues.  Additional posts will be added as I discover them….

Åland:  Christmas 2019 (released 24 October 2019)

Alderney:  The Christmas Story (released 30 October 2019)

Andorra (Spanish Administration):  Christmas 2019 (released 8 November 2019)

Argentina:  Christmas 2019 (released 9 December 2019)

Austria:  Christmas 2019 – Christmas Tree with Crystal / Mittelberg in Winter / Mistletoe (released 8 November 2019); Christkindl Post Office 70th Anniversary #1 (released 15 November 2019); Golden Sams Crib (released 22 November 2019); Christkindl Post Office 70th Anniversary #2 / Merry Christmas – Children with Sledge (released 29 November 2019)

Australia:  Christmas 2019 (released 1 November 2019)

The Bahamas:  Christmas Bells (released 5 December 2019)

Belarus:  Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Jolly Kolyady! (released 30 October 2019)

Belgium:  Christmas 2019 – The Christmas Story (released 21 October 2019)

Brazil:  Christmas 2019 (released 25 November 2019)

Bulgaria:  Christmas 2019 (released 22 November 2019)

Canada:  Christmas 2019 – Shiny and Bright / The Magi (released 4 November 2019)

Chile:  Christmas 2019 (released December 2019)

Christmas Island:  Christmas 2019 (released 1 November 2019)

Colombia:  Christmas 2019 (released 12 December 2019)

Cyprus:  Christmas 2019 (released 14 November 2019)

Ecuador:  Christmas 2019 (released 3 December 2019)

Estonia:  Christmas 2019 – Felt Stamp (released 17 October 2019)

Faroe Islands:  Christmas Seals 2019 – Christmas in the Middle Ages (released 4 November 2019)

Finland:  Christmas 2019 (released 6 November 2019)

Germany:  Christmas 2019 – Stained Glass Window (released 10 October 2019) / Christmas with Friends (released 2 November 2019)

Gibraltar:  Christmas 2019 – Carols (released 2 November 2019)

Great Britain:  Christmas 2019 – Light in the Darkness: Christmas Reflections (released 5 November 2019)

Greece:   Christmas 2019 (released 22 November 2019)

Guernsey:  The Christmas Story (released 30 October 2019)

Hungary:  Christmas 2019 (released 1 December 2019)

Iceland:  Christmas 2019 (released 31 October 2019)

Ireland:  Christmas 2019 (released 17 October 2019)

Italy:  Christmas 2019 (released 2 December 2019)

Jersey:  Christmas 2019 – A Children’s Nativity Play (released 20 November 2019)

Latvia:  Christmas 2019 (released 22 November 2019)

Liechtenstein:  Christmas 2019 (released 11 November 2019)

Luxembourg:  Christmas 2019 – The Holiday Season (released 3 December 2019)

Malta:  Christmas 2019 (released 29 November 2019)

Mexico:  Mexican Christmas (released 6 December 2019)

Netherlands:  December Stamps 2019 (released 4 November 2019)

New Zealand:  Christmas 2019 (released 6 November 2019)

Niue:  Christmas 2019 (released 4 December 2019)

Norway:  Christmas 2019 (released 8 November 2019)

Paraguay:  Christmas 2019 (released 12 December 2019)

Portugal:  Christmas 2019 – The Three Wise Men (released 22 October 2019)

Romania:  Christmas 2019 (released 15 November 2019)

El Salvador:  Christmas 2019 (released 4 November 2019) – no image or information found

Slovenia:  Christmas 2019 – Snowy Landscape / Christmas Crib (released 8 November 2019)

Spain:  Christmas 2019 (released 5 November 2019)

Tokelau:  Christmas 2019 (released 4 December 2019)

United States:  Holiday Wreaths (released 25 October 2019)

Uruguay:  Christmas 2019 (released 9 December 2019)

Happy Holidays!
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