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02 November 2020

Christmas Seals 2020 and Christmas Cards

Faroe Islands: Christmas Seals 2020, 2 November 2020. Images from Posta Faroe Islands.

Technical Specifications:

Issue Date: 11/2/2020
Item No.: PPX002020
Value: DKK 30,00 (€4,02)

The artist Suffía Nón has designed this year’s Christmas Seals

The Christmas Seals 2020 tell the story of the first Christmas. How Joseph and Mary travelled from Nazareth to Bethlehem where Jesus was born and placed in a manger, because there was no room at the inn. The shepherd in the field and the three sages are also depicted on the seals.

The Christmas seals have a Faroese tinge, since the Faroese landscape is used as background and the attentive viewer immediately sees that Mary wears a Faroese sweater with the traditional star pattern and that Joseph wears a Faroese hat and a Faroese traditional coat. The shepherds in the field also wear Faroese hats and one of the sages wears the Faroese festive hat, called stavnhetta – a hat with two rising tips – and a long homespun traditional coat.

All sale profits go to The Christmas Seal Foundation, which supports children and youth activities in the Faroe Islands.

Christmas Cards 2020:

Issue Date: 11/2/2020
Item No.: WJOJ02020
Value: DKK 25,00

Posta Stamps also issues three double Christmas cards with the Christmas Seals’ motifs. The cards are sold with envelopes in sets of three.

Book — The First Christmas:

Issue Date: 11/2/2020
Item No.: WJOLBOK20
Value: DKK 95,00 (€12,72)

Posta has also published a 36-page book with the drawings from the Christmas Seals 2020. The text is in both Faroese and English and it tells the well-known story of the first Christmas. It is suited for children up to 7 years of age.

The hardback book measures 235 x 202 mm.

Design: Suffía Nón (www.fjord.fo)
Text: Róland í Skorini / Translation: Eðvarð T. Jónsson.


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