December 16, 2012
0387 CHRISTMAS (Australia) - Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus
Here's the first Christmas postcard that I received it. No, not the first of this year, but the first that I have ever received. In addition, isn't a common one, but a gorgeous maxicard, which is part of a series of two, issued by Australia Post on October 31, 2011. Both features themes from the Biblical Christmas story: the Virgin Mary adoring the newborn baby Jesus (0.55 AUD - this one), and the three Kings (Wise Men; Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar) traveling from the East to Bethlehem to worship the Christ Child (1.50 AUD).
Usually standard postage within Australia costs 60c and internationally it’s $1.60 for a standard size card, but during November and December the card stamps cost only 55c (within Australia) and $1.50 (sending overseas). I had to say this because I think it's a wonderful initiative of Australia Post, as far as I know unique in the world.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Heather, for this wonderful surprise, and the coming year bring you only joy.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps #101, run by Viridian from Viridian’s Postcard Blog. The theme of this week is Christmas/holiday stamps. Click on the button to visit Viridian’s blog and all the other participants.
sender: Heather Massese
sent from Perth (Western Australia), on 01.11.2012