St. Nicholas Christmas stamp issue introduced by Brazilian Post

December 2nd, 2014

According to info received by Brazilian Post has released a block of two stamps on Christmas theme. The issue is dedicated to St. Nikolas who is believed to be a real symbol of winter holidays.

On Christmas Eve night, while his wife and children sleep, a man awakens to noises outside his house. Looking out the window, he sees St. Nicholas in an air-borne sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. After landing his sleigh on the roof, the saint enters the house through the chimney, carrying a sack of toys with him.

The man watches Nicholas filling the children's Christmas stockings hanging by the fire, and laughs to himself. They share a conspiratorial moment before the saint bounds up the chimney again. As he flies away, Saint Nicholas wishes everyone a "Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night".