The traditional nativity story, with a twist. Five festive stamps introduced by New Zealand Post

October 17th, 2016 invites our readers to appreciate newly introduced five stamps by New Zealand Post that welcome the upcoming winter holidays.

The beautifully illustrated stamps in this issue feature key characters from the nativity story: Joseph, Mary, Baby Jesus, a shepherd and a wise man. The items are perfect for the most popular sending time of the year.

As well as the gummed and self-adhesive stamps, the issue also includes a festive advent calendar – read on to find out more.

An advent calendar with a difference

The nativity scene is expanded further on a very festive collectable – an advent calendar. Complete with a stable and animals, the advent calendar is a unique gift for children, grandchildren and the young at heart.

Use it to countdown to Christmas day and behind each of the pockets you'll find a charming New Zealand Christmas illustration. Best of all, behind five of the pockets, you'll find the five Christmas gummed stamps! Keep them as a beautiful collectable or use them on your Christmas mail.

New Zealand Post: Christmas 2016 Advent Calendar