Tokelau Christmas 2014 – the traditional nativity story

December 12th, 2014 is glad to introduce the Kilihimahi 2014 stamp issue by Tokelau that reflects the true meaning of Christmas – the traditional nativity story. The three stamps in this delightful Christmas issue form a silhouette of the nativity scene – featuring the shepherds, Jesus, Mary and Joseph and the three wise men. The items are to be released on the 10th of December.

Christmas is a special time in Tokelau with the day spent spending time with friends and family, enjoying meals and festivities together, as well as attending church services.

45c – The Shepherds

The shepherds were tending to their flocks when an angel appeared to them and shared the news of the birth of Jesus. The shepherds hurried to Bethlehem to visit the newborn son of God.

$2.00 – Jesus, Mary & Joseph

Upon arriving in Bethlehem to register for a census, there were no places in any local inns for Mary and Joseph to stay, so they were given shelter in a stable. Mary gave birth to Jesus in the stable and laid him in a manger.

$3.00 – Three Wise Men

The three wise men came from the east in search of Jesus under the guidance of a star. When they found Jesus and Mary in Bethlehem, they worshipped him and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.