Religious images top public stamp choices

Religious images top public stamp choices

Midnight Mass was a top choice among the public when asked for favourite Christmas traditions to feature on this year’s Christmas stamps, according to An Post.

Out of six traditions picked by the public through polls and messages shared online, there were “two very strong religious images” according to Anna McHugh, An Post’s head of corporate communications.

“One – attending midnight Mass – came out as one of the most favourite Christmas traditions, and the other one was visiting a Christmas crib,” she said, adding that this year’s booklet of Christmas stamps intends to draw together both religious and secular traditions.

“This year the booklet has six different stamp designs, so they’re there for everyone; it’s mainstream, they’re not dividing up different kinds of images,” she said.

The booklet also includes stamps featuring the Star of Bethlehem.

Christmas stamp competition

To celebrate the issue of this year’s Christmas stamps, An Post is pleased to join with The Irish Catholic to offer readers the opportunity to win one of 10 €19 booklets of Christmas Stamps, on sale now in all post offices and online at

To enter, please answer the following question:

Where was Jesus born?
A) Jerusalem
B) Nazareth
C) Bethlehem


Answers to be received by close of business on Friday, November 23 to Christmas Stamp Competition, The Irish Catholic, 23 Merrion Square North, Dublin 2. The first 10 correct answers will win – please provide your name and postal address.