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Royal Mail reveals stamps for Christmas 2022

Royal Mail today reveals its Christmas 2022 stamps, featuring scenes of the Nativity, exclusively illustrated by award-winning artist, Katie Ponder.

The six designs reflect Kent-based Katie’s unique style, providing a fresh and contemporary feel to the classic Nativity story.

With references to art deco adding a timeless quality to the stamp images, the illustrations this year focus on key moments in the traditional Christmas story - including the journey to Bethlehem and the Magi being guided by the star.

Royal Mail also worked with The Revd Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James's Church, Piccadilly on the stamp issue.

This year’s stamps will be the last Christmas issue to feature the silhouette of the Late Queen Elizabeth.

David Gold, Director of External Affairs & Policy, Royal Mail, said:

“Our Christmas stamp issue is always much anticipated, and it is one we particularly look forward to. The charming style of these designs sets the perfect tone for the festive season.”

The barcodes on this year’s Christmas stamps allow customers to watch a seasonal, themed video created exclusively for Royal Mail by the award winning Aardman studio. The video features Shaun the Sheep and his friends sending some festive cheer to the Farmer’s dog.

To choose and view the video, both the sender and recipient should download the Royal Mail App. The sender can select the Christmas video for the recipient to watch just by scanning the stamp barcode — giving that someone special something extra to smile about this Christmas.

The stamps are on sale from today (3 November) and will be available at, by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 7,000 Post Offices across the UK.


Parcel Collect:

Royal Mail’s Parcel Collect service is a convenient way to send parcels or returns this Christmas. With this service, postmen and postwomen collect parcels and returns from customers while they carry out their daily round. As well as offering even higher levels of convenience, the move enables online sellers and online shoppers to mail or return a pre-paid item by post from the comfort of their own home. Royal Mail’s Parcel Postboxes are another option for sending parcels or return items.

• Shop Early and Post Early for Christmas:

Royal Mail is encouraging customers to order their online gifts and shopping well in advance, and to post their festive greetings early, to help its postmen and women deliver the bumper festive mailbag.

UK latest recommended posting dates for Christmas 2022 are:

Monday 19 December

2nd Class

2nd Class Signed For

Royal Mail 48®

Wednesday 21 December

1st Class

1st Class Signed For

Royal Mail 24®

Thursday 22 December

Special Delivery Guaranteed®

Further information is available at


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