Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Christmas Stamps - from Dave Pope

Dave Pope has circulated these comments by email and I thought it worthwhile to post them here:

Royal Mail has traditionally alternated between sacred and secular designs for their Christmas stamps and this year it is the turn for a religious image. Royal Mail has issued two sets of designs this year. The main set of designs, available in all the main denominations is of angels, which is vaguely Christian but not explicitly so and certainly not specifically Christmassy.

They have also issued a 'Madonna and Child' design for first and second class only. Post Office staff have been instructed to only sell this design if people specifically request it, but obviously people can't request it if they don't know it exists! If people don't buy these stamps, Royal Mail will claim there is no demand for religious Christmas stamps and not produce them in future.
Please therefore ask for 'Madonna and Child' stamps when you do your Christmas posting and also tell your friends, contacts etc. to do the same.

1 comment:

Nic said...

True diversity is trying to understand and celebrate the full range of religious festivals - Christmas, Hannukah, Eid, Diwali, Samhain etc - rather than ignoring them for fear of causing offence.

And only the very insecure claim exclusive access to the truth. As the rabbinical saying goes:
"God will help those who seek after truth - but God help those who think they've found it."