Skip to main content

Burke & Burke

STAMP DESIGN

Canada Post

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS STAMP PROGRAM
Ottawa, Ontario

Since 1964, Canada Post has encouraged Canadians to make their cards and letters more festive. 

This stamp issue features adorable illustrations by Geneviève Godbout of three classic holiday characters: Santa (domestic permanent rate), a reindeer (US rate) and an elf (International rate). Domestic rate stamps are available in booklets of 12, with the U.S. and international rate stamps offered in booklets of six. A festive souvenir sheet that brings together all three characters is also part of the issue, along with a souvenir sheet Official First Day Cover, cancelled in Noëlville, Ontario.

European folklore and traditions have long included winter-season figures of gift-giving, including the medieval Saint Nicholas, German Pelznickel (or Belsnickel) and Italian Befana. Santa Claus came to us through a melding of such legends, as popularized in 19th-century poems and illustrations.

  • THREE STAMP DESIGNS
  • OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER
  • CANCELLATION STAMP
  • STAMP BOOKLET
  • SOUVENIR SHEET

OTHER REBRAND & WEB DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS

BACK TO TOP

Advertising | Branding | Copywriting | Design | Illustration | Marketing | Signage | Web Solutions
902 422 4662 Send us an Email Work@Burke

© 2021 Burke & Burke
This website was 100% conceived, designed, written, animated, and coded in-house by the team at Burke & Burke.
No seagulls, ants, or tigers were harmed in the making of this website.