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Christmas Mail 2019 Issue number
700
Date of issue
08.11.2019
Face value
0.65 €
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0.65 €

Christmas Mail to Baby Jesus is a unique project organised by the Slovak Post in collaboration with its partners and a major part of the most wonderful festivities of the year. It is thanks to the Slovak Post and this program that children can send their secret wishes, ideas for presents, dreams, drawings or greetings to Baby Jesus at the address “Ježiško 999 99”. Since the project launched, more than 1.7 million letters from children all around the world have been sent to Baby Jesus. An actual reply from Baby Jesus plus a little surprise in the envelope never ceases to provide joy and delight in children’s hearts. Every year the Slovak Post chooses one young artist’s special drawing dedicated to Baby Jesus to become the inspiration for the following year’s Christmas postage stamp. For more information on Christmas Mail for Baby Jesus, visit the website www.vianocnaposta.sk.
For the first time ever, a Christmas tree was chosen as the design for this year’s occasional postage stamp from the issue entitled “Christmas Mail”, as drawn by Maroš Chovanec from Dolné Kočkovce. A picture of a girl with a snowman by Emilián Lakatoš from Komárno was chosen for the first-day cover and a drawing by Veronika Glovacká from Stropkov of a Christmas present was selected for the Christmas FDC postmark. All drawings were chosen by the Postage Stamp Design Commission from articles sent to Baby Jesus along with Christmas letters in 2018. The final designs were produced by a formally trained painter, Pavel Choma.
This issue is realised in the form of postage stamp with personalized coupons. The coupon motifs are dedicated to 25th anniversary of the Good News project managed by eRko – Children Christian Communities Movement, which entered in the competition for a Christmas postage stamp children from Kenya.

Communication Department, SP a.s. 

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