150 Christmas Stamps from 2009

Here’s a selection of Christmas postage stamps from around the world in 2009. Countries represented here are Aland Islands, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Gibraltar, Greenland, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA and The Vatican. Leave a comment if you know of other countries that should be added to the list. The first set on the list (alphabetical order) is from the Aland Islands, designed by Linn Dahlblom.

Aland Christmas Stamps 2009


Argentina Christmas Stamp 2009

Andorra Ephiphany stamp, 2010

Argentina Christmas Stamp 2009

Argentina Christmas stamp, 2009

Australia Christmas Stamps 2009

Australia Christmas stamps designed by Mike Heine. Christmas Island stamp designed by Rob Kiely.

Austria Christmas Stamp 2009

Austria stamp celebrates 60 years of Christkindl Post.

Belarus Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamp souvenir sheet from Belarus, featuring Batleika puppet show, designed by Galina Yermalovich.

Belgium Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Belgium, Joyeuses fêtes, designed by Els Vandevyvere

Brazil Christmas Stamps 2009

Brazil stamps featuring traditional nativity Ana Rech, located in the municipality of Caxias do Sul, in Rio Grande do Sul.

Bulgaria Christmas Stamp 2009

Bulgaria Christmas Stamp 2009

Canada Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Canada designed by I. Charney Design Inc, based on the creches of Sylvia Daoust, Keena, and Michel Forest, with photography by Paul McCarthy.

Chile Christmas Stamps 2009

Stamps from Chile designed by Claudio Mella

Croatia Christmas Stamps 2009

Croatia Christmas stamps, Adoration of the Shepherds, designed by Igor Kuduz, with photography by Milan Drmić.

Czech Republic Christmas Stamp 2009

Czech Republic stamp, designed by Lenka Vybíralová, engraved by Jaroslav Tvrdoň.

Denmark Christmas Stamps 2009

Denmark stamps designed by Jens Hage

Estonia Christmas Stamps 2009

Estonia Christmas stamps designed by Lembit Lõhmus.

Finland Christmas Stamps 2009

Finland stamps: Christmas is Near: A Pair, and Amaryllis designed by Minna Immonen

Germany Christmas Stamps 2009

Germany stamps designed by Elisabeth Hau feature representations of the Nativity and the Adoration of the Magi from the Hoya-missal, a late medieval manuscript.

Gibraltar Christmas Stamps 2009

Gibraltar stamps with photography by Stephen Perera

Greenland Christmas Stamps 2009

Greenland stamps designed by Naja Rosing-Asvid

Guernsey Christmas Stamps 2009

Guernsey stamps feature twelve photographs of the island’s churches at night

Hungary Christmas Stamps 2009

Hungary stamps with “Our Lady of the Way” by Masa Feszty, based on a photograph by Jozsef Hajdu. Postmarks designed by Barnabas Baticz.

Iceland Christmas Stamps 2009

Stamps from Iceland: “Sermon on the Mount” by Gudmundur from Middal and “Holy Mother of God” by Finnur Jonsson.

Ireland Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Ireland using images from the Gospel Book from the Monastery of Gamaghiel, Khizan, reproduced courtesy of the Chester Beatty Library. The 55 cent stamp based on portrait of the Virgin and Child by Flemish artist Simon Bening.

Isle of Man Christmas Stamps 2009

Isle of Man Christmas stamps featuring Santa

Italy Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Italy feature Adoration of the Shepherds” by Domenico Piola and a secular stamp designed by Angelo Merenda.

Latvia Christmas Stamps 2009

Latvia stamps designed by Ģirts Grīva.

Liechtenstein Christmas Stamps 2009

Liechtenstein Christmas stamps: Annunciation, Road to Bethlehem, Birth of Christ, The Three Magi

Liechtenstein Christmas Stamps 2009

Lithuania Christmas stamps designed by I. Balakauskaitė.

Luxembourg Christmas Stamp 2009

Christmas stamps from Luxembourg designed by Roger Leiner.

Macedonia Christmas Stamp 2009

Macedonia Christmas stamp designed by L. Zivkovska Donev.

Mexico Christmas Stamps 2009

Mexico stamps, Santa, Baltazar, Caspar and Melchior, designed by Vivek Luis Martínez Avín.

Monaco Christmas Stamp 2009

Monaco Christmas stamp 2009 designed by Thierry Mordant.

Netherlands Christmas Stamps 2009

Netherland Christmas series designed by Femque van Geffen and Janneke Dröge at Blond Amsterdam.

New Caledonia Christmas Stamp 2009

New Caledonia Christmas stamp designed by J.J. Mahuteau.

New Zealand Christmas Stamps 2009

Nativity scenes by Wellington artist Stephen Fuller. Contemporary images from New Zealand Post’s 2009 Design a Stamp competition.

Niue Christmas Stamps 2009

Niue Christmas Stamps

Norway Christmas Stamps 2009

Norway Christmas Stamps designed by Madeleine Mortenson, featuring lyrics from Christmas carols

Philippines Christmas Stamps 2009

Philippines Christmas Stamps

Poland Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Poland designed by Ewa Szydłowska.

Portugal Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Portugal.

Romania Christmas Stamps 2009

Romania Christmas stamps 2009

San Marino Christmas Stamps 2009

The San Marino Christmas stamps feature “Rest on the flight into Egypt” by Caravaggio.

Slovenia Christmas Stamps 2009

Slovenia Christmas stamps designed by Tjaša Štempihar, Mojca Fo and Jelka Reichman.

Spain Christmas Stamps 2009
Spain Christmas Stamps 2009

Spanish stamps using paintings by J. Carrero.

Sweden Christmas Stamps 2009

Christmas stamps from Sweden designed by Siri Ahmed Backström.

Switzerland Christmas Stamps 2009

Swiss stamps designed by Jenny Leibundgut, Berne.

Ukraine Christmas Stamps 2009

Ukraine Christmas Stamps 2009 featurinig Ded Moroz

Ukraine Christmas stamps by Tatiana Nesterova (Ded Moroz – Santa) and Natalia Fandikovoyi (angels and Christmas stars)

UK Royal Mail Christmas Stamps 2009

Royal Mail stamps for the UK designed by Andrew Ross, using art by William Morris, Henry Holiday and Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

USA Holiday Stamps 2009

The USA holiday series includes stamps for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid. The Christmas stamp, Madonna and Sleeping Child, is based on a painting by the 17th Century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Salvi, commonly known as Sassoferrato.

Uruguay Christmas stamp 2009

Uruguay Christmas stamp designed by Edgardo Ribeiro.

Vatican Christmas Stamps 2009

Vatican stamps feature Madonna and Child enthroned with two angels and Saints Joachim and Anne, by Renaissance painter Francesco Melanzio.

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  • Andrew Maple

    Great stamp collection.

  • Deux Doppel

    An exceptional list! Nothing from France?

  • http://www.theinspirationroom.com Duncan

    I think France has focused on user-designed stamps this Christmas.

  • Simbolik

    There are Christamas stamps from Bosnia too

  • pkm

    Asian countries are rarely issue Christmas stamps. Religions are become a very sensitive elements in this region even a small piece of stamp. Actually, Christmas as a special celebration day is shown not only religion but a expectable & peaceful day among the world. Thanks for those countries and their designers who had created more beautiful and wonderful stamps for our human beings.

  • Don Krehl

    I have collected Christmas stamps from around the world for years. You have a nice collection, and several beautiful issues. You ask what should be included? I have found some of the nicest to be Austria (who had the 1st Christmas stamp), Australia, and Christmas Island.