Twelve Days of Christmas

Thursday, 19 October 2017  |  Gareth

This festive collection is presented by Isle of Man Post Office with best wishes and good cheer in the spirit of the popular Christmas song that inspired these lyrical illustrations by Catherine Rowe.

In her first commission for Isle of Man Post Office, artist Catherine Rowe has done a wonderful job in capturing the spirit of Christmas in this set of twelve stamps.

There is a stamp for each of the twelve days and Rowe has incorporated some intricate Celtic style detailing such as the Three Legs of Man and Manx Tartan as a small nod to the Island's heritage and culture.TThe gorgeous, bold colour palette of the stamps is delicately contrasted through the use of metallic gold inks used on the numbers and detailing.

Taking inspiration from the well known Christmas song 'The Twelve Days of Christmas', Rowe has managed to give these stamps a traditional Christmas warmth as well as a natural and earthy feel.

 

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