International Christmas Celebration – 6 Stamps


Designer: Andre van Hoop
Face Value of Stamps: 70c, Cat. 1, Cat. 2, 331c, 474c, 739c
Size of Stamps: 33 mm x 22 mm
Perforation: 14 x 131/4
Stamp paper: True White stamp paper
Printing: Offset
Color: CMYK + Spot UV
Printer: Johan Enschede Security Print, Haarlem, The Netherlands


This series is dedicated to the celebration of Christmas by various countries around the world. Christmas Day (Dec. 25) is celebrated religiously by a majority of Christians as well as culturally by many non-Christians and is an integral part of the holidays centered around it. The Christmas celebrations, which in different countries have a mix of pre-Christian, Christian themes and origins, along with the many nationalities that live side by side in Curaçao, which inspired the designer to combine these traditions with a touch of our island.

  • 70c – Paskong Pinoy – Philippines
  • Cat. 1 – Krampus – Austria
  • Cat. 2 – Yule Lads – Iceland
  • 331c – Pohutukawa – New Zealand
  • 335c – Gävle Goat -Sweden
  • 474c – Hallacas – Venezuela