For many people, the time-honoured ritual of giving and receiving presents is their favourite part of Christmas Day.
The four Christmas stamps for 2023 depict beautiful gifts steeped in symbolism. Gold, frankincense and myrrh are represented by the metallic colours in the wrappings. The inclusion of a sprig of native flora – clematis, pōhutukawa, silver fern and hebe - signifies the unique Christmas experiences of Aotearoa New Zealand. Finally, each gift is finished with a silhouette tag that references the Christmas story.
Date of issue: 4 October 2023