Postal Service issues Christmas stamps

This year’s Christmas stamps have an island theme, and feature popular carols.

This year’s Christmas stamps, which went on sale Friday, are based on popular carols and feature island-themed scenes.

The stamps are valued at 25 cents, 80 cents, $1.50 and $2. The issue includes a first day cover at $5.35, which will be available for sale from this week, and a self-adhesive booklet of the 25 cent stamps, according to the Cayman Islands Postal Service.

The 25 cent stamp highlights the song “We Three Kings of Orient Are,” the 80 cent stamp features “O Holy Night,” “Away in a Manger” is referenced in the $1.50 stamp and the $2 stamp features “Joy to the World.”

The first day cover, which features two national symbols, a Cayman Islands parrot and the banana orchid, as well as a queen conch shell, will be available at the Postal Service’s Philatelic Bureau at the West Shore Centre Post Office, the General Post Office in downtown George Town and the Hell Post Office in West Bay. On Cayman Brac, the first day cover will be on sale at the West End Post Office.

“We at the Postal Service are delighted to be joining in the people’s celebration of beloved and popular Christmas songs this year,” Postmaster General Sheena Glasgow said in a press release. “We hope the stamp issue will add to the seasonal joy and cheer that abounds at this time of the year.”