The stamp designs were created exclusively for Royal Mail by illustrator Tom Duxbury, who specialises in the medium of woodblock printing to depict both vintage and modern scenes. Duxbury has worked on many book covers, including Philip Pullman’s Serpentine and The Collectors.
The set of stamps is the first Christmas issue to feature the silhouette of His Majesty King Charles III.
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Away in a Manger