To the Editor:
A religious Christmas postage stamp containing beautiful American original art and design is now available at the post office.
This special stamp is a creative portrait of the “Holy Family Flight to Egypt.” Its amazing artwork portrays Joseph leading a donkey that carries Mary as she holds her baby Jesus.
The background depicts a gorgeous early morning sunrise with golden clouds and a breathtaking scene of the desert lands as the family escapes from Bethlehem to go south into Egypt. The travelers are almost silhouetted in a deep royal purple tint – a reflection of the western sky. A brilliant white guiding star is on the right side of the stamp whose light shines on a village next to the sea in the distance.
There is a marvelous balance of color hues that infuse great meaning to this scene that visually represents the end of Matthew’s Gospel account of the Nativity. Warned by an angel, they had to immediately leave at night with little food or water, fleeing from the murderous wrath of King Herod.
Witness an art work of great beauty, color and meaning – all this in a 45-cent (forever) stamp. View it at: www.USPS.gov.