Christmas 2013 - First Day Cover
Christmas 2013 - First Day Cover for only GBP £5.68
According to the Bible, back in the days of King Herod, was born in Bethlehem, Galilee, he that one day woul be called “King of the Jews”. He was not born in a palace but in a stable, the only place where Joseph and Mary were able to spend the night, and slept in a manger, kept warm by animals − a cow and a donkey. To this Nativity Scene shepherds and their sheep were guided by an angel and then, guided by a star, arrived kings from the East who offered gold, frankincense and myrrh to the Holy Family. The tradition of Nativity Scene dates back to the thirteenth century, in Greccio, Italy, when St. Francis of Assisi recreated this biblical episode with the same simplicity and modesty of the place where Jesus was born and of the people who welcomed him, reinforcing the humility of the Christian ideal.