An artist based in Manchester has designed this year's Royal Mail Christmas stamps.
The six stamps, ranging in value from 1st and 2nd class to £2.25, were crafted by Helen Musselwhite, using paper cut-outs, which were then photographed.
Traditional festive images of a snowman, robin and lantern are included in the Royal Mail's Christmas stamps this year. A Christmas tree, pudding and stocking complete the set, which go on sale on today.
The robin's appearance on cards was inspired by the red coats worn by postmen in Victorian times.
Last recommended posting dates are December 20 for 2nd class, December 21 for 1st class, December 22 for special delivery and December 23 for guaranteed Saturday special delivery.