The Christmas Steps Art Quarter was treated to carols sung by the Royal Mail Choir from the television series Sing While You Work as The Royal Mail launched the 2012 Christmas Stamps on the Christmas Steps.
was no Gareth Malone in attendance, however all the choir were in fine
voice and proudly holding aloft the large versions of this year's stamp
designed by Gruffalo children's book artist Axel Scheffler.
The new stamps are also a collaboration with children’s author and poet, Tony Mitton, whose well known works include the Amazing Animals series and Crazy
Camelot Capers. Tony Mitton created a narrative poem called
‘Starry Story', a Christmas tale including all the characters that appear on the stamps.
The stamps will be available on November 6.