Friday, November 04, 2005

Stamps, or Why We Ought to Repeal the BNA Act

The Canadian Christmas stamps this year:


The English Christmas stamps:


So, what is the problem with the Canadian stamps? Firstly, they are ugly. Hideous & trite also. And I didn't even post the truly nauseating Snowman one. Send those on your Christmas cards, and you're insulting the aesthetic judgement of all your friends & relatives. You'd be spreading gloom rather than joy.

Perhaps more fundamentally, they aren't even real stamps. They're stickers. So, not only are we supposed to afix an ugly image no doubt chosen to ridicule and trivialize Christmas, we aren't even permitted the liberty of using a genuine stamp.

Contrast this with the English series above: most are beautiful, and even the ones which I don't prefer have a strong dignity about them. Plus, they're authentic stamps.

Perhaps I'll send all my Christmas cards to England this year, and ask a friend to purchase and affix such stamps to the envelopes, and drop them back in the mail. Canada Post leaves me no other option.

2 Comments:

Blogger Marian said...

Wow, those really couldn't be any more hideous.

November 06, 2005 10:52 AM  
Blogger DilexitPrior said...

At least they actually have stamps that have images (of some sort...) of the Holy Family. That's a start. They have had nice ones in the past, although, I agree, those are extremely hideous.

I noticed your a fellow British Columbian by the way...a pleasant surprise.

November 23, 2005 11:42 PM  

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