May your stamps be hoppy this Easter


Wasn’t I just saying that Easter should be full of bunnies and chocolate eggs as opposed to misery and suffering? At least the Czech Republic seems to have got their priorities in order with this funny bunny waiter stamp. Here’s my ranking of the best Easter stamp designs of 2015.

#7: Trust the Vatican to issue the most boring stamp on the list. A work by the unknown Master of the Crucifix of Trevi depicting the risen Christ, I can appreciate this stamp as art or history but not necessarily as the most interesting depiction of Easter.

Vatican - Easter 2015 stamp

Vatican – Easter 2015 stamp

#6: Serbia went a bit nuts and put religious imagery on an Easter egg so they get points for originality if not anything else.

Serbia - Easter 2015 stamp

Serbia – Easter 2015 stamp

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Slovakia’s 2015 Easter stamp

Jesus H. Christ Slovakia, what’s up with your new Easter stamp? What happened to Easter being about chocolate eggs and bunny rabbits? I have never seen such a miserable looking picture of the overhyped martyr in my whole life. Shouldn’t he look happy to be back among the living and not like he’d burst into tears any minute? Does this being imbued with an eucalyptus fragrance supposed to help?

The Head of Christ – image courtesy of Slovak Post-Slovenská

As a long suffering misanthropist, I do have some sympathy for the poor bugger. Being born is bad enough. Why the dead can’t be allowed to stay dead is beyond me.