Epiphany Three Kings Day Christmas Magi Stamp
On this Friday, January 6th, 2017, our blog post topic is Epiphany Three Kings Day Christmas Magi Stamp. And we are remembering “The Gift of the Magi” short story by O. Henry.
If you have been wondering why your neighbor still has their Christmas lights up, it is probably because they are waiting for today – the 12th day of Christmas – is Epiphany.
“…commonly known as Three Kings’ Day in the United States, is on January 6. It celebrates the three wise men’s visit to baby Jesus and also remembers his baptism, according to the Christian Bible’s events. … Epiphany marks the beginning of the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana. …”
“In Western Christianity, the feast commemorates principally (but not solely) the visit of the Magi to the Christ child, and thus Jesus’ physical manifestation to the Gentiles.”
2014 US Christmas Magi Stamp
Image above of the Three Kings Day Christmas Magi Limited Edition Forever stamps from 2014.
“The stamp celebrates the biblical story of three visitors from the east who came bearing gifts for Jesus. The stamp art depicts the Magi atop camels near the summit of a small hill. Guiding them is a large, dazzling star. In the west, Three Kings Day is celebrated Jan. 6. In many cultures, this is the day for exchanging gifts, rather than Christmas Day.”
“The Gift of the Magi” short story by O. Henry
If you haven’t gotten around to ever reading the short story by O. Henry here is a link to The Gift Of The Magi. And if you have read it, go ahead and get a hot cup of chocolate, tea, or coffee and enjoy reading it again!
“But in a last word to the wise of these days let it be said that of all who give gifts these two were the wisest. O all who give and receive gifts, such as they are wisest. Everywhere they are wisest. They are the magi.” ― O. Henry,
Thank you for joining me today for Epiphany Three Kings Day Christmas Magi Stamp. And my sincere Thank you to my dear friend who emailed me earlier this week about today truly being the 12th day of Christmas suggesting today’s blog Title!
Epiphany Three Kings Day Christmas Magi Stamp Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today
Image above U.S. #4945b 2014 49¢ Christmas Magi Imperforate Traditional Christmas MysticStampCompany @USPS @USPSStamps; and #4945b 2014 49c Imperf Christmas Magi Fleetwood Imperf FDC First Day Cover
Christmas Magi Stamps Celebrate Visitors Bearing Gifts November 19, 2014. US Postal Service, Postal News. – Excerpt.
Epiphany in the United States – Excerpt.
Wikipedia Epiphany (holiday) – Excerpt.
O. Henry, – Quote Excerpt.