Special Christmas stamp benefits Ciudad de Niños

The Ciudad de los Niños is getting a Christmas present from
Correos de Costa Rica.

Just as in previous years, a special stamp has been produced that must be affixed to any mail sent between Dec. 1 and Dec. 31. The face value is 45 colons, some nine U.S. cents at this writing.

This year's stamp

The entire amount collected from the additional stamp will be turned over to the Ciudad de los Niños in

Using a stamp of a low denomination to generate funds is traditional in Costa Rica. Most legal documents must bear a stamp that benefits the Colegio de Abogados and sometimes the Cruz Roja.

The Ciudad de los Niños surcharge this year features drawings made by children services by the center. Of course, regular postage also is required to mail a letter.

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