The 40th anniversary Christmas stamps show traditional seasonal images including this one of Father Christmas.
The designer of this year's Christmas stamps, including this snowman, is Japanese digital illustrator Tatsuro Kiuchi.
The Church of England has expressed regret at the lack of a Christian theme on this year's Christmas stamps.
The Royal Mail says it alternates its designs every year between religious and non-religious images.
An image of King James I and the Bible appeared on Christmas stamps in 1999.
In 1966, the Royal Mail's first edition of Christmas stamps showed a series of pictures painted by children.