Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Monaco Christmas Card (2015/2016)



I knew exactly what to expect when I saw this in the mail today. There is not mistaking that this was from the Monaco royals. And since they were nice enough to already release their christmas card, I knew exactly what was inside.

One of the interesting things about Monaco's reply are the stamps. This stamp marks the 47th International Bouquet Contest, which happened in June 2014. (The stamp was released in February 2014, which makes it older than the twins!) The Bouquet on the stamp won the Golden Badge in the category "Danse/Dance" in 2013.

My guess is they constantly get new stamps in their office to mark upcoming events, so they cycle through stamps before they had a chance to finish using them all. And since it is the end of the year they are trying to use up all the old ones. The stamp from the Crown Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella's Birthday was a few months old as well.


The front of the card features a lovely photo of the Family. What was really interesting is that the photo is attached to the card, not printed directly on it. This makes it a higher quality picture. 

The Red "AC" is the couple's joint monogram. 



The Message on the inside is repeated in French, English and Monégasque.

"All our Best Wishes for a Merry Christmas and a New Year 2016 filled with joy."

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene's signatures are printed on. All the responses I have gotten, use the same picture of their signature.


One thing that was very interesting about this reply, was the envelope featured Princess Charlene's Monogram on the back. Usually when the couple are sending things jointly they use their joint Monogram.

It could just be a mix up in their office. However, the Twins birthday response came in a envelope with no monogram. I had expected it to have the couple's joint monogram, like the twins birth response did last year. So, it could be they ran out of envelopes with the joint monogram on them, which is why this and the birthday response didn't have it.


Since I never did a post about last years card, here it is.

 



Inside the card was a extra note, they insert into the cards when the person had sent a gift for Christmas.



Check out:
Other Responses from Monaco
Christmas replies (At bottom of page)

5 comments:

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    1. Whose Monogram was on the back?

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  2. I got my card from the royal Monaco family the same day you did, it also has Princess Charlene's monogram on the envelope.

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  3. I received my card today and the envelope features their joint Monogram :)

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