I hope that 2009 will bring us a lot of philatelic surprises
The picture illustrating this post is the booklet of stamps issued on the 10th of November 2008 by the French post for the "season greetings". The stamps have been designed by students of an art school located in Epinal.
To be noticed that the booklet contains an unusual number of stamps : 14 instead of the usual 10. This is because six stamps have a smaller size (the size of a definitive Marianne stamps) to be used on smaller greeting cards and envelopes.