This souvenir sheet brings together our international Lunar New Year stamps from 2013 (the Snake) and 2014 (the Horse). Both designs blend traditional symbolism with stunning imagery. A golden horse, rearing up on its hind legs, and a brilliant gold & jade snake are beautifully rendered on the 2 stamps. The embossing gives these fascinating animals a striking 3rd dimension. Red, the dominant colour on the background sheet, symbolizes good fortune and joy. Gold, the main colour on both of the stamps, symbolizes wealth, prosperity and happiness. Traditional Chinese ideograms for "horse" and "wood" highlight this year's Chinese zodiac sign and its corresponding element. The ideogram for "snake" is centered in the 2013 stamp. The Year of the Horse products were designed by Paprika, based in Montreal. Year of the Snake products were designed by MIX Design Group in Toronto.