New Zealand post issued special postage stamps to create awareness about Children’s Health. The stamps embrace the SunSmart principles of Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap.
The illustrated stamp issue highlights the importance of being SunSmart in a whimsical way.
Each stamp highlights one of the four key SunSmart messages that have been a part of the lives for more than 30 years – Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap!
New Zealand kids can still enjoy summer – as long as they stay SunSmart!
Children’s Health 2015
The SunSmart principles of Slip, Slop, Slap & Wrap.
‘Slip’ is as simple as staying covered – slip on a long-sleeved shirt with a collar then slip into some shade, under either a big leafy tree or a sun umbrella. The girl on this stamp takes this seriously by slipping under the biggest sun umbrella she can find – let the fun in the sun begin!
Protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays and ‘Slop’ on some sunscreen! You need to apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before heading outside for it to be an effective protective measure, and reapply at least once every two hours – even more often if you’re hitting the water or working up a sweat.
Your face and neck are the most likely places to be sunburned, so ‘Slap’ on a hat to keep them safe! As the girl on the stamp shows, the bigger the better when it comes to hats – wide-brimmed hats or caps with flaps are best for protecting your face and neck.
It’s not just your skin that is affected by UV rays – your eyes need protecting too, so ‘Wrap’ on some sunnies! The best ones to go for are wrap-around sunglasses with 100% UV protection.
Title: Children’s Health 2015
Date of Issue: 2 September 2015
Country: New Zealand
Denominations: 80c + 10c , $1.40 + 10c and $2.00 + 10c, Self-adhesive: 80c + 10c
Source: New Zealand Post