Young Louis Bailey is putting his own stamp on Christmas - he has been named a regional winner in a Royal Mail children's competition.
Louis, ten, a pupil at Hoyland Common Primary School, is one of 140 regional UK winners in the Christmas stamp design competition. His jolly design, featuring Santa giving a thumbs up, beat off thousands in the Yorkshire and Humber region.
His entry will now go through to the next stage where local judges will select the top two designs from the region to go through to the national final.
In the last stage, the Prince of Wales will choose two designs from 24 finalists that will feature on this year's first and second class Christmas stamps. Two overall winners will get £1,000 in vouchers for their school and the stamps will be on sale from November 5.
Louis, whose entry is one of 12 shortlisted in the Yorkshire and Humber region, has already won £100 in vouchers and £100 for his school.
Royal Mail has received 240,000 entries from children aged four to 11 years old across the UK in response to the question 'What does the Christmas season mean to you?'
Only twice before in Royal Mail's history – 1966 and 1981 - have the official Christmas stamps been designed by children.
As with all special stamps issued by Royal Mail, both winning designs will have to be approved by the Queen.