After 12 years, Japanese New Year card will show zodiac sheep has finished knitting scarf

December 30, 2014 3:33 AM

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After 12 years, Japanese New Year card will show zodiac sheep has finished knitting scarf

In this Dec. 30, 2014 photo, sheep designs on postage stamps are seen on New Year's greeting cards, 2003 issue, left, and 2015 issue, right. When millions of Japanese get their customary New Year’s greeting cards Monday, the sheep that’s on the postage stamps will have finished knitting the scarf it began 12 years ago. In 2003, the stamp on the cards issued by the post office had as its design a fluffy sheep busily knitting a scarf. This year, it’s wearing the scarf, and holding the knitting needles. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama) (The Associated Press)

TOKYO – When millions of Japanese get their customary New Year's greeting cards Monday, the sheep that's on the postage stamps will have finished knitting the scarf it began 12 years ago.

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