Posti releases its new Christmas stamps on Wednesday, November 7. This year, the domestic no-value indicator stamps depict familiar, cozy scenes from Finnish Christmas celebrations. The international Christmas stamp displays a pair of ice skates, and the no-value indicator stamp for winter season’s greetings features snowy rowanberries.
The Christmastime no-value indicator stamp for Christmas greetings shows a red Christmas ball ornament hanging from a Christmas tree branch. – The ball ornament can reflect people coming together, sounds and songs. On the other hand, the reflection can also capture a happy moment of solitude, reading a book and spending some me-time, says Marjo Nygård, designer of the Christmas stamps.
The domestic, red-colored Cozy candles no-value indicator stamp features four retro-style candles. – The stamp depicts the four Advent Sundays before Christmas and the transition into Christmas peace. Christmas takes over the home week by week, one candle at a time, Nygård describes.
The international Winter fun no-value indicator stamp features a jolly illustration of ice skates, colorful socks and blue-tinted ice. – You can go skating in the nature or in the city’s ice rinks, like the one in front of the Ateneum Museum. Put on your hat and gloves, grab some hot cocoa and take your skates for a spin, Nygård recommends.
The Christmastime stamp sheet contains 20 Christmas greeting no-value indicator stamps.
The Cozy candles stamp sheet contains 10 domestic no-value indicator stamps.
The Winter fun stamp sheet contains 10 international no-value indicator stamps and Priority labels.
Berries glowing in the snow
The Snow berries no-value indicator stamp, perfect for all domestic winter’s greetings, depicts rowanberries covered by snow. – As fall turns into winter, nature offers nutrition and beauty in the form of rowanberries. Frost tames their tart flavor and makes their colors glow, says Stiina Hovi, designer of the stamp.
The Snow berries stamp sheet contains 10 domestic no-value indicator stamps.
First day of issue event at the Helsinki Main Post Office on November 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The first day event will be organized at the Helsinki Main Post Office (Elielinaukio 2) on Wednesday, November 7, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. New stamps, first day covers and other stamp products will be on sale at the event, and visitors can get first day postmarks on their items.
In addition, the Finnish Postcrossing Friends Association will introduce postcrossing as a hobby at the event.