Christmas greetings get special postmarks in Helsinki starting December 2


Helsinki will use a special postmark, designed specifically for Christmas greetings starting on Monday, December 2. This year, special postmarks are available for Christmas greetings for approximately two and a half weeks, every day from December 2 to December 18.

Mailboxes reserved for special postmark items can be found by the Helsinki main Posti entrances at Mannerheiminaukio 1 and Elielinaukio 2. You will recognize the mailboxes from the Christmas postmark on the box information label.

The postmark depicting a candle flame goes well with the Christmas stamp

The traditional Christmas postmark on a real Christmas greeting is extremely popular among customers. Annually, the special Helsinki postmark decorates approximately 300,000 Christmas greetings.

Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi have designed Helsinki’s Christmas postmark this year. The postmark, which is adorned with a candle flame and beams of light, goes thematically well with the Christmas stamps designed by Virpi Pekkala, which depict elves and glowing lanterns.

Last mailing dates for Christmas greetings

Domestic Christmas greetings (EUR 1.10) with a Christmas no-value indicator stamp must be dropped off in a mailbox by midnight on Wednesday, December 11.

Christmas greetings with a domestic no-value indicator stamp (EUR 1.60) will be delivered by Christmas if they are mailed according to the mailbox emptying times by Tuesday, December 17.

The mailing dates for Christmas greetings to recipients outside of Finland can be found on Posti’s Christmas website at

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