The season for sending Christmas greetings starts next week when Posti delivers the red mailing envelopes for sending Christmas cards on Monday, November 30. The envelopes are delivered inside the Postinen advertisement bundle, which is called Joulunen during the Christmas season.
You can use the red mailing envelope to send Christmas cards with the inexpensive Village Elf no-value indicator Christmas stamp (EUR 1.20). The cards will be delivered in time as long as they are dropped off at a Posti outlet or mailbox at the latest by Monday, December 14. The red mailing envelopes can be dropped off at a mailbox until midnight.
Cards will get to Christmas card sorting faster in a red mailing envelope. The delivery of the Christmas cards sent in a red mailing envelope starts on Monday, December 7.
Postinen/Joulunen and the red mailing envelopes are not delivered to homes with an advertisement ban. However, the mailing envelopes are also available at all Posti outlets and most retailers who stock stamps.
Christmas greetings equipped with a Christmas Village Elf no-value indicator stamp (EUR 1.20) will be delivered in time for Christmas as long as they are mailed at the latest by Monday, December 14. Cards can be dropped off at mailboxes until midnight on that day. You can tell a Christmas no-value indicator stamp from the snowflake symbol.
Christmas cards equipped with a domestic Christmas Cottage no-value indicator stamp (EUR 1.75) will be delivered in time for Christmas as long as they are mailed at the latest by Thursday, December 17, according to the emptying schedules of mailboxes and Posti’s drop-off points. You can tell the domestic no-value indicator stamp from the map of Finland symbol.
If you are running late with your Christmas cards, you can add a Plus Sticker next to the domestic no-value indicator stamp, in which case you can still mail your cards on Monday, December 21, according to the emptying schedules of mailboxes and Posti’s drop-off points.
You also still have plenty of time to send your Christmas cards to European, Nordic and Baltic countries. Go to posti.fi/joulu for the last mailing dates of all international Christmas cards. Christmas cards sent abroad should be equipped with an international Come for a Visit! no-value indicator stamp (EUR 1.85). You can tell an international no-value indicator stamp from the globe symbol.
Christmas stamps became available at stores, kiosks and Posti outlets at the beginning of November. You can also order stamps at Posti’s online store at posti.fi/ostoksille. You can buy stamps and postcards at the online store subject to free delivery until December 7.
This year’s domestic Christmas stamps were created through a design competition held by Posti together with the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Art and Design. The designers of the winning stamps sought inspiration from their childhoods.
Ida Sarisalmi illustrated the Christmas no-value indicator stamp Village Elf, showing an elf peeking into a warm and inviting room.
Jutta Luukkonen illustrated the domestic no-value indicator stamp Christmas Cottage, which radiates the expectation of Christmas. The cottage has been cleaned, the Christmas tree has been decorated and the candles are glowing warmly.
Designed by Matti Pikkujämsä, the international no-value indicator stamp Come for a Visit! depicts gabled houses.
When writing a thick stack of Christmas cards, it’s always good to check that each card has the correct address on it. Each Christmas card should include the following information: the recipient’s first and last name, street address and building number, stairway and apartment number, postal code as well as the name of the city/municipality. You can double check the correct format of street names and postal codes on Posti’s website at posti.fi/en/zip-code-search.
You can find all Christmas information at posti.fi/en/private/christmas. There, you can find the sending dates, the emptying times of mailboxes, information about Posti’s service points, information about products and services, etc.
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