The season for sending Christmas greetings will be in full swing once Posti delivers the red mailing envelopes for Christmas cards to homes. The envelopes will be delivered inside the Postinen advertisement bundle between November 30 and December 1 (week 48). Postinen is called Joulunen during the Christmas season.
The red mailing envelope can be used to send Christmas cards with the cheaper no-value indicator stamp for Christmas greetings. The greetings will be delivered in time for Christmas as long as they are dropped off at a Posti outlet or mailbox by Tuesday, December 13. The red mailing envelopes can be dropped off in a mailbox until midnight.
Cards will get to Christmas card sorting faster in a red mailing envelope. Posti will start delivering Christmas greetings sent in a red mailing envelope on Wednesday, December 7.
Postinen/Joulunen and the red mailing envelopes will not be delivered to households that have imposed an advertising ban. However, the mailing envelopes can be picked up from all Posti outlets and most retailers that stock stamps.
Important mailing dates
Christmas cards with a no-value indicator stamp for Christmas greetings (EUR 1.40) will be delivered in time for Christmas as long as they are mailed by Tuesday, December 13. Cards can be dropped off in mailboxes until midnight on that day. You can recognize the no-value indicator stamp for Christmas greetings by the snowflake symbol.
Christmas cards with a domestic no-value indicator stamp (EUR 2.10) will be delivered by Christmas if they are mailed by Sunday, December 18. Cards can be dropped off in mailboxes until midnight on that day. You can recognize the domestic no-value indicator stamp by 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 mail your cards up to Wednesday, December 21, in accordance with the emptying schedules of mailboxes and Posti’s drop-off points.
You also still have plenty of time to send your Christmas greetings to European, Nordic and Baltic countries. You can check the last mailing dates for all international Christmas cards at www.posti.fi/christmas.
Stamps are available at stores, kiosks, Posti outlets and online
Christmas stamps became available at stores, kiosks and Posti outlets on November 9. You can also order stamps from Posti’s online shop at www.posti.fi/goshopping.
Remember the correct address
When writing a thick stack of Christmas cards, it’s always a good idea to check that each card has the correct address on it. Each Christmas greeting should include the following information: the recipient’s first and last name, street address and building number, stairway and apartment number, postal code and the name of the city/municipality. You can double check the correct format of street names and postal codes on Posti’s website at www.posti.fi/en/zip-code-search.
Everything you need to know for Christmas: posti.fi/christmas
You can find all Christmas mail information at www.posti.fi/christmas. On this website, you can find the mailing dates, the emptying times of mailboxes, information about Posti’s service points, information about products and services, and more.