Finnish Christmas stamps will be presented at the Helsinki Book Fair

October 21st, 2014

According to info got by Itella Posti Oy will publish this year's enchanting Christmas stamps at the Helsinki Book Fair on Thursday, October 23. Other releases include a stamp booklet that celebrates the centennial year of Finnish independence and depicts the changing everyday life in Finland, and a roll of stamps featuring Finnish bridges and waterways. The four October stamp releases include no fewer than 18 different stamps.

The two Christmas stamps are full of fairy-tale atmosphere.

This year, the Christmas stamps feature the artwork of Kristina Segercrantz, famous for several award-winning book illustrations. With these stamps executed with watercolor technique, Segercrantz wants to create a true Christmas fairy-tale atmosphere.

In the blue-hued Christmas Eve Christmas-tariff stamp, an elf girl enjoys the enchanting atmosphere with a Christmas reindeer in candlelight. In the other Christmas stamp, the orange-hued Christmas Morning 1st-class stamp, an elf rings a large Christmas bell, feet off the ground. The graphic design of the Christmas stamps comes from Olavi Hankimo.