G'day! I would like to share with you 2 postcards that I received from Finland. I have just joined Postcrossing and these are my first postcards received through the Network. Coincidentally, both are from the same beautiful country and both arrived on the same day!
On this postcard is a very interesting stamp that belongs to a silver-foiled minature sheet, named "Drops of Happiness" for greetings on Valentine's Day 2009!
On one stamp, the designer represents the love between two people with two swans embracing. Eternal friendship is expressed by a teddy bear hugging a heart. Valentine’s Day is celebrated with a layer cake. Magical enchantment is depicted by a stamp on which the god of love Cupid is shooting an arrow. Togetherness is shown on a stamp on which three friends are celebrating their friendship. Hence, the stamp on this postcard stands for eternal friendship!
The second postcard features a stamp from Finnish National Park Stamp Series. It is the first stamp of the new series which displays Finland’s most characteristic natural features during the different seasons. It is also the only stamp issued in 2009 with Braille. (a writing system which enables blind and partially sighted people to read and write through touch.)
This stamp shows the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park located in the municipalities of Enontekiö, Kittilä, Kolari and Muonio. It is Finland’s most popular national park, visited annually by 300,000 nature lovers. The area’s fell landscape has long called out, especially to those who enjoy winter sports. The northern part of the national park is one of the Finland’s two oldest national parks established in 1938. The northern part of the national park is situated in an area settled by the Sámi.
Both cards took 4 days to arrive and travelled an average distance of 9,335km.
Thank you, Sini & Carita for these nice postcards!