On 24th January 2008, Finnish post issued a special minature sheet, never before seen on Finnish stamps. Entitled "Alpine Skiing", the sheet has an illusion of movement thanks to the imaging and printing technology used. When you turn the sheet in your hands, the picture comes to life.
This makes Tanja Poutiainen speed downhill on the slalom stamp. The stamp is in the lower right corner of the miniature sheet. The picture is from the Finnish round of the slalom World Cup in Levi. The 27-year-old skier from Rovaniemi is also shown at speed next to the stamp, on the edge of the stamp sheet. Tanja Poutiainen's achievements also include a silver medal at the Turin Olympics in 2006 and numerous other victories and high placements in world cup championships over a period of years.
The two other stamps on the sheet depict freestyle skiing, which includes several types. The upper left of the sheet shows Matti Räti, a 19-year-old exponent of new school skiing and a student at the University of Kuopio. The stamp shows a 'drop'.