New Stamps of Finland

Olympic Gold Medal Win of Sami Jauhojärvi and Iivo Niskanen

\"finlandThe stamp is based on a photograph of the pair by Antti Aimo-Koivisto, taken at the Sochi medal ceremony. Titled Men’s sprint gold, the stamp is designed by Ari Lakaniemi and Susanna Rumpu.

Those wishing to secure this special edition stamp will need to act fast as it is issued in a limited edition of just 250,000. The stamp will be priced at EUR 1.80. “I never would have believed I’d end up on a stamp. At the Olympic Village, I had a personalized stamp made of myself, but it is incredible to have an official stamp now. I’ll probably get recognized more often now,” Jauhojarvi commented.“It feels incredible to get my own stamp. The stamp makes one feel like an important person and part of sports history,” Niskanen stated.

Easter with Endearing Bunny Rabbit Design

\"finlandEaster stamp features a cheerful little girl dressed as a bunny rabbit, surrounded by Easter eggs and spring flowers. The seasonal stamps are the work of Sweden-based illustrator Paivi Unenge, who is also responsible for the Valentine’s day stamps from 2012. The 1st class Easter Surprise will be released as a 10-stamp sheet.Easter is the third most popular card-sending occasion in Finland after Christmas and Valentine’s Day. In 2013, Finns sent a total of 1.4 million Easter Cards.

Congratulations Stamp

\"finlandFinland released a new set of stamps “Congratulations!” adding a bit of extra style to a birthday or other greeting card.Five new ways to say “congrats” Illustrator Kaarina Toivanen, renowned for her many postage stamp and postcard designs, has created a booklet of five 1st class stamps ideal for marking happy occasions of all kinds.According to Toivanen, floral motifs work well for graduations, birthdays, weddings and even children’s parties. Each booklet includes a set of Priority labels to match the stamps.

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