A red cottage for international winter greetings! A traditional red cottage in a snowy landscape appears in a 1.30 euro international no-value indicator stamp. It can be used for letters and cards up to 20 g in items sent from Finland to abroad.
Issue Date: 10.11.2016 Designer: Paula Salviander
Wooden Pauper Tradition
The themes of the Pauper tradition stamps are the pauperess of Soini and the paupers of Alajärvi and Hauho. Stamps depicting the churches of these localities will also be published in a miniature sheet consisting of six stamps. The stamps have been designed by Anssi Kähärä. A pauper is a painted wooden sculpture attached to the church wall, with a slot in the chest for donating money. They already acted as pioneers of basic service before the development of the social security system and the oldest of them date from the 17th century. Paupers were popular attractions in their localities.
Issue Date: 10.11.2016 Designer: Anssi Kähärä