Thursday, January 14, 2016

Finland 2015
Christmas Street and Reflection

ISSUE DATE: 6 November 2015

The subjects of the Christmas stamps by graphic designer Klaus Welp for 2015 are located in a city. The landscape-format Reflection stamp shows a child looking at a reflection from a mirror-like Christmas ornament. ”My earliest memory of Christmas is of just such a moment next to the Christmas tree in our home,” Klaus Welp recalls. The portrait-format Christmas Street depicts a father and child collecting a Christmas tree. ”Many people have strong memories of going out into the spruce forest in winter. More and more of us spend the holiday in cities and the urban expedition has become for many a Christmas tradition charged with expectation,” says Welp. Welp has included a bright Christmas star in the sky on bothstamps as a reminder of the traditional Christmas story.

Stamp images and description thanks to Posti