Thursday, March 24, 2016

Finland 2016
Visiting Card from Finland

ISSUE DATE: 25 February 2016
 STAMP DESIGN: Susanna Rumpu & Ari Lakaniemi

Nuuksio National Park is one of the national parks in Finland. Established in 1994, the park spreads over an area of forests and lakes in Espoo, Kirkkonummi and Vihti. North-west from Helsinki, it is the second-closest national park to the capital after Sipoonkorpi National Park. The name is derived from the Nuuksio district of Espoo.

International Priority letters or postcards with a maximum weight of 20 grams can be sent from Finland with a EUR 1.3 stamp. The Visiting Card from Finland sheet has two different stamps.The stamp on the left depicts the green and intact wilderness of the Nuuksio National Park.
Stamps are designed by 
Susanna Rumpu and Ari Lakaniemi. "Our natural landscapes offer lots of variation, thanks to the four seasons. Nature renews itself with each new season, and the seasons give life in the north its typical rhythm. The images we chose represent the clean, sometimes rough environment that surrounds us and is an essential part of the Finnish spiritual landscape for many," the designers say.

The airy, light green birch leaves in the stamp on the right symbolize clean and fresh Finnish nature.

Stamp images and description thanks to Posti