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With this update, I want to wish all readers of this blog a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2013! To carry on blog traditions, below are Finnish Christmas postage stamps of 2012 for Yours to admire:
This years domestic discount rate greetings stamp (which 99% of greeting cards will bear) is a triangle shaped self-adhesive with topic of Christmas tree. The sheet is made of two tree-shaped, pre-folded blocks of consistings of 10 stamps. The unconventional design allows to stack sheets up like miniature Christmas tree shaped ornaments. Personally I've been more interested by the possibility to create 'diamond shaped' stamp greetings, that consist of one stamp and one label.
The 1st class greetings stamp displays a stable lantern. Lanterns like this are very popular winter time ornaments in Finlands as they bring light into otherwise dark days & nights. This stamp is reserved for 'late sent' greetings as well as for international usage. Thus the sheet carries a set of priority (1st class) stickers as well; these stickers have unique Christmas design, and they are available only with this sheet.
Merry Christmas folks!