The Christmas-themed stamps for this year are the result of an artwork competition arranged by Posti and the Finnish Association of Illustrators (Kuvittajat ry). The Christmas greeting for Finland has been designed by Sari Airola
from Helsinki and the domestic stamp by Sini Ezer from Espoo.
“To me, one of the most important aspects of Christmas is friendship and caring for others. I wanted my stamp design to conjure up friendship and warmth. I selected classic Finnish Christmas characters,a reindeer and an elf. My stamp design depicts the friendship between the two characters during a
Christmas trip”, Airola says about the Run my reindeer stamp.