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Catkins bring a promise of spring

Sending Easter greetings has long traditions, and a postcard with a spring theme is a delight for all recipients. This year, the Easter stamp features a bunch of catkins painted by artist Maarit Ailio. The playfully named Virvon varvon publication was designed by Paula Salviander.

- I especially like painting with watercolors so I chose them as the illustration technique. I also feel that a traditional painting technique suits well a delicate spring stamp, Ailio says.

- Catkins are nature's own treasures. In fact, what could better suit a stamp for the spring's most beautiful celebration than a bunch of catkins.

The Virvon varvon sheet contains fifteen domestic no-value indicator stamps.