Friday, September 21, 2012

Stamps designed by children in 4.11.1983

Issued on 4th November 1983 as Christmas stamps, the first Finnish stamps designed by children were the fruit of a drawing competition held for children under eight years of age, with the theme of 'What does the Finnish Christmas bring to mind?'
From among the 6,000 drawings that took part, the jury selected six-year old Eija Myllyviita's work 'Santa in the blue of the winter night' and three-year old Camilla Lindberg's 'Christmas Candles'. Hanne Kokkila's work, ranked third, became the pictorial motif for a first-day cover. Thank you Pia for this lovely cover.

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