My Weekend Mailbox 002
Here is another special souvenir from Finland…
… with signatures of the men and women members of Postcrossing in Finland.
Not all, of course. Only some of them who joined one of the regular Postcrossing meet ups in Finland in September 2009.
Just so you know, the Swedish word “Helsingfors” ( or Hellsingefors) is the original official name of the city of Helsinki.
The brown bear is the national symbol of Finland. There are believed to be about 1,000 left all over Finland, especially in the taiga forests near the Russian border.
Hence, bear-watching is a popular past-time and tourist-attraction.
The stamp is a definitive issued in September 2009 featuring elegant Gustavian antique pieces – clock, candle-holder, and table.