postal stationery cards pets

5 March sees Åland Post’s issue of four postal stationery cards celebrating our beloved pets. Åland photographer Susanna Hagman accepted the challenge to capture the pets in their element.

Dogs, cats, rabbits and birds are four of our most common pets, dogs and cats being the most popular. With this playful series, Åland Susanna Hagman makes her debut as photographer for Åland Post. She has been working as a full-time freelance photographer for four years and currently lives in Örebro, Sweden. She loves taking photos of animals, particularly dogs. Animals are a challenging motif, she reveals:

“To get a good picture, I must create a setting of comfort and trust for the animal, with me as the photographer. A great amount of patience is required in addition to interpreting the animal’s language. The animal should enjoy the photo session as an easy task that pays well in the form of treats, experience and acclaim.”

The four pets illustrated in the new postal stationery series are the poodle Lemon, owned by the photographer, the cat Ghost, the cute bunny Sture and the budgerigars Izor (white) and Flora (yellow).

The postage paid symbols on the address side of the cards have a connection to the motif of each card; since postage is included in the price, the cards may be posted from Åland to any destination in the world without additional postage.

Date of issue5 March 2020
PhotographerSusanna Hagman
Edition4 x 3500
Price€11.20/4 cards
Size148 x 105 mm
PaperEnsocoat 275 g/n²
Printing method4-colour offset
Printing houseGrano