Spring-green freshness on Åland postal stationery

Åland postal stationery cards Spring verdure

7 May sees Åland Post’s issue of four postal stationery cards that celebrate spring. “I was inspired by the Åland Spring Fair that highlights small-scale farming, sustainability, local cooking and crafts – a wonderful theme,” Swedish illustrator Anna Handell tells us. Postage to the entire world is included in the price of the cards.

Illustrator Anna Handell informs us: “The receiver of a card should, in some way, be able to relate to its image even before reading the message on the back. So, I liked the idea of creating a warm and inviting atmosphere with harmonious colours and a coherent style.”

On the theme Spring verdure, the four cards were inspired by the Åland Spring Fair, which takes place around Åland the last weekend of May and highlights local delicacies of the spring season. The Fair has been arranged since 2015 by the association Skördefestens Vänner (i.e. Friends of the Harvest Festival), which also arranges the very popular Åland Harvest Festival.

Postage is included in the price of the cards which may therefore be posted from Åland to any destination in the world without additional postage. The postage-paid symbols on the address side of the cards relate to the decorative motif of each card.

Order the postal stationery cards at webshop.alandpost.com, by post to Åland Post Stamps, PO Box 1100, AX-22111 Mariehamn, Åland, Finland, by e-mail to stamps@alandpost.com or by phone: +358 (0)18 636 641.

Date of issue7 May 2021
ArtistAnna Handell
DesignSofia Valtersson/Strax
Edition4 x 2500
Price€2.90 /card
Size148 x 105 mm
PaperEnsocoat 275 g/m²
Printing process4-colour offset
Printing houseGrano