Easter – Willow Twigs


Finland – 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.

Technical Details

Issue Date: 24.02.2017
Designer: Maarit Ailio
Colours: 4 Colours