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Sweden, Switzerland and Finland
2015 Christmas Grand Finale
Sweden Christmas 2015 Stamp Issue

Switzerland Christmas 2015 Stamp Issue

Finland Christmas 2015 Stamp Issue

It's that time again when postal services around the world issue their new Christmas Stamps. This year we decided to cover two or three different countries a week in our newsletter until Christmas. This week we visit Sweden, Switzerland and Finland. Each of their 2015 Christmas stamp issues are shown above and some information about them is listed below.

Sweden issued a new single Christmas stamp named "Tree Balls" and a booklet with 5 new Christmas stamps named "Stars of Christmas" on November 12th, 2015. Design by Elin Sandstrom who used vibrant colors and stars to create stamps that have a strong association with Christmas past. Her stamp designs included a single stamp with bulbs; and booklet stamps that depicted snowflakes, candles, Christmas wrap present, star and decorated pine branch. The Tree Balls stamp can be purchase as a coil of 10 and the Stars of Christmas booklet stamps can be purchase as a booklet of 10. The bulb stamp and the booklet stamps are included on the FDC. The Tree Balls stamp size is 26.25mm x 26.25mm.

Switzerland issued four new stamps named "Christmas 2015" on 12th of November 2015. Designed by Bea Wurgler these new stamps feature four glass spheres with different Christmas scenes that include presents, snowman, Christmas tree, decorating bulbs and candles. The stamps can be purchase in a set of 4, sheetlets, special folder and FDCs. The size of each stamp is 28mm x 33mm. They were printed by Cartor Security Printing, La loupe, France using the 5 color offset with hot foil stamping.

Finland has issued two new Christmas stamps named "Christmas traditions live on in the city" on November 6th, 2015. Designed by Klaus Welp these stamps feature a child looking at a reflection from a mirror like Christmas ornament; and a decorated Christmas street with a father and child collecting a Christmas tree. Each of the stamps feature a Christmas star in the sky to remind us of the traditional Christmas story. These stamps can be purchased as a set of 2, and FDC.

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