2022 Christmas seals sold in support of Åland youth workers
On 20 October, Åland Post issues this year’s sheet of
Christmas seals for decoration of your Christmas cards and parcels. Illustrator Sami Saramäki has illustrated the self-adhesive stickers with well-known Christmas and winter symbols. As in previous years, proceeds from the sale are distributed to socially useful activities in Åland. This year’s beneficiary is “Fältarna”, a team of street workers working with and for teenagers.
Since 1993, Åland Post has supported non-profit associations and relief activities in Åland through the sale of Christmas seals. The beneficiary of the 2022 Christmas seal grant is “Fältarna”, a team of community-based street workers working with and for teenagers aged 13–17. The youth workers strive to create safe connections and be a continuous support on the youth’s terms, and serve as a link between parents, school, social services, and police. Visiting schools, youth centres, and parent meetings and organizing youth groups, they offer teenagers an opportunity to discuss subjects such as domestic violence, drugs, alcohol, bullying, love worries, and loneliness. The grant will be used for study materials and activities for the teens.
Sami Saramäki lives in Helsinki and has worked as an illustrator in the advertising industry for some 20 years. Sami often illustrates winter motifs and says: “For some reason, I’m often asked to illustrate winterscapes, but I don’t mind. I like winter, so, this assignment suited me perfectly.”
Facts about the issue
Name Christmas seals 2022
Date of issue 20 October 2022
Artist Sami Saramäki
Design Johanna Finne
Edition 3000 sheets of 20 self-adhesive seals
Size 30,6 × 25,8 mm
Sheet size 210 × 145 mm
Paper Sticotac Semigloss, White 80 gsm
Process 4-colour offset
Printer Cartor Security Printers
The stamps are available for purchase in Åland Post Stamps webshop www.alandstamps.com.