A lot of people will be doing this soon, whether travelling home for the holidays or just travelling to friends or family for Christmas. The card is simply called 'Asemalla', Finnish for 'At The Station'. Our traveller is wrapped up warm with a nice pair of boots and as the snow swirls around, a distant sound can be heard, suddenly, bright lights pierce the dark and the train comes into view. I have stood on a lot of cold stations in winter over my life and it is always a relief when the train arrives and one can sit down in the warmth. Of course this train would be even more welcome to me because it is a steam one. But who is the traveller on the postcard? The artist is Heikki Laaksonen who paints oils of the Finnish countryside but also a lot of gnomes, especially ones at Christmas for his postcards. Who knew they travelled by train.
Fancy some competitive skiing at Christmas? Here is the sticker Eeva put on the back of the postcard.