Friday, 16 December 2016


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.

Postcards for the Weekend theme - December Holidays - travel to the Linky Party at Connections to the World      


Helen said...

What fun pictures! I really like the first one waiting at the train station. Change the hat colour (and type of train!) and it could be me. Thanks for sharing them.

Eva A. said...

Nice postcard. I'm going to travel for Christmas... But I don't expect so much snow on the railway station! :)

Maria said...

Traveling for the holidays is a common theme here in Singapore. As part of the expat community, discussions on booking flight(s) for Christmas can be heard as early as June/July. This year, I won't be traveling and it's my family instead who will fly to SG to be with me. The first postcard makes me even more excited for them to arrive on Friday. But hopefully, warmer than this person on the card! :D