This card hails from a 10-year-old boy from Jyväskylä, Finland. This city of some 83,000 inhabitants was founded in 1837 by Czar Nicholas I of Russia. Interestingly, Jyväskylä is called the "Athens of Finland" because of its history of educational progressiveness. It boasts a number of educational firsts in Finland, including the first Finnish-speaking high school, first Finnish-speaking teacher training college, and first Finnish-speaking school for girls. Today it is the home of the University of Jyväskylä, which is one of the most popular universities in Finland. The sender of this lovely winter scene is user sebu725, who urged me to check out his really cool website about his pup, which I think you'll enjoy. This also happens to be the coolest stamp I've received. You can't see the effect here, but it's actually a holographic stamp.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Posted by Katie Hocevar at 9:53 AM