08 December 2020
Christmas 2020 — ATM Franking Labels
Issue Date: 08.12.2020
Designer: Indrek Ilves
Stamp type: Self-adhesive
Availability date: 2020-12-08
Quantity issued: 15 000
Perforation: simulated perforation
Printer: Walsall Security Printers
Print: digital printing
Size: 56.0 x 25.0 mm
The franking ATM in Estonia is located in Tallinn. You can choose between four denominations – national standard letter €0.90, national maxi letter €1.75, international standard letter €1.90 and international maxi letter €4.85. This stamp will be the fifth ATM franking label. Four stamps entitled Visit Estonia have previously been issued.
Also, see Estonia’s regular Christmas stamps, released on 15 October 2020.
In Estonia, Christmas time starts with Advent. Children put their socks on their window ledge and every day until Christmas Eve, December 24th, an elf comes and puts some sweets in it! On Christmas Eve families come together and in the evening Santa visits and asks people to tell him poems in exchange for gifts.
Tradition and typical Christmas decorations are Christmas lights and almost every family also has a Christmas Tree too, which is normally decorated a few days before Christmas. Both Estonians and Latvians claim that the first public Christmas tree was displayed in their country. Estonians believe that the first Christmas Tree was in Tallinn not in Riga, the capital of Latvia.
Estonians like to eat a lot at Christmas! The most traditional food is blood sausage, which is made from blood, oats and pork. Other traditional Estonian foods include sauerkraut, tangerines and gingerbread. They also like to drink mulled wine, which is made in both ways: with and without alcohol.
In Estonian Happy/Merry Christmas is ‘Rõõmsaid Jõulupühi’.