In the honour of reaching over 10 000 views since I started this blog in August, I decided to learn how to add pictures. I just adore
bad characteristic postcards from Finland, and these two are my gems. What kind of people design postcards like this?! And who wants to pose in them? This one I bought in Saariselkä:
Obviously, these hot hunks have probably never been to Finland, let alone posed in a yellow speedo (or nude!) by a Finnish lake. Where do you think they're from? Young and desperate for money, did they know that their pictures would end up in a postcard with a Finnish sunset? Anyway, this postcard totally says Tervetuloa Suomeen. - Welcome to Finland.
The other card portraits three naked ladies enjoying the kesämökki life. (Or is there a woman hidden somewhere in the upper right corner?) The upper left picture looks like it was taken by a stalker neighbour. The lady throwing löyly seems quite happy with the situation, even though the sauna is probably cold and the photographer didn't bother giving her a pefletti. However, my favourite is the lady hiding her face in her perm while trying to avoid sliding into a May-cold lake. Is this good PR for Finland or what?
Here are some typical post card phrases:
- Terveisiä Suomesta! - Greetings from Finland!
- Täällä on ihanaa. - It's lovely in here.
- Olisitpa sinäkin täällä. - I wish you were here, too.
- Terveisiä Pirkolle! - Say hi to Pirkko!
- Terveisiä Markulta! - Greetings form Markku!
- Terveisin - With greetings
- Rakkaudella - With love
Update in June 2013: I just made a short trip to Helsinki and found a perfect place for buying inspiring sauna post cards!