This is truly a beautiful card. It depicts the Russarö Lighthouse near Hanko, Finland and was created by Kimmo Pälikkö. A working artist since childhood, he started creating postcards (in addition to his other works) in 1972. You can buy postcards directly from his website; many sell for as little as €1 each, though it looks like there are some handpainted or limited edition cards that run into hundreds of euros. I’m thinking of framing this card and hanging it in the bedroom, which already has a nautical theme.
Sini mailed me this card on 9 January 2009, writing: “In Finland we have a lot of snow right now and it’s very cold… I don’t like winter.” No disrespect intended, Sini, but maybe Finland isn’t the place for you!