Another lottery celebrating the International Year of the Forests. This one’s hosted by Kratt from Estonia and winners receive either the elk stamp or the wood stamp. I picked the elk stamp, and I luckily won! Hooray!
Kratt sent the stamp on a postcard of the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Viljandi, a town in southern Estonia. Since this lottery is all about the stamp, I will write more about it. Here’s the nice card first.
Estonia is extremely rich in forests. Nearly half the territory of the country is covered with forests… home to numerous animals – it is quite common to meet rabbits, foxes or roe deer, and the biggest animal is the elk. The forests are home also for a number of species on the verge of extinction, such as the European mink, the dormouse and the flying squirrel. The forestry sector is an important pillar of the economy, timber being the most important renewable natural resource and wood processing a considerable source of livelihood. Today forests are called the green gold, but in olden days forests were considered a sacred place and the people worshipped sylvan spirits.
So here’s the stamp I won:
Many thanks to Kratt, Maraming salamat!🙂