Beautiful stamps for important letters. In line with this ethos, Swiss Post – in cooperation with Pro Juventute – selects an exciting theme from the world of children and young people as a motif each year. A Swiss artist then depicts the chosen theme in their own way. After last year’s important themes of children’s rights and law, a lighter note was called for this year: the current theme is “happy childhood”. And, after the profound illustrations issued in 2019, this year’s stamps feature cheerful photographs. This is a continuation of the 2018 series, in which Bienne-based photographer Mark Baumgartner presented two motifs – “Toy bricks” and “Blowing bubbles”. This time, a gift motif and children’s finger painting are featured. The motifs are once again bright, colourful and cheerful – happy, even. Founded at the beginning of the last century with the aim of combating tuberculosis in children, the Pro Juventute foundation today supports children and young people through a wide range of programmes and services. These include the 147 helpline, advice for parents and youth leaders and supervised holiday programmes. There are also letters for parents, programmes to teach people how to handle money and use media responsibly and much more besides.
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