On December 6, 2018

On December 6, 2018, Finland has been independent for 101 years. Here is a card to greet your family members and your friends on Independence Day.

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If you want to add your greetings to the card, below is the card without text.

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You can easily add text by using the free PhotoScape software, which you can download from: http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php The video below tells you how to do it.

You can find more my free postcards at: http://yellingrosa.com/Free%20Postcard%20Slideshow.htm#frp01 There is also the card which is in the video.

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PS Even though the video is in Finnish, you shouldn’t have any problems to understand how to use the free PhotoScape picture editor which you can download from the URL http://www.photoscape.org/ps/main/download.php You find more of my free postcards in English and Finnish at http://yellingrosa.com/Free%20Postcard%20Slideshow.htm#frp01

For the People of Karelia Something is Missing on Independent Day

Evakon laulu singing Anneli Saaristo, lyrics and melody Veikkko Lavi

This song tells how the people of Karelia was forced to leave their homes in 1944 when Finland made peace with the Soviet.

You’ll find the lyrics in English at: https://lyricstranslate.com/en/evakon-laulu-song-evacuee.html

As a result of the 1940 Moscow Peace Treaty that concluded the Winter War, Finland ceded the area of Finnish Karelia and other territories to the Soviet Union. As a result, about 410,000 Finnish Karelians,[1] or 12% of Finland’s population, were relocated to the remainder of Finland. You can read more about the destiny of Karelian People at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evacuation_of_Finnish_Karelia

My mother and her family was one of those poor people. Below the picture of one of the family houses in Karelia, Terijoki, twenty years after.

Family house in Terijoki in 70s

At that time nobody lived there, and the house was left without maintenance.

Värttinä (Spindle)

Performs Karelian folkmusic. The vocalists sing in the Karelian dialect of the Finnish language.

Ruskie neitsyt (Brown-Haired Maiden) is an Eastern-Karelian folksong.

Read more about Värttinä in English at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A4rttin%C3%A4

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