Some foreign Christmas mail still en route to Finland
Bad weather in Europe and US east coast delays delivery
The Christmas tree may have been thrown out and the cards taken down at Epiphany yesterday, but that does not mean a complete end of the holiday season.
Severe weather in Central Europe is causing problems for the delivery of Christmas cards and parcels.
Because of delivery backlogs owing to flight delays, there are cards and letters mainly from the United States, and even from Britain, that are still to arrive in Finland.
A backlog of mail at Frankfurt Airport has been cleared up, but heavy snowfall in parts of the United States last week led to a number of flight cancellations between North America and Europe.
There is no way of knowing exactly how much mail is being delivered late, until the countries of origin complete their sorting effort, but cards from the UK were still arriving on Wednesday of this week, despite a postmark of December 16th.