President's Christmas card is as surprising as the country it represents ({{commentsTotal}})

This year, the Christmas card of the Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves is entitled “An Ode to Surprising Estonia.” The main motive of the card is boldly facing the unknow, the authors explained.

The card is described as “an ode to the enterprising spirit of Estonians and Estonian success stories on the world stage in business, the arts and sports.” On the other hand, it also has a more personal side as the President's farewell at the beginning of the end of his tenure.

Click here to see the card.

The illustrations on the card were made by Karmen Heinmaa and the design by the agency Brand Manual with Mihkel Virkus. The online version of the card was created by Indrek Vainu with the Datalab team. On the e-card, the illustration is complemented by the tune “Mu süda, ärka üles” by Heinavanker.

The e-card includes many surprises, including seven characters that sing when clicked on, and a number of more or less hidden meanings. See how many you guessed.

ERR has also issued its season's greetings, which you can see here.

Editor: M. Oll

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