Here's a series of bird themed illustrations I made for Posti Group, the postal service of Finland.
Initially the illustrations were created for Valentine's stamp competition.
Though I didn't win, Posti wanted to purchase my artwork for their postcard over web-service. You can create postcards online using my illustrations as card images, add text and send it through internet . Your friend will then receive a real paper card via daily post.
Check the service out at Posti's website.
My idea was that each of the birds are symbols for different kinds of love and ways to express it.
Magpies represent devoted marriage, swans eternal love, swallows friendship, sparrow parental love and the grepes courting/falling in love.