Father Christmas took some time away from his job of reading children's letters on Monday (December 9) to deliver an important message about saving the world's forests.
"You, children, are the next generation" Santa Claus said in a classroom at a local school.
"You need to ensure that our forests continue to be looked after, because the best gift we can give each other now and every Christmas, is a healthy planet. Looking after our forests is a key part of that" he said.
"We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors but we borrow it from our children," Santa said as he addressed the start of the meeting.
Beautiful wooden play areas in children's playgrounds are a common sight throughout the country.
"The wood itself, it's a renewable material. And when we harvest the wood here in Finland, we also replant a new tree. And in that sense, there is always a new forest growing for the future generations" explained Johanna Ikaheimo, Chairperson of the Lappset board.
"People in Europe are increasingly conscious of the importance of the environment and this has driven the improvement of sustainable forest management as well as the innovative ways of using their forest resources" said United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Forest Officer Dominque Reeb.
Presented by Adam Justice