Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
This pretty Batmitzvah card for a girl called 'Sivan' (the Hebrew name of the third month on the Jewish calendar and a popular girl's name) shows a Dove of Peace with the olive branch in it's beak and the Hebrew greeting saying "Blessings on the occasion of your Batmitzvah". This was a large, custom-made card and the design was based on a new design for my Batmitzvah card range shown here.Not to be accused of only creating for the girls, I put together some treasure boxes for a spring fair last week especially for the boys! It was a fair at a religious school, so I thought it would be fun to show the boys wearing their kippot, the small skullcap that is worn by observant Jews around the world. Whilst bad weather meant that it wasn't such a busy evening for any of the vendors, the boxes were well received and I hope will be enjoyed by the boys who receive them.
Some time back my Aunt in the States asked me to send her a bunch of cards for all her friends celebrating their 65th birthdays this year. For some extra special friends she asked me to illustrate the fact that they have recently become grandmas and that their shared roots are in Paris, where they met my Aunt many years ago as students. I know that the cards have arrived safely in America, and hope that they will be well received when the special birthdays are celebrated.
Just in case I am unable to drop in here again before the impending Seder, may I wish all my Jewish friends and customers out there 'Chag Pesach Sameach', a happy Passover festival.