Sunday, 31 March 2019

60th Wedding Anniversary


A photographer friend of mine sent me a beautiful shot of her parents hiking in the Austrian Alps in August 2018, above. It was soon to be their 60th wedding anniversary, the diamond anniversary, she told me. She wanted to know if I could create a special card based on the photo.
I recreated the picture out of paper, taking great care over the tiny details of their backpacks, hats and sunglasses.
My friend told me that her parents loved the card.
Friends of ours were celebrating their silver wedding anniversary, 25 years. I cut out a large silver number 25 and placed it on a scalloped circle, then decorated the card with flowers and a bow.
We recently celebrated the holiday of Purim. Purim, which literally means "lots", is a holiday commemorating the rescue of Jews living in the ancient Persian Empire from certain destruction at the hands of Haman, an evil nobleman. I have previously written about the history of the holiday here and here.
On Purim Jews are also commanded to send gifts of food and drink, referred to as the 'sending out portions' or in Hebrew, Mishloach Manot. A common treat to be included in these food baskets are 'Haman's pockets', sometimes called Hamantashen or Oznei Haman. These triangular chocolate or fruit-filled cookies supposedly represent either Haman's three-cornered hat or his ears. Their formation varies from hard pastry to soft doughy casings. Mine were soft, crumbly and, if I may say so, rather delicious!
If you would like to bake some yourself, the recipe is here.

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

I love that you took your inspiration from the photo. You did a really good job. Your treats look really yummy. #MMBC

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I was thinking recently that I'd like some Hamantashen as it's been years since I had one. Yum! Yours look delectable. Hope you had a good Purim. Did you have some almonds and raisins? I've been given those in the paste too at Purim when I worked for the Jewish Federation. Oh my good food!

Miss Val's Creations said...

This 60th anniversary card is wonderful. What a happy, active couple that are sure to have many more years together. The cookies look delicious and fun to make!

VeggieMummy said...

60 years - that's quite an achievement! Fantastic card, no wonder they loved it. The Silver Wedding Anniversary card is lovely too ,,,,,,,,, and those cookies - YUM! xx

Louisa said...

Your cards are wonderful. Both 25 and 60 year anniversaries are wonderful achievements. I hope I can reach such milestones #mmbc

Tamar SB said...

That is so lovely!

Kim Carberry said...

The 60th wedding anniversary card is brilliant. You have copied so much detail from the photo! x

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Wow!

Phil Slade said...

I do admire creative people like yourself. The card is super, and if you could send me some Hamantashen or Oznei Haman or I would be very grateful.

Anne said...

The cards are gorgeous as usual, great attention to detail. Those little treats look so tasty, I'm going to check the recipe.

Claire Justine said...

What a lovely card Lisa. Love how it looks like the photos.

Thanks for sharing at #CreativeMondays, hope to see you on Wednesday for our next blog hop :)

NCSue said...

Those cookies look quite tasty, and once again you've created a winner in that card!
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/04/somethings-squirrely-on-april-fools-day.html

Catscue Cat Mom said...

Lovely photos. A coworker brought some of those pastries to work for Purim this year, they are really good!

betty-NZ said...

Your work is incredible, as usual! I can tell that you love making these cards. And I appreciate you explaining the Jewish traditions, too. I'm so glad you linked up at My Corner of the World!

junieper/Jesh StG said...

Sorry am so late this week - These Hamans pastries look delicious and healthy - thanks so much for the link to the recipe!! Wow -60 year wedding anniversary we still are pretty far from that!
So, what does you aftercare consists of in Israel? May have forgotten last time to mention that my niece, only in her thirties went through breast cancer treatment last fall. Fortunately her dad is an MD, so that takes a lot of unknowns away.
Take care of yourself first! Have a lovely weekend:)

Sum of their Stories said...

That card from a photo is extraordinary. WOW! I'm not surprised it was well received!
Your little Haman's pockets look delicious, I've not heard of them before, I'll pop over and view the recipe now.

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