Monday, 8 November 2021

Two Sabas at Seventy

A customer and her husband individually contacted me with requests for 70th birthday cards for their respective dads. They wanted cards showing each grandfather or Saba, the Hebrew word for grandfather, with their grandchildren.
The first card showed the grandfather who lives in Israel. This card opens from left to right since the Hebrew greeting reads from right to left and is written on the inner left side of the card. I have shown saba standing with his grandchildren on the balcony of the family's flat. I hinted at the buildings and trees in the background and carefully copied the dots on the little girl's dress and the dinosaurs on the boys' pyjamas.
The Hebrew greeting on the card simply says "Happy Birthday". My customer requested the big gold number 70. "Thanks for your amazing work" he wrote to me.
His wife wanted a birthday card for the grandfather who lives in the UK. This time I was to show grandpa with his wife, along with the three grandchildren. My customer also requested a sunset in the background since the family always meet in Eilat, the southern Israeli port and resort town on the Red Sea, near Jordan.
Once again I carefully recreated the pattern on the boy's T-shirt, the beads around his sister's neck and included the flowers on grandpa's wife's dress.
The greeting on this card wishes grandpa "L'Chayim". L'Chayim in Hebrew is a toast meaning "to life".
JENerally Informed


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

your cards are always so attractive

Michele Morin said...

You captured such a sweet moment.

Tamar SB said...

What a fun one!!

Kim Carberry said...

Aww! What lovely cards. So sweet! x

Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) said...

Two beautiful cards celebrating two grandpas. I love how you capture the little details with the clothing and make each card so wonderfully unique and personal. #MMBC

VeggieMummy said...

Two beautiful and unique cards. I bet that the corresponding Grandmas will be wanting one for their birthday too! x

Miss Val's Creations said...

These are so beautiful Lisa. I love the dinosaur shirts on the kids!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Both cards are so wonderful . I am having a lovely time catching up with your talent!