Monday, December 24, 2012

In the Cards

This Xmas card was inspired by the efuto, or picture envelopes, of Shniya Nishida. The mail art created by Nishida all incorporate the stamp into the illustration penned on the envelope as does this postcard pictured here. Can you spot the stamp above (hint: it's the nicest part of the picture). 

While Christmas is getting bigger and bigger in Japan, the holiday hasn't yet been declared a national holiday. This year however it almost was. That's because the emperor's birthday, which is a national holiday, fell on Sunday, December 23. When a national holiday occurs on a Sunday, the following Monday is celebrated as a national holiday too (for no particular reason). That means this year Christmas Eve happens to be a national holiday. Here's to happy holidays for everyone - it's in the cards. 

Related posts: Behind the Stamp 
               Never Forget

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