Celebrate the season of creation with hanukkah cards! Our sculptural paper Menorahs spread smiles and light near and far.
“Hanukkah Sameach!” We want to wish you happy Hannukah! The festival of lights is another way of describing the well known Jewish holiday that lasts many days and nights. The word Hannukah is hebrew for “establishing” or “dedication.” This is referencing a rededication of the second temple in Jerusalem 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah is observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day of Kislev which is according to the Hebrew Calendar not the Gregorian calendar. So every year the dates change slightly, but ordering your Hanukkah cards early is always a great idea. This unique holiday is celebrated by lighting the candles of a candelabrum with nine branches called a menorah or hanukkiah.
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The middle branch of the menorah is typically placed higher above the other eight branches (four on each side of the middle). It is customary to use the middle candle to light all of the other candles throughout the duration of the holiday. The middle candle is generally referred to as the “shamash” which is Hebrew for “attendant.” Every night during the holiday, one candle is lit by the shamash until all eight candles are lit by the end of the festival of lights.
Although Hanukkah is considered a minor holiday within the Jewish traditions, there are plenty of activities that people generally perform. Singing Hanukkah songs, playing the game “dreidel”, and eating oil-based foods like latkes and sufganiyot along with dairy foods. Though this holiday occurs around Christmas, there is no connection between the two. Hanukkah has gained cultural significance in places like the United States since the holiday occurs near the Christmas holiday.
Our Hanukkah cards are a convenient and creative way to celebrate the holiday with your family members or friends. We appreciate your support of our small business, and enjoy hearing from all of you!