The cover features an elaborately decorated Mexican sugar skull and the words “I ❤ You Till Death Do Us Part!”
Open the card to a 3-D skeletal mariachi band. The skeleton man is wearing a traditional mariachi tuxedo and playing the guitar. The skeleton woman wears her hair in a long braid and shakes the maraca, a dried gourd rattle. They are welcoming and honoring the deceased. Ghosts of their ancestors come to visit.
In the center of the pop-up is an altar made of sugar skulls and roses.
This card is brimming with authentic Mexican touches from the elaborated decorated Sugar Skull to the papel picado (cut paper) banner to the gorgeous bright colors that fire the imagination.
The Sugar Skull, called Calavera de Azúcar in Spanish, is the motif of the Day of the Dead, a holiday to remember those who have died. Largely celebrated in Mexico, where it is called Día de los Muertos, the custom dates back to pre-Hispanic civilizations from 2,500 to 3,000 years ago. It is a day reserved for honoring loved ones who have passed away. This pop up card is the perfect way to remember everyone you’ve loved and who remains with you in spirit, and those you will love until “Death do us Part.” This is a happy card about eternity. A valentine, a cheeky love card.
Sugar Skull Message:
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
We never bury the dead, son. We take them with us. It’s the price of living.
We’re all equal in the end.
Death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back. ~quote from the movie Gladiator
Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the force. ~Yoda
Quotes from Disney movie Coco:
“Tonight is about family.” ~Abuelita
“Seize your moment.” ~Ernesto De La Cruz (Benjamin Brat)
“I know your secrets, Mariachi.” ~Abuelita (Renee Victor)
“I found your son at mariachi plaza.” ~Abuelita
“Being a part of this family means you are here for THIS family.” ~Abuelita
“I think it is one of those made up things adults tell kids, like vitamins.” ~Miguel
“Our memories have to be passed down.” ~Hector (Gael García Bernal)
That is what families are supposed to do, support you.
“You don’t’ have to forgive him, but we shouldn’t forget him.” ~Miguel
Who by fire, who by water,
Who in the sunshine, who in the nighttime,
Who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
Who in your merry, merry month of May,
Who by very slow decay. ~Leonard Cohen