10 Dec 2012

Much ado about sending happiness

Each year tonnes of nengajo (Japanese New Year greetings postcards) are sent in Japan. I'm getting busy sorting ours out...

2013 will be Heisei 25 in Japan and a year of the snake. I've got snakes for my cards but don't want to spoil the surprise for the recipients in case they are spying on my blog :)

By the way, "Heisei" refers to the current era of the reigning emperor in Japan. 


  1. Next year is my year, they say that your year will either bring you fortune or despair, I'm really hoping that it's the former...

    Looks lovely your cards! :) x

  2. I like the meaning of the word Heisei. (Peace everywhere.)

    I wish it were true. :(


  3. I love the idea of New Year's cards - there's something about the holiday that makes me think you could get a lot more creative with it than you can with Christmas. Yours look like they're going to be beautiful :)


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