Hello, again! It’s your trusty tour guide, Courtney again. Hopefully you’ve recovered from your jet-lag, because today we have quite the journey! Just a quick little jaunt over to Southeast Asia! So fasten your seat belts, make sure your seat backs are upright and your tray tables are stowed, we’re ready for takeoff!
Why she loves card-making: “I absolutely LOVE card making! I find that I am always in a much happier mood on days when I create something. I’m a stay at home, homeschooling mom of four, so card making keeps me sane! And the fact that I can brighten someone’s day with a card I got joy out of making, well that’s just icing on the cake!”
Christmas in Japan: “Merry Christmas” in Japanese is, “meri-kurisumasu.” In Japan, however, New Year’s is actually a bigger holiday, for which they say, “akemashite omedetou!”
Why she loves card-making: “I love card making because I love giving handmade things. I strongly believe that handmade items touch the soul. I enjoy the process of personalizing a card for that special someone!”
Christmas in Malaysia: “Merry Christmas” in Malay translates to, “Selamat Hari Natal!”
Why she loves card-making: “I love card making because it makes me happy and gives me a creative outlet. It doesn’t take too long to complete a card, and there’s instant gratification. It allows me to use my creativity to make someone else happy!”
Christmas in India: Christian’s are a minority in India, so Christmas is more of a regional celebration. Christmas Day is called “Bada Din” in Hindi, and is usually celebrated with a midnight Mass, complete with cakes, rose cookies and regional meals!
Phew! Only one day left in our trip around the world! Any guesses as to where we’re headed tomorrow? Here’s a hint: it’s a land of many languages, but only one main currency.
Rest up travelers, we’ll see you tomorrow for the last leg of our adventure!