Saturday, November 1, 2014

Dia de los Muertos

Happy Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.  Having grown up in San Antonio, TX, this day is quite popular and very celebrated even with day off from school, parades, events at church and so forth.  The day is meant to honor those who are passed away.  This is often done by creating a small alter in their home with photos, flowers, gifts of the loved one in their memory;  going out to their grave to clean it and decorate it with flowers;  tell stories about and celebrate the life of those deceased through the night.  The often have these beautiful masks, called Sugar Skulls This Sweet Pea stamp is just stunning. It's from artist Concetta Kilmer and it is called Cupcake Beauty.  I did the entire card in Black & Pink. 
Many other faiths have a similar observation on Sunday called "All Saints Day."  At my church on the first Sunday of November, we light a candle for each member who passed away that year and observe a moment of silence.

Sweet Pea stamps have several other amazing images for Dia De los Muertos, in Rubber, check HERE, and look among the fall holiday section; for digital stamps, look HERE.

Happy Dia de los Muertos!


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