John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton
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Advent 2011: Happy Kwanzaa

This is the ninth time I've made daily posts of seasonal content during Advent and Christmastide, but this is the first time I've officially recognized Kwanzaa as a part of the holiday season. I've made one or more Hanukkah posts every year but the first; I always post something specific to New Year's Day, a holiday I don't even like; hell, most years I post something specific to the Feast of Holy Innocents. But not Kwanzaa. I think it has something to do with never having met anyone who celebrates it. I don't even remember it being observed or mentioned at my old Unitarian Universalist congregation in Virginia, which is pretty remarkable when you consider not only the Unitarian tradition of multicultural inclusiveness but also that UUCS counts among its members the chair of the African and African American Studies program at George Mason University. Or maybe I'm just racist. Who can say, really.

Kwanzaa cards are not tremendously easy to come by, and many of the ones that are available are not really suitable to be used for a project such as mine; either the image is smaller than I would like, or is watermarked in a way that I can't remove or minimize. (How dare they make it difficult for me to pirate their content!) But I did find this rather attractive card at CardsDirect, so take that, greetingcarduniverse.com!

Happy Kwanzaa
Art and design copyright © CardDirect LLC
Tags: advent: 2011, greeting card
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