Monday, July 25, 2011

Traditional Danish

I have already submitted two cards to the Christmas in July Challenge at Anything Goes (PaperCraftPlanet), but uploaded one more today very last minute.

This heart is very Danish in a lot of ways: Red and white signals Christmas - you will find them in a lot of the public decorations around the city during the month of December - white=snow, red=color of the heart + Santa. Making this type of paper heart is an old Danish tradition. Red and white are our national colors.

History of this type of heart tells us, that the inspiration for this type of heart is a mix of a Dutch tradition using hearts and the Fröbel star and first created in our little country. Nowadays these hearts are all over the world made of any color combination imaginable, some cool hearts I have seen in the last couple of years are made of the glittery papers from magazines


Petra said...

Thanks for the history lesson A :) I do appreciate the new information you spout for us all.
Beautiful card, care to share how you made the heart? Love it!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I have never seen this Danish card. Thanks for telling me about it!

claire7q said...

Have you been chopping up "Sense and Sensibility"?
Lovely heart, looks like hard work to me ;)