The holiday season encompasses many different religious and national holidays. From Thanksgiving to Christmas and from Hannukah to Kwanzaa, the United States is home to many different nationalities celebrating in their own distinct way. It is only appropriate that everyone has the opportunity to design and send out holiday cards that represent who they are and what they celebrate.
Kwanzaa is a celebration that honors African heritage and African-American culture. Lasting a week, Kwanzaa is observed from December 26 to January 1 each year. It was first introduced in 1966 and signifies the first fruits of the harvest. There are seven core principles to Kwanzaa, which are unity, self-determination, work and responsibility, economics, purpose, creativity and faith.
There are several symbolic items used to celebrate Kwanzaa, including a mat, a candle holder, seven candles, crops, corn, a unity cup and gifts, as well as the black, red and green bendera (flag). When sending out a card in recognition of Kwanzaa, you may be drawn to designs that use these symbols or colors to highlight the holiday. Other designs include simple messages of greeting and well wishes. No matter what card you choose, your friends, family members, coworkers and whoever else you choose to send cards to will be honored to receive one.
Sending a Kwanzaa card or any holiday card is not only about recognizing the holiday but also recognizing the importance and impact your friends and family members have throughout the year. So even if you don't really feel like it or are short on time this holiday season, try to design and send out a Kwanzaa card. It will make you feel better and will bring joy and smiles to your loved ones.