Stampin' Up Only Challenges is having a congratulations challenge this week. The first thing I think of when someone mentions congratulations is the Dutch custom of shaking every family member's hand, when one of the family is having a birthday, while saying "Gefeliciteerd" or "Congratulations". Congratulations on reaching another birthday? Congratuations for making it this long? I don't know. :) And "Congratulations on your brother's or sister's birthday" sounds strange to an American. If it's a large family, there could be a lot of hand-shaking. Every time someone comes over to visit that day, and house calls to the birthday honoree is another well-established tradition, there is hand-shaking all around. I won't even get into the amount of pie and coffee that is consumed.
So, in honor of this Dutch tradition, my congratulations card could be a birthday card. We can definitely say this elephant is celebrating something!
And what says party more than pennants and balloons? The sentiment was printed with My Digital Studio.
Stamps: Under the Big Top, Beary Best Friends; Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Big Top Birthday DSP; Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Brights buttons, White baker's twine, Petite Pennants builder punch, Sponges, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, My Digital Studio, Sewing machine, Thread, Dimensionals.
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