Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 Nengajo

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Hello Sandwiches,

I hope you are having a great start to the year!

Nengajo (New Year Cards) are one of my favourite parts of starting the new year. In Japan, if you place a new year card mark near the postage stamp the post man will hold the cards and deliver them on January 1st and not before. For stationery and snail mail lovers there is nothing more fun than running down to check your post box on New Years Day! Here are a few colourful nengajo from this year.

Love Love
Hello Sandwich
xoxo

21 comments:

  1. ohh how fantastic do these all look!

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  2. I am a new follower :D you look creative and interesting, special because now you are living in Japan, country I want to go someday.

    Have a great day... now I´m going to sleep XD here in the other side of the planet.

    xo

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  3. happy new years Ebony! and congratulations on your extended visa!! i plan to come back to Japan this year in the fall again! so hope to see you next time!

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  4. Beautiful! How much I adore Japanese ideas

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  5. あけおも!
    Years have passed since I lived in Japan and I still receive a handful of nengajou from special friends every New Year. *big smile*

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  6. Happy New Year sunshine!!! So happy to hear of your extended visa. yaysers! Thanks for your gorgeous New Years card :) Keep an eye out for a small post pack from Melbourne and expect a visit from me later in the year. Super fun times in 2012!! xj

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  7. What an awesome tradition!! I love getting things in the mail. And these are all so pretty.

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  8. Happy New Year Ebony! I love these cards and i love the idea of sending 'new year' cards more so than christmas cards. Hope you have a great 2012 xoxo

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  9. 新年おめでとうございます! beautiful new year cards!

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  10. Hi!

    I tagged you for the Kreativ blogger award!
    Read the post on my blog for more information!

    Love Katrien
    From bowsarecute.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow!I see mine!! :) Kotoshi mo yoroshiku Ebony chan!

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  12. So cute! Love the cards, especially the yellow, puzzle!

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  13. What a great tradition, and so wonderful the postman holds the mail until the 1st! Thank you for your super sweet comment on my blog, I hope you will share your summer goals, there's nothing I like more than being nosey about other peoples goals and resolutions. :D Love your blog forevs!
    x Kate

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  14. So adorable! I love the smiley bows.

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  15. what sweet little postmen in Japan! sounds wonderful x

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  16. Happy new year for you! And a happy weekend! Kisses from Uruguay.

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  17. Wow, what a happy surprise that I found my nengajo!! Thank you so muccchhh!!!!! And I enjoyed your beautiful and amazing nengajo collection including your lovely nengajo(again, it's super cute!!!)
    As you say, I love the tradition of nengajo very much too---! Not only nengajo but also like a christmas cards or other greeting cards, why it is always such a big pleasure to send a card or letter to someone and receive it too!!

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  18. How charming - I wish the U.S. would do this! Such fun and a real treat for the snail mail lovers among us. Happy New Year!

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  19. cute!

    love your blog - it's so colourful and fun :)

    xx

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