Saturday, January 22, 2011
Sõbrapäev (Estonia's "Valentine's Day"): Celebrating Friendship Day
Being a card, invitation, and event program cover designer, I am intrigued by how various cultures celebrate holidays. In a previous post, I mentioned that Finnish folks celebrate Valentine's Day on February 14th as Friendship Day, and call it Ystävänpäivä. Recently I've learned that folks in Estonia, also celebrate February 14th as a day to honor friendships, and it is known as Sõbrapäev. As I said in my post on Ystävänpäivä,"celebrating friendship is a wonderful thing to do" at any time, and I suggest one good way to do this is by sending a card to special people in your life. Valentine's Day might be a good place to start. I have a lovely selection of cards that are perfect for this but they are not the "traditional" red and pink hearts. Many of my cards subjects are nature based which is a beautiful way to extend your thoughts of appreciating others. You can view some of them in the video presentation on Vimeo by clicking here.