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cranes in a breeze greetings card

One in a series of greetings cards designed by Caroline using inspiration from time spent living in Kobe, Japan. Taken from artwork created with hand carved stamps of iconic Japanese symbols.

The crane (translated as ‘tsuru’ in Japanese) is a national treasure in Japan and its symbolism is used in all forms of art, design and embellishment. The physical beauty of the crane and its longevity combine to give it an authoritative voice and optimistic meaning. One story that follows this theme is of a young girl who was diagnosed with leukemia following the WW2 atomic bomb in Hiroshima. She and her friends are said to have folded cranes from paper, hoping for peace and health.

Professionally printed on 300gsm
Laid white card stock
A6 sized (105 x 148mm)
Blank inside for your own message
Written description of design meaning included
Includes coordinating envelope and plastic sleeve
Posted in durable envelope

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