Little Jaeger 2.0 is now 5 months old. It’s time for me to get back to work. Or as my friend, Lexi, said, “Next year you’ll make fewer babies and more art.”
This is pretty much the only year ever that Hanukkah is falling on Thanksgiving day. So that Thursday evening will begin the second night of Hanukkah. That makes Hanukkah a bit of a fad this year.
That Hanukkah and Thanksgiving are aligning this year for pretty much the only time ever is amusing to me because my extended family has always celebrated Hanukkah on Thanksgiving. My brother even called our Hanukkah gift exchange “Thanksgiving presents,” which he usually wrapped on Thanksgiving day in the playroom of my parent’s house using construction paper he’d “borrowed” from me.
So at last, why not Thanksgivukkah? I made this card the other day though this is probably the only year anyone would ever consider buying it. Perhaps I’ll add candles to all the pumpkins for next year in case anyone else’s family also celebrates Hanukkah on Thanksgiving.
And because it’s a rainy day and my husband lost his job this week care of the government being shut down, it was really great to see that my design was picked as the Greeting Card Universe card design of the day. This is my second card to receive that honor.
The Hebrew on the table cloth reads, “Why is this night different from all other nights?” And the pumpkins have the letters from the dreidel (outside of Israel, of course). There are 9 pumpkins in the menorah but only 2 candles are lit as Thanksgiving night is the second night of Hanukkah.