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Friday, January 27, 2017

Year of the Rooster Card

Happy Chinese New Year 
The year of the Rooster...

year of the rooster card front
Hello my friends:
Living in North California, and so close to San Francisco is no way that you can avoid this big celebration in Chinese culture, which is a festival following the lunar calendar.
The Chinese new year calendar is represented by 12 animals according the year on which you were born:
so if you were born in 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017…  you are then a Rooster.
Each Chinese zodiac year begins on Chinese New Year's Day. 

And it happens to be that... I am a Rooster, so here it is the card That I made for good luck and to be hang at the entrance of my  craft room ...

year of the rooster card front door

Note: taken From Wikipedia:
"The San Francisco Chinese New Year Festival and Parade is the oldest and largest event of its kind outside of Asia, and the largest Asian cultural event in North America.
[...] In 1849, with the discovery of gold and the ensuing California Gold Rush, over 50,000 people had come to San Francisco to seek their fortune or just a better way of life. Among those were many Chinese, who had come to work in the gold mines and on the railroad. By the 1860s, the residents of San Francisco's Chinatown were eager to share their culture with their fellow San Francisco residents who may have been unfamiliar with (or hostile towards) it. The organizers chose to showcase their culture by using a favorite American tradition – the parade. They invited a variety of other groups from the city to participate, and they marched down what today are Grant Avenue and Kearny Street carrying colorful flags, banners, lanterns, drums and firecrackers to drive away evil spirits. In San Francisco, over 100 units participate in the annual Chinese New Year Parade held since 1958. The parade is attended by some 500,000 people along with another 3 million TV viewers"

Close up of my door
The flowers are plastic decorations that can be removed form the door ...

year of the rooster card front door detail

and here it is hanging at my entrance;
red and gold are typical Chinese colors and supposedly the red is the color for this years' rooster  good luck...

year of the rooster card front door detail

During this time is customary to give away little red envelopes with money among the members of your family, have gift exchanges specially food items, the markets are full with decorations and food items to celebrate the new lunar year and here in the "Bay Area of San Francisco" is customary to go and see the Chinese parades and celebrations...we always celebrate by eating Chinese food and watching the parades...

a last  view of my door

year of the rooster card front door

I made more that one card and I am planning to give it to my "Rooster", friends!!!
Close up of the rooster die

year of the rooster card front door detail rooster

on one corner I placed some red flowers

year of the rooster card front door detail flowers

and on the other a Chinese coin with the year
with some metal corners that I got form my friend ATHENA, see her blog HERE

year of the rooster card front door detail year

last view

year of the rooster card front

I hope you enjoyed my card...
Thanks for the company
wishing you a lucky and prosperous New Year!



  1. Bonne année du coq alors, moi je suis serpent!!! lol ! Belle carte qui je le souhaite te portera chance tout au long de cette année! Bises Nadine

  2. Love all the texture, the flowers and chinese element plus your beautiful rooster. I am a rooster too. Happy Chinese New Year to you

  3. tres bonne année à nos amis Chinois, et bravo pour cette belle carte, bisous

  4. bonne année du coq a tous et bravo pour ta belle carte

  5. Comme c'est original et tellement une belle pensée !
    J'ai des problèmes à laisser des commentaires sur tes autres blogs. Aussitôt que je trouverai la solution, je commenterai ! Bisous !

  6. Wowza, your card totally rocks my world. So well done with so much texture. Making a gold rooster is very rich looking.

  7. Bonne année du Coq, ta carte ainsi parée d'or est superbe, bravo. Bises.

  8. Très belle carte! Bises

  9. Wonderful customs Love the rooster............Lis

  10. Ta carte est superbe Bibiana ! Bonne année du coq ! Bises

  11. Love the dies, such great detail on them and love the colors, lovely framing of the rooster also!! Love every detail.... Love that you decorate your door!

  12. encore de bien belles creas sur tes derniers post - un peu de retard alors je regroupe bisous - bonne année du coq

  13. en voilà une jolie carte !
    bonne année du coq à toi.


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