Make and send these attractive cards for Kwanzaa, a relatively new holiday honoring African American families, communities, and cultures.
Kwanzaa is a 7-day holiday primarily celebrated by African Americans. Kwanzaa means first fruits in Kiswahili, a language that many people speak in the eastern part of Africa. It is a time to reflect upon the past year and to celebrate one's African heritage. Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, but has many symbolic meanings connected with it.
Seven is an important number in Kwanzaa celebrations. There are seven symbols and seven principles connected to the seven nights. A candle is lit each night, when one of the symbols and principles are celebrated with family, food, and fun. Find out more about the meanings of the symbols (fruits of harvest, mat, unity cup, candle holder, candles, ears of corn, and gifts) and the principles (unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity, and faith). These ideas can be represented in greetings for family and friends.
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