Friday, 30 December 2016

Cleaning Time

Last week I showed Inge Löök's fun loving elves so this week its the fun loving aunties turn although things don't seem to be going too well.  One turns to look at the clock, yikes look at the time!  Are they cleaning ready for Christmas; the Finnish tradition is  that the 9th December (St Anne's Day) is when baking, cleaning and brewing starts. The aunties will have left it until the last minute and everything has to be finished by 21st December (St Thomas's Day) but the clock is ticking the minutes away, will they be ready?  The auntie on the left looks fed up with it all, she has had enough.  The big feast of the year in Finland is on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day is for relaxation and simpler meals. But for 'Postcards for the Weekend' purposes lets imagine it is New Year's Eve, another big celebration, and as the clock says 10 it means they have only a little time left to be ready for their visitors and wish them Hyvää uutta vuotta - Happy New Year.  Wishing you all health and happiness in 2017.
 

Postcards for the Weekend theme - Time/Clock -  check what time it is at Connections to the World  Linky Party.

5 comments:

John Edwards said...

That was really interesting - thanks!

John's Island said...

Hi Joy, What a neat card! Smiles all around on that one! Thanks for the background as well. It has been a pleasure to find your blog in 2016 and I'm looking forward to more in 2017. Hyvää uutta vuotta!!! Best regards from Seattle!

Maria said...

Hi Joy, thanks for sharing the background of this card. I also read about the "cleaning" from my Finnish penpal's letter. I'm so grateful for all the postcards you've shared for the linky and the lovely comments you've left in my page for 2016. I wish to continuously have your participation in 2017!

Heleen said...

What a delightful postcard! I've seen many Inge Löök postcards but this one is new to me. And your explanation about these St Anne and St Thomas days and accompnying traditions in Finland makes it complete, thank you!

Eva A. said...

Funny postcard!
I love Inge Löök illustrations.