Shana Tova

A do it yourself happiness project.

Rosh HaShana and the days until Yom Kippur are high energy and high anxiety for some of us. Ultimately we want our friends, relatives-  and ourselves- to have a happy, worry free, healthy, peaceful, year.  I adapted some blessings wishing for those exact things, wrote them in Hebrew and English, and designed a pop-up New Year’s card that you can make yourself.

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Start by printing the picture below on an 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper: We’ll call it ” Model 1″

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Fold the sheet in half lengthwise.

P1090425Take your page and cut along the solid line through both halves of the paper. DO NOT cut through that blank space in the centre of the half circle near the words “without any”.P1090427Now you have cut the shape of a pomegranate.

Fold the page in half widthwise. The message “Shana Tova u’Metukah” (in Hebrew) will be on one side and all the text will be on the other.

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Fold the page as shown above.
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Pull the pomegranate gently towards you.  The pomegranate should extend out and the rest of the card folds in the opposite way. Does that make sense? So, below you can see all the steps.And here is the ultimate greeting!P1090432..

P1090442So get out the honey cake and a cup of tea, print up a couple of pages from “Model 1” and with just a pair of scissors a piece of paper and some patience you can wow your friends and impress your family with a 3-D card! Have a wonderful New Year! Good wishes from me and my family!

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  1. This is amazing, Laya! I’ve printed it off and will show my students what you did! You are so creative!

    Shayne

    Mrs. Shayne Train, OCT Curriculum Leader, Technology, Visual Art Professional Development Committee Tiferes Bais Yaakov High School computermorah@yahoo.ca ________________________________

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    • Thanks so much Shayne. I’m glad you enjoyed it and are sharing it with your students. I hope they have a good time, learn a new skill, and share the message of love, joy and health for the New Year with their friends and relatives!
      Shana Tova!

  2. nice idea! Shana Tova and Gmar Hatima Tova.
    Atara

  3. Debra

    Pure genius, Laya. You never cease to amaze me! Shana Tovah.

  4. Gwen

    i JUST DID IT!!! THAT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL LAYA, THANK YOU. I’M GOING TO SHARE THIS WITH MY SISTERS OVER TEA AND HONEY CAKE.
    May you and your loved ones be sealed for a good year!

    • I’m glad you made it! Between designing the card and posting the idea one never knows if it’s going to be utilized. You made my day! (as well as the card). Have a wonderful time with your sisters and a good fast that will take you into the New Year.

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