L’Shanah Tovah! For those of you who don’t know, this holiday greeting, meaning a good year or have a good year is most recognized with the holiday Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holy Days in the fall season and is described in the Torah as a day of sounding the Shofar. The shofar is a Jewish horn which is made traditionally from a ram which is blown during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur at Jewish religion services. The Shofar was used in old times to announce the holiday season, to which the first sound of the season was heard on the first day of Tishri.
Rosh Hashanah begins Sunday evening, September 16, 2012 and ends on Tuesday evening, September 18, 2012. Just as the majority of us celebrate our New Year on December 31st, the Jewish religion celebrates their new year on the first two days of Tishrei. Rosh Hashanah is commonly described as a day of judgement. The holiday is most commonly celebrated with prayer services, religious poems, readings from the Mahzor and reciting of Bible verses. Rosh Hashanah is most commonly associated pictorially with symbolic foods, (like the apple), dipped in honey, along with the shofar, as we discussed above.
If you are celebrating the Rosh Hashanah holiday, this is the perfect time to rejuvenate, reflect and share the joys that the new year brings with family and friends. Begin your new year with a fresh start and send out a Jewish New Year greeting card or a Jewish New Year invitation to celebrate the new year.
Our Rosh Hashanah greeting cards feature a variety of designs to coordinate with this rejuvenating holiday, including may symbolic symbols of the Jewish holiday. Choose from classic Star of David, shaw and Menorah symbols or a classic pomegranate or apple design. If music is your favorite part of the holiday, choose a greeting card with a shofar instrument design or a pictorial of festive klezmers celebrating the season. We also have traditional designs featuring the city of Jerusalem, as well as the fruitful wishes tree. Whatever means the most to you about this holiday, we will help you express it to your recipients with our modern Rosh Hashanah cards.
My personal favorite Rosh Hashanah greeting card is the Apples and Honey apple card shown above, by Checkerboard. This amazing invitation is top fold with your holiday greeting built into the design of the apple, on the front and back of the card. Best part of the design? A real honey stick slides into the top of the card as a little gift for your holiday card recipient – what can be better that that?!
Check out a small preview of the amazing Rosh Hashanah cards we offer below and spread the word of reflection and rejuvenation as we step into the Jewish New Year!