Notecards Combo Set D: set of 10 cards of one image + 10 envelopes
Need a way to let faraway friends know you’re thinking of them? Use the cards in this combined set of 10 notecards, featuring 5 compelling photos submitted to the International Calendar Project.
Combo Set D
Two of each of the following five notecards, and ten envelopes:
· Nepal landscape: Lo-Manthang, Mustang district of northern Nepal: At 15,000 feet in the Himalayas lies the Tibetan kingdom of Lo-Manthang, in the Mustang district of northern Nepal. The current king, King Jigme, is the 25th monarch in a line that dates back to the 14th century. In the 15th and 16th centuries, the salt trade made Mustang a highly prosperous kingdom. Today, just outside the city gate are fields of barley, mustard, wheat, and buckwheat. The surrounding mountains hold magnificent monasteries with red-robed monks, bell-shaped chortens, or religious shrines, and caves rich with ancient Tibetan Buddhist paintings. Photo © 2011 Susan Caster; featured in the 2015 International Calendar
· Ecuador hats: Salasca, Ecuador: On December 31, Ecuadorans celebrate Anjo Viejo—the Old Year—by making life-size figures dressed in old clothes, stuffed with sawdust, and topped with papier-mâché. At midnight, the figures, many of whom represent unpopular politicians, are piled together and burned, symbolizing the end of the old year and the beginning of the new.
The next day, the first of January, the people of Salasca gather at the church for the New Year’s mass. The celebration then continues outside in the plaza with music and dancing. Everyone wears their traditional clothing, including these hats, which are worn by men and women alike. Photo © 2010 Lisa Benitez; 2010 International Calendar cover
· India prayer flags: Sikkim, India: This card includes a recipe for Indian Chai Tea—along with space for writing. Photo © Diana Ridga; the International Calendar Project
· Kyrgyzstan: Sovetskoe, Kyrgyzstan: It was an autumn afternoon towards the end of my Peace Corps training. I had recently made apple crisp for my host family, and my Chong Apa, or grandmother, wanted me to teach her how to make it. I’d promised to come over with my cinnamon and oatmeal. As I stepped out of my gate, I was stopped in my tracks by the stunning light on the vast expanse of open fields, with Ala Toh, or the Holy Mountains, for a backdrop. It was an overwhelming sight, but there was no loneliness. I had a basket of apples, a house full of people, and two years of service waiting for me just down the road. Photo © 2004 Kathryn Hulick Gargolinski; featured in the 2007 International Calendar
· Peru Sacred Valley: The Sacred Valley of Peru: Framed by the towering cloud-covered Andes Mountains, a dirt road meanders along the green pastures of El Valle Sagrado, the Sacred Valley. This fertile rolling highland, home to Machu Picchu and Cusco, is the former capital of the Inca empire and later of the Spanish colonialists. Stretching more than sixty kilometers, the Sacred Valley encompasses the imperial history of ancient Peru and is nature at its most beautiful. Photo © 2016 Mark Safran; featured in the 2017 International Calendar
Cards are blank inside—except for India, which includes a recipe for Indian Chai Tea, as well as space for writing.
Size: each card in this set measures 6¼ x 3½”.