One has to follow a trend. With my new flyer I am doing just that.
The most highly coveted of ornamental plants, the delicate, exotic
and graceful orchid represents love, luxury, beauty and strength. In
ancient Greece, orchids were associated with virility. In fact, Greek
women believed that if the father of their unborn child ate large, new
orchid tubers, the baby would be a boy. If the mother ate small orchid
tubers, she would give birth to a girl.
During the Victorian era, orchid symbolism shifted to luxury, and today this sense of magnificence and artful splendor continues, with orchids representing rare and delicate beauty. The 14th wedding anniversary flower, pink orchids convey pure affection, and the popular cattelya orchid represents mature charm.
Well Christmas Eve is fast approaching and I was thinking about a creation of a flyer for this occasion. I live in Britain, but I am originally from Czech Republic.
We have bit different traditions to British. I have done one flyer with traditional British and one with Czech.
During Christmas Eve 24th December we eat fried carp with potato salad. I was trying to search for images, but sadly there are not many.
In this part of the world people once used to fast at Christmas. Later they started to cook meatless dishes, such as sweet porridge with dried fruit or various cakes, and later fish became the most common fasting meal. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country and the most common and affordable breed of fish is carp. This soft-finned fresh-water fish inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and feeds chiefly on vegetable matter.
In the Czech Republic carp is bred in artificial ponds mainly in South
Bohemia, and almost exclusively for the Christmas table. The price of
Christmas carp has gone up since last year owing to a relatively cool
summer, which meant that carp didn’t put on so much weight. The Czech
Republic also exported a considerable amount to Germany where in some
regions the tradition also exists. The most desirable weight of a carp
is 2.5 to 3 kilos, and a family of four will usually buy two fish.
Traditionally, the carp is sold in barrels on the street.
What you just heard was the sound of a carp thrashing about while being
weighed on scales and then being killed with a club. Men in rubber
aprons – these ones were standing around the corner from the radio
building – fish out the carp with a net and then weigh it and kill it
for you if you wish. It’s done very quickly and the carp’s head is
immediately cut of. It can be later used for cooking the soup together
with some of the entrails including soft and hard roe.
Some people, however, buy the fish live and keep it in their bathtub
until Christmas Eve, and then kill, scale and gut it themselves. Some
families, especially with little children, will buy a live carp, keep it
in the bathtub for a few days, and then go to a river or a pond in the
morning on December 24 and release it back into the wild. Then they cook
and eat a second carp – which someone else had killed for them. But
experts say it is not the best idea to release the carp into rivers and
streams, since the carp almost always dies soon afterwards.
After Christmas many Czechs keep one or two scales of the Christmas carp in their wallets, because they believe it will bring them good luck and lots of money in the new year.
In this post I am showing my ideas of music poster designs. Promoted activity is meant for clients of residential homes overcoming mental illnesses or dealing with problems in their lives.
Listening to music and/or having sing-alongs with seniors can trigger thoughts and memories that can help them heal. Often, seniors who struggle with dementia or other cognitive disorders have a very difficult time trying to find the words they want to use, or they may know the words but can’t remember how to use it in context. Music has a way of helping seniors in this category by triggering memories or recalling how certain words are used in context. They may hear a certain song and want to dance, even! Naturally, physical movement is important for overall health, so let them dance the night away!
Overall, music can play a vital role in helping seniors cope with loss and other stressors. Memory loss can be the most frustrating parts of facing dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, but music allows seniors to recognize a song and remember just where they were when they first heard it. Or, they may hear a song and instantly be drawn back to a certain event, such as their wedding or the birth of a child, etc.