Friday, February 26, 2010

The Purim Carve

stamp size 1.75" in diameter

Purim, which is this coming Sunday, is a festival of fun, costumes, children, carnivals, sweets and drama. It is the story of beautiful Esther, her humble uncle and their cruel adversary. It is a time to remember persecution and glorify the G-d who saves.

I carved this stamp a couple of years ago, I believe, for Purim. In our congregation, we hold a carnival for the kids that is quite a memorable occassion for children of all ages. We create booths of fun games for the kids to play and win small prizes or candy. Each child carries a little passport card with them as they make their way through the carnival and get it stamped at each booth. As you may have guessed, I carve the itty-bitty stamps that represent each booth. The kids love it!

the inside of a 2009 Purim Passport

I have been carving these little booth stamps for years now...can you tell which ones are earlier carves and which are later? lol!


Mama Cache said...

Have a wonderful time this weekend! The stamp is lovely -- so you!

(What does the Hebrew say?)

Hendel D'bu said...

It says Purim :-)

Hendel D'bu said...

And on the scroll, it says Megilla Esther, which is the Book of Esther.

Ari C'rona said...

Love it, and all the itty bitties!

Lookin' forward to yet another festival time, my friend!

What is it Tim always says... 'They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat!' :o)

Fluffy Cow said...

A stamp! What a great idea! I've been making Hamantachen and Ma'amoul all day, mmmm.

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