Sugar Skulls, ACEOs and Postcards

This week I posted the following on an Etsy Team Discussion board:

"Attack of the seasonal quilter.... I have a bunch of Sugar Skull ACEOs and Postcards to offer as altar cards people could write the names and memories of their beloved dead, unfortunately there is no way they could be mailed to arrive in time! So, now to put away until next year and list in August.... seems like a silly way to create inventory."

I decided to up load the images here for show and tell.

Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos
All Souls’ Day of the Catholic Church
Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl. In Brazil, Dia de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and, at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead loved ones. Similar observances occur elsewhere in Europe, and similarly themed celebrations appear in many Asian and African cultures.
Sugar Skulls
Clay molded sugar figures of angels, sheep and sugar skulls go back to the Colonial Period 18th century. Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skull art reflects the folk art style of big happy smiles, colorful icing and sparkly tin and glittery adornments.

Sugar Skull Altar Cards
Write the names of your Beloved Dead
Day of the Dead
Día de los Muertos
All Souls’ Day
Honor their memory.
Place on your altar or book shelf during
this time when the veil between the worlds
is thinnest!