Friday, November 16, 2007

Korean Christmas Cards

Why is it whenever I go to our local Home Plus (like a Super Target), I end up buying things I didn't even know I wanted. They had put out a huge Christmas card display and I just couldn't pass it up. I wasn't going to send out cards this year, but as you can see, I changed my mind.

I love the one with the kids in the Hanboks.

Maybe I won't send any out and just keep them all for myself.

I was told that Christmas wasn't really a big holiday for Koreans. Hmmm, maybe they are feeling the
effects of the Western influence.

I really just want to frame these. I think the checkout lady thought I was crazy. She had to count
the number of cards I bought twice.


CreekHiker said...

Very cool Becky. I love the graphics!

Becky said...

Now I have to mail them. Oh no, another trip to the post office.

Helena said...

You should definitely keep some. I have a few that I got. Get doubles! There are some that are printed on flat sheets (mulberry paper?) instead of cards. Very frame-able.

What you've got here is kind of a double-marketing ploy--they're actually Sol Nal (lunar new year) cards. The hangul and hanja just say things like "happy new year." But by putting "Season's Greetings" in English, then the foreigners can use them as Christmas cards too.

(The red one is upside-down.)

Anonymous said...

wow! Those were very cool! Please tell me in more depth where you got them or where I might be able to acquire them also! Please e-mail me at Thanks a lot!

Christy said...

I wonder the same thing as well. I'm in Seoul for the first time for the holidays and would like to send out Christmas cards. Where did you buy these?

Becky said...

I bought them at Home Plus. You got to get them early because they sold pretty fast.

Eli said...

Could you tell me what the name of the company that makes the cards? Is there a company name on the box or on the back of them like American cards have "Hallmark" written on the back?
I am proud to be Korean....we are a very creative population who love color and designs that reflect our heritage in such a unique modern ways.

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