5 Greeks You Should Know About
By Giuliana Harris
As Pascha approaches, this edition of 5 Greeks features a few items that are fitting for the season. Whether you are looking for a gift for a loved one or want to treat yourself, below are a few great ideas!
Happy Easter Koulourakia Cards by Cartoules Press: These beautiful cards are hand lettered/hand drawn and printed by a letterpress! With the traditional Red Egg and Καλό Πάσχα message, this is the perfect card to share an Easter message with. Adding to the darling detail, are the various koulourakia designs at the bottom of the card. In a day where email takes precedent, who wouldn’t love a hand-made, letterpress printed card arriving in their mailbox at home? Visit Cartoules Press’ official website cartoulespress.com and select “Shop,” then “Holiday.” Photo courtesy of Cartoules Press.
Tsoureki by Glyká-Sweets: To fill your tummy, Glyká-Sweets has perfectly braided tsourekia available for purchase. On a personal note, upon tasting their tsoureki, my father said it tastes just like my YiaYia’s. In the Greek Culture, we all know that is one of the highest of compliments! Special touches include the Red Egg, almonds, mastica, and mahlepi. To order yours, visit Glyká-Sweets’ official website glykasweets.com and click “Products,” then “Breads/Rusks.” Photo Courtesy of Glyká-Sweets.
Seven Day Easter Candles by Dahlia Weddings and Baptisms: With a fantastic attention to detail and design, Dahlia Weddings and Baptisms has lovely Easter Candles available for the Easter season. Variations include prayer ropes, Icons, Icon bracelets, and more. The color scheme of the candles show case the colors of Spring. Visit Dahlia Weddings and Baptisms official website www.dahliaweddingsandbaptisms.com and select “Easter.” Photo Courtesy of Dahlia Weddings and Baptisms.
Christos Anesti Towel by My Greek Home: Sharing the message of Pascha, My Greek Home, has kitchen towels reading Christos Anesti. This is a great item to have on display during the season, with its flowing, declarative script. Of special note, this towel is hand-crafted and 100% cotton. For more information, visit My Greek Home’s official website mygreekhome.net and click “Holidays,” then “Pascha.” Photo Courtesy of My Greek Home.
“Faith” Byzantine Cross Easter Candle by Irene Erika: This particular Easter Candle is part of a collection, Lambada For a Cause, by designer Irene Erika. Irene Erika has partnered with Xamogelo Tou Paidiou, a non-profit organization in Athens, Greece that assists children. With this partnership, 20% of the proceeds of the Lamabadas for a Cause collection goes directly to Xamogelo Tou Paidiou. With gorgeous and intricate designs, this candle is a best-seller and has a beautiful 24K gold plated cross. For the rest of the collection, visit Irene Erika’s official website ireneerika.com and click Easter Candles. Photo Courtesy of Irene Erika.
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