Monday, October 13, 2014

Arabesque Card Set in Arabic and English

Last weekend I did the Shuruq Festival and after spending a day with customers I realized something: I get asked to pronounce quite a few of my cards.<br />
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I had dozens of people ask "how to do you say this" as they point to a card written in Arabic. I would patiently tell them it was "Eid Milad Sai'd." I would then get asked the same question by someone else shortly after.<br />
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I really don't mind saying Eid Milad Sai'd fifty times a day, I love sharing my language with anyone that asks.&nbsp; <br />
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However it got me thinking about all the people that don't ask. How sad that they walked away from my booth without knowing how to wish someone a happy birthday in a different language.<br />
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This problem bothered me before I realized a solution this weekend.&nbsp;I came up with these <a href="" target="_blank">Arabesque card&nbsp;sets</a>&nbsp;that have both the Arabic sentiment, a pronunciation, and the English word(s).<br />
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I'm using the same paper cardstock supplier that I used for my <a href="" target="_blank">Eid Money Envelopes</a> to make these five card set that&nbsp;includes these sentiments. Here is each card listed separately if you don't want the 5 card&nbsp;<a href="">set</a>:<br />
<li><a href="" target="_blank">happy birthday * eid milad sa'id * عيد ميلاد سعيد</a> </li>
<li>thank you * shukran * شكرا </li>
<li>blessed eid * eid mubarak * عيد مبارك‎ </li>
<li>love * hob * حـب </li>
<li><a href="" target="_blank">peace * salam * سلام</a> </li>
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But please don't make that stop you from asking how to pronounce anything!

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