Purim Shpeel…just a little bit of crazy dress up fun

Purim and the Story of Esther (plus a fun freebie)

On Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th of March of this year we celebrate the Festival of Purim which is really, the re-telling of the Story of Esther from the Bible.

Esther was an incredibly strong woman who would do anything to keep her nation from being destroyed and she is held up as a prime example of the strength a Jewish woman, or frankly, any woman, holds. To celebrate this amazing woman, and her story, I have created the Purim Shpeel Digital Scrapbooking Kit found here. Whilst this kit is based on the story of Purim, it can also be used to highlight some really fun dress up/fancy dress photos that you may have to turn into family memories. As a bonus to this kit I have added a separate embellishment mini of Purim Shpeel Masks found here that can be used for any kind of memory making layout.

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How we celebrate Purim is that we go to the synagogue to listen to the story of Esther, which is called Megilat Esther... and every time the name of Haman, the evil, is mentioned, we make a huge noise with lots of different noise makers to drown out his name. We dress up in fancy dress and we exchange lolly (sweetie) bags with our friends and family and we usually make a donation to a charity in need as well.

The speciality food we eat over Purim is called Hamentaschen. They are named after the evil Haman in the shape of a tricorner hat and made of biscuit dough and filled with jam, chocolate, poppy seed or, if like me, you prefer the danish type Hamentschen that are more like a proper danish, filled with either custard or chocolate…yummmmm

Whilst both our kids were at school, only one left now, the other has graduated already, yikes, they both had so much fun coming up with crazy costumes and ideas on what fun to have during the Festival of Purim. Now, we have one at school and one overseas on her gap year so we will have to enjoy the boy and his dress ups up close and the girl through the magic of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp sending us through photos.

Speaking of Dress Ups, I have also created in conjunction with, but as a stand alone product as well, as set of fun templates that can be used for any kind of memory making layouts and you can find the Dress Ups Templates right here. These templates come in .psd, .png, .TIFF and PAGE formats for ease of use.

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You can have all three Purim Shpeel products in one collection as well found here

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All four products are available at 30% off all weekend until midnight Monday March 21, love the alliteration, lol

Here is some beautiful inspiration using these products created by some super talented ladies, enjoy

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layout created by yours truly…me…those are my two crazy kids

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layout by…ummm…. you guessed it… me again

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gorgeous layout by the magnificent Martina

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gorgeous layout by the super Susanna

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gorgeous layout by the amazing Andrea Rose

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gorgeous layout by the divine Debby

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gorgeous layouts by the lovely La’Shawn using Spring Blush Collection found here and the marvellous Molly using A Pirate’s Life Kit found here

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gorgeous layout by the engaging Erin using Under the Boardwalk Collection found here

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gorgeous layouts by the marvellous Michelle and the delightful Diane using Thankful For Collection found here

BONUS Free Gift For You. Click on the image to download and enjoy

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BONUS… for all NEW newsletter subscribers. Click on the image and automatically receive this Freebie upon completion of subscription.

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SPRING BLUSH IS STILL ON SALE AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES

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Spring Blush comes in five separate products, with Easter Blush being a sixth stand alone OR… wait for it… if you purchase the whole Collection found here, containing all four products, you will receive the Easter Blush Mini Kit for FREE! Awesome Sauce I say 😉

WE CHALLENGE YOU TO WIN $5 TO MY STORE

Starting this beginning of March we will be hosting a monthly challenge right here on my blog. All month you will have an opportunity to participate in the challenge and, at the end of each month, a winner will be chosen from all participants, to WIN a $5 Gift Certificate to my store, how good is THAT!  Head on over to the Challenge Page here to check out this months’ challenge… it’s a beauty.

Okay! That is it from me…finally, lol!

Hope you all have a wonderful week ahead with lots of memory making to be done.

As always, I would love to hear from you and see any and all memories you create with my Purim Shpeel set of products as with all my products.

Jo xx