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As a multi-racial Nikkei hapa kid growing up in Los Angeles, my sisters and I were happy to find kamifusen (Japanese word meaning "paper balloon") tucked into our Christmas stockings, Easter baskets, or brought out during family celebrations. Made from colorful glassine segments, they've become a symbol of fun, happiness, and celebration in my family.

This design was inspired as a happy way to celebrate birthdays and my Japanese culture with a little added color and merriment, and in celebration of AAPI joy.

▻ Illustration printed on 100 lb. cover stock paper
▻ A2 (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) blank note card with natural kraft envelope
▻ Packaged in biodegradable cello sleeve


♻ Lacelit cards come with a recycled envelope, are packaged in plant-based biodegradable cello sleeves to reduce plastic waste, shipped in recycled and recyclable mailers, and accompanied by repurposed materials.


All designs, photography and graphics are copyright registered and may not be reproduced, altered, or used without written permission from the artist. © Kimberly K. Taylor-Pestell / Lacelit

Birthday Kamifusen | Birthday Card

SKU: A2-108
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