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Alexandra’s Sunday Scrapbook – An Epiphany page

January 13, 2013

From Alexandra: “The celebration of the Epiphany is very important in France where i grew up. Come January, every bakery has an array of “galette des Rois” (=Kings’ Cakes) in which a little token called a “fève”, the size of a bean, is hidden inside the “frangipane”(=almond ganache). Whomever gets it is declared “King” or “Queen” for the day.  I’ve kept the tradition going and put a page together to illustrate the little celebration we had last Monday night with my husband and our 9 year old daughter. The picture I took turned out to be very dark so i had to find a way to brighten things up so to speak…”

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“I thought about using one of my favorite Penny Black stamps ☞ #40-076 nature’s best. It’s such a cheerful image! I fussy cut it and colored it with watercolor pencils. I added papers from the Madison Collection and a beautiful embossed white paper also from PB. I hope you’ll visit my blog for more info.

Penny Black_Epiphanie6and since I have preciously kept each fève since the age of 5, I thought it’d be fun to share a picture of my collection…

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Beckiev permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:40 am

    What a lovely tradition and wonderful representation!

  2. Val jones permalink
    January 13, 2013 12:49 am

    So important to keep up with traditions. Out here is a big celebration on 5th January when the Three Kings either ride or walk through the town or village distributing sweets and gifts. It’s beautiful.

    Val in Spain xxx

    • January 13, 2013 9:49 am

      Dear Val,

      Yes, The Epiphany is an even bigger deal in Spain than it is in France isn’t it?
      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and for sharing you perspective on the celebration 😉

  3. January 13, 2013 2:42 am

    Wonderful and lovely to see the fèves – I lived in France for a year (and visit often). My kids adored the Galettes des Rois – a really special memory for them. A lovely scrapbook page and I love the stamps you used. Thank you for sharing x

    • January 13, 2013 9:50 am

      Hi KK,

      Did you now? Where about? The kids love this tradition doesn’t matter where they’re from 😉

      Thank You for your comment…

  4. January 13, 2013 9:22 am

    Wow, what a fantastic tradition.

  5. January 13, 2013 2:49 pm

    Beautiful! Love the coloring and use of stamped images! Well done, Alexandra!

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