Hello from “the land of kawaii and sugoi,” Japan! J-List is in full Christmas mode, packing and shipping hundreds of packages per day. Note that we recommend you order by Friday the 13th in order to ensure you get your packages in time for Christmas. What awesome products can J-List send you today during our big EMS shipping sale?
December is a very busy time in Japan, what with buying Christmas presents and other year-end gifts, planning that special romantic date on Christmas Eve and preparing for 大掃除 oh-souji, the year-end “big cleaning” that everyone does here. It’s also time to make 年賀状 nengajo, or New Year’s greeting cards, which are mailed during December and delivered to everyone on January 1st. While you can have nengajo printed professionally, it’s much more fun to make them yourself, and over the years the du joir method for doing this has evolved greatly, from wood blocks and rubber stamps to computer software that lets you choose from various clip art on CD-ROM. Now with the rise of スマホ sumaho (smartphones) you can create nengajo cards using apps on your iPhone or Android phone, which you can then print yourself or have printed professionally by companies like Fuji Film. 2014 is the Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac, and if you want to celebrate it in classic style we’ve got some fun products you should look at.
Make new year’s cards with your smartphone.