Originating in the province of Dalarna, Sweden, the Dala Horse (Swedish Dalahäst) is a brightly painted wooden horse that has come to symbolize Sweden as a whole. Originally they were unpainted, but the Falun copper mine in the area produced a number of pigments, including the tomato-red that proved the most popular color for the horses. Later the fanciful saddle and designs were added in the popular style known as rosemåling (the Norwegian term) and kurbits (Swedish).
Do you remember the delight of the first snow? Some years it comes in October, while others not until December. Whether it’s just the first flurries one can catch on one’s tongue, or the first morning waking up and the world is blanketed in pristine white, there’s something magical about the first snowfall of the season.
Image is a print of an original color pencil drawing by Rachael Koppendrayer, printed on 100# cover.
Each card measures 5×7 inches, and is blank on the inside. Envelope is included.
106 Dala Horse: First Snow
Printed in USA