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"Hronia Polla!" ("Many Happy Returns!")

When the New Year is close we Greeks wish our friends and neighbours "Chronia polla!" or, literally, "Many years". You may be more familiar with "Many happy returns."

I chose to symbolize the new year with this embroidery of a child and new moon signifying youthfulness and new hope. The Greek inscription, “hronia polla” is the traditional greeting given to others at the start of a new year.

I would like to wish years of blessings from Greece to the world!

I started working on children’s themes in 1998. A year later, I began a series of embroidered cards on Greek themes, including the ancient Greek ideals and landmarks in Greek history.

You will be able to find these elsewhere on my Web site.

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