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So Much to Celebrate! 14 Hanukkah and 7 Kwanzaa Cards for MogHughson's Postal System

by Rosawyn Posted 2nd Jan 2018 at 9:37 PM - Updated 2nd Jan 2018 at 9:20 PM by Rosawyn
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One thing I noticed early on in my adventures using MogHughson's amazing Postal System mod was that certain categories did not have any available cards! I searched and even posted a WCIF, but apparently there are no additional cards lurking stealthily in hidden corners of the internet, so I decided to make some of my own. It's been a long and sometimes frustrating journey, but I've finally got my first two groups ready. In case anyone's sims celebrate Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, I bring you a few cards they can send each other for those holidays.

I edited the stamps on Mog's templates to remove the ornaments from the trees, so now they're just simple little evergreen trees. I felt that was more suitable for holidays that are not Christmas.

In order to use these cards you will of course need Mog's greeting card rack placed on a lot with a working cash register. The rack costs $500 and can be found in Shopping->Miscellaneous in the community lot catalog and Miscellaneous->Miscellaneous in the residential lot catalog. Once you have the rack set up, you'll need to send your sim to that lot and direct them to buy a box of Hanukkah or Kwanzaa cards then bring that box home and place it on a surface (though the floor does work). Sims also need a desk or table with a chair so they can sit and write. A box of cards cost $30 and each box contains 10 cards, which works out to $3 per card. If your sim has a lot of friends celebrating a given holiday, you might wish to have them purchase multiple boxes while at the store to avoid having to make multiple trips. You can have a sim write several cards at a time, but make sure the sim who wrote the cards is the same one who puts the stack of completed cards in the mailbox! (I learned this the hard way; sims can and will plagiarize each other's cards, given the chance!)

You can find more information on the cards, how to use them, and even how to make your own (and of course download the original mod!) in MogHughson's thread.

Clip Art Credits:

Jewish Menorah Hanukkah clip art by mr william mitchelle: link
Hanukkah clip art by Leslie Crafter: link
Clip Art Illustration of Two Dreidels by Pamela Perry: link
Sufganiyah clip art by OpenClipart-Vectors: link
Hanukkah Clip Art - Gifts, Gelt, and Dreidels by Jan Snow: link
Hanukkah Clip Art - Gold Menorah by Jan Snow: link
Boy with Menorah clip art by classroomclipart.com: link
Chanukah_07 clip art by classroomclipart.com: link
Menorah clipart by ClipartPanda.com: link
Blue dreidels clip art by Cliparts Zone: link
Multicolored dreidels clip art by Cliparts Zone: link
Dreidels and cookies clip art by Cliparts Zone: link
Gold Menorah clip art by Cliparts Zone: link
Boy lighting menorah clip art by unknown

Kwanzaa clip art by Phillip Martin: link
Corn clip art by Audrey Langlois: link
Kwanzaa Celebration clip art by Caratti: link
Kwanzaa Candles 3 colouring page by Christa: link
Kwanzaa Worksheet by PediaStaff: link
Kwanzaa Coloring Page by Coloring Pages 4 Kidz: link
Celebrating Kwanzaa with drums clip art by fg-a.com: link

The greetings are all cobbled together from existing Hanukkah and Kwanzaa greetings I found by Googling.

Additional Credits:
MogHughson for the original postal system mod, the templates, and the helpful instructions!
gdayars for extremely appreciated help with GUIDs!
Michelle for the black wood recolour of the Sculpture Wall Stand.
The creators of SimPE, IrfanView, and MS Paint.
Various wonderful people who have written many helpful tutorials.
My husband who's helped me every step of the way, especially figuring out both SimPE and IrfanView.
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Rosawyn_Hanukkah-Cards.rar | Description: 14 Hanukkah Cards 1.29 MB 162 2nd Jan 2018
Rosawyn_Kwanzaa-Cards.rar | Description: 7 Kwanzaa Cards 688.2 KB 136 2nd Jan 2018

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Postal System for the Sims - Greetings Cards by MogHughson
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