What an exciting addition to my store. I am so excited to offer this soft and cuddly Sugar Skull Blanket and help celebrate this wonderful Mexican tradition. I love the way the bright colored skulls look on the jet black background. It will be offered with one of the "Bella" fabrics, but please feel free to contact me with any other color requests. Minky manufacturers are now able to print anything on Minky fabric without loosing ANY of its softness. In fact, sometimes the printing process makes it even softer.
Choose one of the "Bella" Colors for the back side and I will put it together with the "Sugar Skulls" print on the front side of the blanket. (See pictures above to see and example of the color combination.)
Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls History:
Day of the Dead is an interesting holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico during the chilly days of November 1 & 2. Even though this coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul’s & All Saint’s Day, the indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honoring their deceased loved ones. They believe that the gates of heaven are opened at midnight on October 31, and the spirits of all deceased children (angelitos) are allowed to reunite with their families for 24 hours. On November 2, the spirits of the adults come down to enjoy the festivities that are prepared for them.
Sugar skulls represented a departed soul, had the name written on the forehead and was placed on the home ofrenda or gravestone to honor the return of a particular spirit. Sugar skulls are labor intensive and made in very small batches in the homes of sugar skull makers.