Life is an endless journey of letting go.
Do you remember a couple of posts ago when I told you I’m not a fan of Halloween. Well, let me tell you that Día de Muertos is one of my favorite festivities, and no, they are not the same thing. Before I met my husband I really didn’t understand what Día de Muertos was. I was actually a litlle scared of all the skulls and shrines. I thought it was something creepy and weird. Then the first November 1st we were living together he lit a candle, put out some flowers, tequila, water, and a photo of his brother. I was a little creeped out I’m not going to lie, but I asked him what was all that about. He took the time to explain this tradition to me. It completely changed my perception. Día de muertos (Day of the dead) is not creepy at all. It is actually a beautiful celebration of the lives of those who are not with us anymore. It is a day for them to come visit us, that is why we make their favorite foods, and drinks. Everything in the altar has a meaning and purpose. My mother in law celebrates for 4 whole days. On the 30th of October the people that have no more family alive come to visit. On the 31st is the day the kids come to visit, and on the 1st of November the adults come. They all stay until the last day which is the 2nd. Different areas of Mexico celebrate it in slightly different ways but they all keep the same essence.
We don’t celebrate this in Puerto Rico but since I moved to Mexico we have an altar every year with the photos of the people we love that are no longer with us. This year we will be adding two more photos. My little V is excited that her favorite uncle will come visit her on that day. She understands she will not be able to see him, but she’s happy he’ll be able to see her.
If you would like to know more about Día de Muertos, there is a lot of information on the internet. You can also watch Disney’s Coco movie. They actually did a great job showing what Día de Muertos is really about.
Caterina was born from all this amazing tradition and culture. She came way earlier than she was supposed to and we are not quite sure if she’ll return to the land of the dead. She just wants to be loved and doesn’t realize she’s not alive. She needs human contact just like any other baby. She’s full of joy and rarely cries. I don’t think she knows what Halloween is but she likes the little ghosts decorations and the Jack-O-Lanterns. That is why I made her a little ghost plushie as a traveling friend.
Baby Caterina is ready to find a new home and help you celebrate Día de muertos in your own way. She’s only 12 inches tall. Caterina is made of organic cotton interlock. She’s hand painted (not perfect because I’m not a painter) with black fabric paint. Her face is hand embroidered and has some wool blend felt accents. She’s filled with soft polyester stuffing. She has many soft sculpted accents on her body and face. She’s jointed on her elbows, shoulders, thighs, and knees. Her head is floppy like a real newborn baby’s. Caterina is not weighted since she’s all bones. She’s fun and easy to pose. She will go home with a handmade flower headband and her ghost traveling friend.
If you would like to see more photos of Caterina, you can do so by looking at her album.
Caterina’s adoption fee is 115 USDollars plus shipping. Shipping inside Mexico is free. Shipping everywhere else is 13 USDollars. There is now a new option for priority shipping, if you would like to add that please let me know, so I can get a quote for you.
If you’re ready to celebrate with Caterina and give her a loving home, make sure you comment on this post saying so. I will take entries for Caterina until tomorrow Friday August 28, 2020 at 4pm CDT. As usual if there is more than one entry I will draw a name.
By commenting you agree that you are 18 years or older. Please do not comment on behalf of someone else, that is just not fair for others. Once a family has been chosen I will send a PayPal invoice that is due upon receipt.
Caterina found a loving home.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about this magical baby girl. I hope you also take some time to learn more about this beautiful Mexican tradition.
Hoping you are all safe and healthy.
Read you soon.