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Many of the places that sell pysanka supplies also sell a variety of Ukrainian merchandise, so be sure to check out my Suppliers page for more listings!
All Things Ukrainian. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. "Unique Pysanky, Byzantine stained glass iconography and works of art imported straight from the Artisans of Ukraine." It is the owner's hope that his business will give the artists' work greater exposure, and allow these people to preserve these traditional art forms in Ukraine. He's doing what he can to help the people of Ukraine back on their feet economically.
Ann's Ukrainian Gifts. Support LearnPysanky.com by supporting the artist behind it! Lots of great gift ideas, from t-shirts to framed art tiles, featuring pysanky, traditional Ukrainian artwork, and novelty items! Includes the ever-popular "I love pysanky" line of merchandise. Secure online ordering and a 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Vyshyvanka, Inc. - a shop in Lviv that sells Ukrainian handmade gifts worldwide - embroidery, pipes, handcarved wood, and more!
Learn Ukrainian with Claritaslux's innovative new language software. Sounds like a cool way to learn, check it out!
BravoPysanka shop - sells lots of goods related to pysanky.
Folk Impressions - check out the Ukrainian section of Folk Impressions - they have lots of interesting Ukrainian greeting cards, scrapbooking materials, and more!
Ukrainian/Eastern European-related sites
Wikipedia has a great section on pysanky, with info on symbols, legends, traditions and more!
Papereggs.com is a "Fun, Safe, Family Friendly Paper Crafts Just for Kids!" There's lots of coloring book pysanky designs to print off for your kids to color, and many other Easter egg-related paper crafts available here. (See my own collection of pysanky coloring book pages here).
Always trying to remember when Eastern Easter is this year? Find this, and the dates for many other Eastern holy days, at this great site! Just fill in your current year, and let his program do the rest!
The Eastern Slovakia, Slovak and Carpatho-Rusyn Genealogy Research Page
The Ukrainian Language and Culture Home Page. A HUGE listing of links to information on just about everything to do with Ukraine (including culture, language, and travel).
InfoUkes Inc. - An extensive and varied Internet Information Resource about Ukraine and Ukrainians
The Carpathian Connection - An informative site for those researching ancestors from Eastern Europe, with a focus on the Carpathian Mountain regions.
Georgia Sawhook's blog. Discusses pysanky, food, and various other topics related to her life as a pastor's wife.
There is a popular group discussing pysanky currently. To subscribe, just go to the following link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Eggs-Pysanky/.
Ever wondered what the world's largest pysanka looks like? Wonder no more! It is located in Vegreville, Alberta, Canada.
Diane Nosella is a lecturer and teacher in Vancouver, BC, whose chief interest is Ukrainian embroidery. She is currently exploring the connection between the traditional color and symbolic motifs of Ukrainian embroidery and pysanky. For more information, please contact her at email@example.com.
A nice little site describing Lithuanian Easter eggs, mentions some Ukrainian history as well. Absolutely gorgeous photos showing samples. :)
The Ukrainian Information Project. Tons of detailed info on and photos of Ukraine, complete with its own search engine.
An Easter poem about the true meaning of Easter.
Read the children's web-based story The Adventurous Bunny and Easter Island.
EasterLinks.com - The world's biggest directory of Easter sites.
Holiday Insights - Tradition, fun, facts and more on many different holidays celebrated around the world.
101 Easter.com - Send Easter greeting cards, get some Easter recipes, learn some Easter history, and more.
Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival - If you like shellfish, you will LOVE this annual festival, one of the largest in Atlantic Canada. Held in September each year, it features gourmet & celebrity chefs serving up some of the best of the Island's shellfish delicacies, international chowder contests, oyster shucking contests, lots of great music and fun for all ages!
The Canadian Resource Page - This has TONS of info on Canada!!! From government services and info, news, facts & figures, and tourism to politics and history, you'll find this and more here!
Where is Nova Scotia? - A map of our region.
And what's the weather like? Here's the forecast, and here's what it is currently, country-wide. Don't forget, all temperatures are in °C! :)
Local News, from the Chronicle-Herald.
We have a beautiful province here! If you think you might like to visit, check out This is Nova Scotia: Canada's Seacoast, for tourist information. For tourism info on our capital, Halifax, visit: Halifax info, or Where Halifax: Shopping, Dining, Entertainment, & more. It contains detailed guides to all things interesting in Halifax!
An American's Guide to Canada - "These pages, written by an American who has been living in Canada since 1992, are intended to give Americans a better idea just what goes on in the Great White North". Good reading!
Pier 21 was the gateway for over a million immigrants, wartime evacuees, refugees and more entering Canada from 1921 to 1971. A wonderful website dedicated to this important National Historic Site in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The Halifax Explosion - a terrible disaster that struck the people of Halifax, Dartmouth, and surrounding areas on December 6, 1917. Learn more about the largest man-made explosion until Hiroshima.
arts & crafts sites
Aunt Annie's Craft Page. Craft fun for all ages with weekly updates. Join in the fun by sharing your favorite craft project in the Craft Exchange.
Allcrafts - Easter. Easter is a wonderful holiday for crafts! Try some fun free Easter Craft projects!
FreeKidsCrafts.com - Reprints of lots of great crafts for kids, free!
Trypillian.com. Want some inspiration for trypillian designs? You'll probably never find better than this site! Wow!
ArtistsInCanada.com. Visit ArtistsInCanada.com, a national directory of Canadian artists and art resources.
Art Gallery Worldwide. Their mission is to provide the best place for global trading of all kind of artwork. Lots of interesting links to look at!
Art That I Like. Fantasy art, 3d computer art, History of art, museum listings, art chats and forums, Christmas art, art supplies, digital art, religious art, animal art, online art courses. Add your website to their art database!
All Handmade Crafts and Decorated Eggs Art Gallery. MJ Crafts Design Studio features handmade crafts and jewelry, decorated eggs (Eggypiece Art Collection), and gifts. Funny and unique seasonal and theme-related crafts of mixed media.
A Storybook Life - Don't just dream about it - live the life of your dreams! A website full of creative living ideas, to help you live the good life - on the income you already have!
Kemp's Koops - a great source of information on all kinds of poultry and poultry-related topics.
Investigating Patterns - Symmetry and Tessellations. This is the set of links that are coordinated with the chapters and activities of Investigating Patterns: Symmetry and Tessellations, by Jill Britton (Grades 5-8).
ipl2.org a merging of the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians' Internet Index (LII) websites - "information you can trust".
Want to translate some text, or a whole website, from one language to another? Go Google!
A few causes close to my heart:
- Food banks in North America - Food Banks Canada - the voice of food banks in Canada, and America's Second Harvest - creating a hunger-free America.
- Ending Drunk Driving - Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a non-profit, grassroots organization that is committed to stopping impaired driving and supporting the victims of this violent crime. Canadian Chapter of MADD, American Chapter of MADD.
- Christmas Daddies The Christmas Daddies Telethon raises money for less fortunate children still at home with their families. Funds raised are contributed towards toys and gifts at Christmas, clothing, and food. Funds raised are returned to the community from which they originated and are distributed throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island by The Salvation Army. A really great cause, and very much a part of the holiday season here in the Maritimes.
Want to find more info on Ukrainian Easter eggs, food, music, and more? Try Amazon.com:
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