La Catrina

La Catrina is often referred to as Mexico’s Grand Dame of Death. She presides over the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead (in Spanish called Día de los Muertos), an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones.

This is a wild pop-up card! The cover features an elaborately decorated sugar skull surrounded by marigolds and Mexican tin work inlaid with roses, mariachi guitar, candles, incense, bread, and water.

Open the card to La Catrina, a tall, elegantly attired female skeleton sporting a grinning skull with an extravagantly plumed hat on top. Catrina is the Mexican Grim Reaper, the Dapper Skeleton. She symbolizes the joy of life in the face of its inevitable end. The Day of the Dead is a celebration of life, not death.