Κόκκινη κλωστή δεμένη - (a short fairy tale)

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    Many years ago, when my grandmother was asked to tell us a fairy tale, she was always happy to oblige. Every tale started with the following charming words.
     
  • "κόκκινη κλωστή δεμένη, στην ανέμη τυλιγμένη, δώστης κλώτσο να γυρίσει, παραμύθι ν' αρχινίσει…"
    "red thread wrapped around a loom, give it a swift kick to spin & let the fairy tale begin…"
  • In a similar manner, this custom invitation is handmade from start to finish & tells the story of the couple (meeting & falling in love). The red thread is actually wrapped around the closed invitation and when unwrapped reveals the story inside. The thread stays tight with the envelope, thus implying a bond (continuation) of the fairy tale itself & real life stories. At the same time the invitation doubles as a guessing game, because in every panel there is a missing word that has to be filled in. Doing so, the story becomes complete & makes sense. Visually clues for the missing words, can easily be found in each of the illustrated folds.
  • "and they lived happily ever after"