The Lunar New Year is the first day of the lunisolar calendar. It is celebrated on the new moon that appears between January 21st and February 20th. China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, and South Korea all celebrate Lunar New Year with their own meaning and traditions. CONTINUE READING
The holidays are coming up and hopefully this year we’ll all be able to see family and friends. And while everyone is together, why not have a group jigsaw puzzle event?! Some people say that puzzling is not a group activity, but with a little creativity, even large groups can make puzzling together a fun game. CONTINUE READING
I’m a bit of a “cover junkie” when it comes to magazines, and when a magazine cover makes it onto a puzzle, I am here for it! Puzzles with magazine cover art have everything going for them … eye-catching images, interesting subject matter, and a bit of lettering. Of course this got me thinking about how many magazine cover shots were so good they deserved a puzzle! CONTINUE READING
I gotta say, staying at home for over 2 years has given me a serious case of WANDERLUST! And while we may not be back to ‘life as normal’ just yet, many of us are venturing out a bit, and a lot of us are downright longing for Exotic Travels. Of course our ability to think of places to GO, DO, and SEE often outpaces our ability to actually go, do, and see them. Fortunately, puzzles can fill in the gap. CONTINUE READING
I have news for you. It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! I know what you’re thinking. You like the way you puzzle. It’s comfortable. It works for you. But what if I told you that trying something different could rock your puzzle world?! Would you try it?! Yeah … I felt a little shy about it too. It was a revelation to me that there are different ways to puzzle. My usual way: dump the pieces on the table, turn them over, collect all the pink pieces, and get started!
This month I interviewed Anie Maltais, the owner and founder of JaCaRou Puzzles in Quebec, Canada! Join us for Part 1 of our interview as we talk about starting a puzzle company, creating puzzle art, and quitting your job right before a global pandemic. Note: This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity. CONTINUE READING
We need to talk about your situation. You have a rabid jigsaw puzzler in your life. And you want to buy them a puzzle for the next gift giving situation (5 stars, highly recommend), but you’re not sure where to start. Before we go any further, I’ll just put your mind at ease right now and answer the question that is on every gift giver’s mind. No, you can never get ‘too many’ puzzles for your jigsaw puzzle lover and no, they will never ‘get tired’ of receiving a puzzle as a gift. In fact, they will be absolutely delighted if you start celebrating International Jigsaw Puzzle Day every year by sending them a puzzle.