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I'm sorry for all the confusion. I just typed in "frakturs" with a "k" and got
loads more results. It seems it can be spelled either way. I did better using the
> Dear Leah,
> I have a great calligraphy project for you. Have the children make early
> American Fracturs. These are birth or wedding announcements done in calligraphy
> on parchment paper. We used the golden yellow parchment paper and burned the
> edges. You could also tear them and color them brown. The children made
> announcements about their own births or the birth of a sibling or a new
> baby-to-be. They made wedding announcements for their parents. Some even made
> birth announcements for their pets. They said things like: "On this day, the
> fourth of June, Joe So-and-So was born". There may be a website on fracturs.
> My lesson on fracturs was published in Susan Rodriguez' book "Culture Smart".
> They really were a hit with the parents, too.
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