“Christmas” in Chinese is, of course, 圣诞节, but in the spirit of my previous Character Creations, I’ve created two new single characters that mean “Christmas.”
Character Notes: some radicals in the creations above were chosen for semantic reasons, but many elements were chosen for purely visual purposes. In some cases I purposely shunned a more obvious option (such as 木 for “tree” or 星 for “star”) because they didn’t have the visual effect I wanted. In the case of 光, it not only looks more like a traditional star-shape than 星, but it has Biblical meaning as well.
Other Christmas fun on Sinosplice:
- Chinese Christmas Song Album [direct download]
- Ding Ding Dong: Hakka Jingle Bells [direct download]
- Christmas Classics in Cantonese
- All Christmas posts
Have a very merry Christmas, everyone!