Mandalas are highly decorative, symmetrical images, which have been used in spiritual traditions around the world and throughout the ages as a focal point in healing and meditation. They can be very complex - detailing an intricate religious symbolism based on representations of the cosmos. Or they can be inspirational in a simpler way, such as an image of a beautiful flower or a delicate snowflake. Each of the greetings cards in this kit is decorated with a striking black and white mandala outline - all you need to do is add the colour, for which 10 high-quality colouring pencils have been provided. To inspire and guide, the kit also contains a book, "Mandala Meditation", showing each of the mandalas fully coloured as well as a step-by-step meditation on each one and an introduction explaining what the different colours symbolize. Mandala-colouring can also encourage personal growth and artistic expression in children, and is an ideal activity for parents and children to do together. Plus, there is the added bonus of being able to send mandala messages to your loved ones at the end of the process, spreading the healing power of mandalas even further.