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meaning: congratulations

賀詞 == gashi == congratulations, greeting
年賀状 == nengajou == New Years Card

The top radical is add '(加), bottom radical is 'shell/money/valuable item' (貝). This character originally referred to adding one's congratulatory gift to other gifts. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Congratulations on adding to one's money.'

Stroke order from Josh's Chinese Lookup Thingy (animated)
Stroke order from Taka Kanji Database
Other info from Taka Kanji Database

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