I have recently read that a survey has revealed that Christmas cards are losing their religious message. Traditional pictures such as Jesus in his manager, angels blowing trumpets over a stable, and three wise men following the star to Bethlehem are dying out beeing replaced by designs or jokes with little or no relevance to the Bible story and the true meaning of Christmas.
Let’ s try to redescover the magic of religious Christmas cards!
1. www.cardsdirect.com -I have seen here some classic Christian cards, focused on popular themes as: Christmas Faith Christmas card- delivered in a gold-lined envelope, Three Kings Christmas Card,-it features the three kings bringing gifts and it cames with an ecru envelope lined in gold, Red and Gold filigree Holiday card,Stained Glass Nativity Scene Card, The Virgin with Angels Christmas Card and many others.You can also personalize the cards with your message and all these have some unbeatable prices!
2.www.myexpression.com – You can find here papers and ca rds for every expression: for partys, weddings, business, holidays,graduation. I was impressed when I ‘ve noticed the variety of religious cards they were offering.The style used for the cards is simple, classic and discreet. The Christmas themes are represented throw the images: Embossed Angel Christmas Cards, Mary and Joseph with Child Holiday Cards, Christmas Blessings Holiday Cards, Gold Nativity Scene Scripture Christmas Cards, Festival of Lights Holiday Cards, Stained Glass Blessings Holiday Cards, Nativity in Ornate Frame Holiday Cards. The items are sold in a pack of 18 cards and 18 ecru gold-lined envelopes.
3.www.christianchristmascards.com -As the title suggest, the website is offering some unique Christian Christmas cards. The items are designed in a pleasant colourful style, with classic pictures .When I ve seen the cards I ve thought that I could use them to enjoy some childs,because even if the style is not so elegant, it can bring you a smile, for sure.
4.www.printeryhouse.org –There are some of the most beautiful images I have seen! The company is using papers that either contain recycled content or have been purchased from paper mills which practice responsible forestry stewardship.You can also imprint your name, text or signature! The images are great, you will for sure something suitable for everyone: Divine Night, A Christmas Prayer, a wonderful reproduction of Bugiardini’s "Virgin and Child with the Infant St. John the Baptist" from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. One of the the most interesting card inside texte sounds like this:
May the light of Christ’s birth
shine in our darkness
and fill us with renewed hope.
Bible Verse: John 12:46
I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.
5.www.religious-christmas-cards.com -You shouldn’t miss this great selection of Religious Theme Christian Christmas Cards that are available as blank cards or personalized cards. The design is wonderful, with Imprint Color Gold Ink and reproductions of some classic paintings :
"ADORATION OF THE SHEPHERDS" BY JEAN BAPTISTE MARIE PIERRE 1713-1789, "THE VIRGIN WITH ANGELS, 1900" WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREU (1825-1905), THE MADONNA AND CHILD -Corbis / Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld and many others.