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Holy Cards Tell Ancient Story of Faith

Holy CardsSending Holy Cards is one way that Christians can help one another to regain a sense of heritage and continuity with those who went before. Holy cards first became popular as far back as the 15th century. Since then, images of Christ, the Blessed Mother, biblical characters and saints of the church have graced the cards making them a great way to keep the story of God’s work on earth a present matter of thought.

Holy Cards sometimes bear the images of biblical accounts. Cards depict scenes from the bible such as King David playing psalms upon a lyre, Jesus as the Good Shepherd, the Last Supper or the risen Christ appearing to Peter to ask him “Do you love Me?”

Other cards represent ancient saints of the church. St Anthony of Padua with the infant Jesus or St Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds are popular themes. Oftentimes, holy cards with icons of the saints include a brief biographical history of the saint on the inside. When they don’t, it is a great opportunity for the sender to enclose a little bit about the saint for the recipient to read. Think of it as curating church history.

Since church history is an ongoing tale, some Holy Cards have to do with more modern church figures such as Popes or even modern visitations like Our Lady of Korea. The story of the church extends back to the Garden of Eden when God first called men into fellowship with Himself, it became formalized when Jesus was raised and sent His Spirit to earth and it continues down to today through the lives of church leaders and individual members.

Sending Holy Cards is also a great way to pass along well-loved prayers of the saints. Many believers who went before us penned words of devotion and commitment that still find an echo in believing hearts today. It is also a great chance to remind one another of the creeds which guide us in faith and practice. Too many modern-day Christians don’t know the words to the Nicene Creed and the Apostle’s Creed – statements which have for centuries united Christians everywhere.

The Printery House invites you to take a look at their extensive selection of Holy Cards and icon reproductions. They would love to join with you in passing along the baton of faith and church history. Do something a little different. Do something a little more meaningful. The next time you want to send a card – send a Holy Card.

 

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Homemade Cards: Hand Lettering and Art Still in Style

Assorted Greeting CardsIn a world of text messages and email, getting an actual piece of mail in the mailbox has become even more precious. Cards can show up to make a Happy Birthday wish, console a hurting loved one, or just drop in to bring a smile. A card made by hand goes one step beyond in conveying your thoughts and emotions. You can say exactly what you want to say and in a way that is uniquely you.

Making a homemade card is a lot of fun once you get started. To begin with take some time and stroll through the office supply store or craft store. There you will find card stock in a variety of weights and colors. You might want to pick up several colors to find which you like the best.

Next, take a look at the stamps. You don’t have to stamp a pre-made message like Happy Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You or Get Well, but it can take off some of the pressure and allow your creativity to focus elsewhere. It’s up to you.

Women or girls on your list might really enjoy receiving a card embellished with a pressed flower, fancy buttons, patterned ribbon or glitter. Homemade cards make a great home for your broken or mismatched jewelry too. Use wire cutters to clip off the metal and just attach the pretty adornment to your card with glue.

You can personalize a card for men by mounting pictures of cars, trucks, fishing equipment and such on a background color and pasting it to the front of your card. Men might enjoy finding a tiny lure attached to a card. If you find a funny cartoon in a newspaper or magazine, why not save it and share it on a card? The possibilities are endless and it is loads of fun to look at the world as your own treasure hunt for new ideas.

Making a card by hand represents a personal investment. That is precisely what makes the cards at The Printery House so special. The Printery House cards are created, lettered, and printed on-site. The monks themselves create some of the original artwork and lettering, as well as a team of artists. These cards are made from the heart to help you share your faith and encourage others, and can be a beautiful memory to treasure for years to come.

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