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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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Mother’s Day Card Ideas to Say You Are Special

Mothers Day CardsThere are very few people in life who will influence you as greatly as your mother. Occasionally a teacher will have convinced you that you could do more than you thought you could. A coach might have taught you valuable lessons in self-discipline and perseverance. Professional mentors may have given you guidance and advice that helped to direct your career. But mom is the one who has been there from the start and who you can trust to be there at the end and everywhere in between.

Thankfully, there is one day set aside each year for telling moms how much we appreciate them. Mother’s Day usually includes treating mom to a day off from cooking, maybe a gift of some sort, but certainly a greeting card. There are many cards from which to choose and yet, finding one that blends the right art and the right message can mean standing for good portions of time in the card aisle. To speed along the process here are some Mother’s Day card ideas to keep in mind:

Praise her for something specific

The best Mother’s Day card ideas are those which find something concrete for which to thank or praise mom. Gratitude that is vaguely expressed is hard to hold onto. Tell your mom what you appreciate in so many words.

You can thank your mom for modeling a life of faith for you. Proverbs 31 says “a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

You can use a religious greeting card to thank her for a lifetime of teaching you about what the Bible says, and how it applies to everyday situations. A mother who obeys the charge of Deuteronomy 6 “keep the words that I am commanding you…recite them to your children and talk about them…” is a mother to be greatly appreciated for her faithfulness.

You can tell mom how her love has impacted you. Many times, a mother loves when everyone else but God forgets. Tell her how she has embodied 1 Corinthians 13 “and now faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Do remember all the moms in your life

Your own mother has had the greatest impact on you, but other moms affect your life too. If you are married, your mother-in-law deserves some credit for the wonderful spouse you enjoy. Grandmothers are moms to several generations and deserve recognition found in a religious greeting card. Spiritual mothers, women who have influenced your spiritual life, also will be encouraged by your words of thanks and praise.

At The Printery House you can find cards to match all of these Mother’s Day card ideas. Cards with lovely artwork and scriptural messages help you tell mom exactly why she
is so special in your life. Boxed card sets make it easy to remember all the special mothers in your life … and shopping online means you don’t have to spend hours in the store! Send a card from The Printery House this year.

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