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Christian Paintings: Think Outside the Box With Great Christian Wall Art

"As For Me" Framed Canvas Wall Art

“As For Me” Framed Canvas Wall Art

Got great walls? Got great faith? Adorn them and express them with Christian wall plaques, art work or paintings.

It’s trendier than ever to get creative with wall art, and today there are so many options for inspiring others who come to your home (or office) with your faith. You’re not limited anymore to traditional colors or the same list of traditional designs.

In fact, Christian paintings are all over Pinterest and other social media sites because there are so many colors and styles in which to share the message of God’s love. You might choose to buy a pre-painted canvas with a bold verbal message, such as a verse, or one with a collection of words that reflect popular verses when placed together.

You might also look for popular Christian wall art that ties in nature together with faith, such as birds as the focus and a scripture, such as: “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” If you like nature but birds aren’t really your interest, there are many choices that feature grand trees and timeless verses of comfort, such as “For I know the plans I have for you, to give you a hope and a purpose.”

If you like to think outside the box when it comes to Christian paintings, look for bold impressions of the face of Jesus or bold representations of the cross. As you explore your choices, you may notice that you can create this type of art by getting a blank canvas, some paint samples and delving into your own meaning behind your faith. Whether you create it or purchase it from great sources like The Printery House (a 60-year business with its own special story to tell) there’s no limit to what you can share with Christian paintings.

In fact, you may find that this type of faith-filled artwork is the perfect solution to all your gift needs throughout the year, from confirmation and baptisms to weddings and holidays. Choose a few that reflect simple messages of hope and love and keep them on hand – you may be surprised to see how many chances you have to inspire someone when you’re ready with the right message. Look today online at our beautiful Christian artwork, here at the Printery House, and choose a special piece to share the message of Christ.

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Five Myths About Wedding Gift Giving, and Ideas for Blessing a Marriage

Love One Another Wall Art

Love One Another Wall Art

A wedding is truly a sacred and meaningful event, and part of God’s plan according to the scripture “It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.” Although wedding styles have changed, ranging from destination weddings to large-scale formal affairs, one thing is true – you, as a guest, can take part in blessing a marriage with your support if it, your presence and a special gift you may give the couple.

While many couples may have a list of towels and cookware on a department store registry, you have an opportunity to give the bride and groom something they can treasure. Here are some points to consider the next time you’re searching for what to give a bride and groom:

1. Myth: I should find something expensive from their registry.
Fact: Many times, these gifts are either purchased by the bride and groom themselves with wedding money, or are added to the registry as a “maybe we’ll get it” kind of item. Don’t feel pressure to purchase based on the dollar amount. Instead, try a customized or personal gift like a special frame or devotional. Many times these are the gifts they’ll remember.

2. Myth: I have to bring a gift to the wedding.
Fact: There’s no gift requirement. In fact, a beautiful handwritten card or letter expressing your wishes for them might be just the thing. Try a card with a story, such as a religious greeting card from The Printery House, a monastery set in northwest Missouri. The cards are made on-site by monks and artists.

3. Myth: The gift, if I get one, has to be brought to the ceremony.
Fact: You can appropriately send a wedding gift for blessing a marriage up to six months (or more!) following the wedding. This might be a fun surprise, or a way to see which items the couple truly needs as they establish a home.

4. Myth: It’s impersonal to send a gift to them by mail.
Fact: More and more guests are ordering, paying and shipping right from their computer, and it’s easy for the couple to exchange or return if needed. It’s completely appropriate to send it from an online source, and you can find many personalized items, such as decorative wall art,available from online Christian stores that are specially-geared toward these occasions.

5. Myth: Wherever I get the gift, I should send something tangible.
Fact: Have you considered blessing a marriage using an act of service, such as preparing some freezer meals for the couple’s first months or offering some help with setting up their new home? These ideas and more will mean a lot to the couple and be something they are likely to remember.

Is there wedding shopping in your future? Check out the collection of faith-filled and inspiring gifts and cards from The Printery House. Every purchase goes to support the monastic work of Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery.

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How to Turn Christian Wall Plaques Into Art for Your Walls

The Irish Blessing Wall Plaque

The Irish Blessing Wall Plaque

No matter how many hours of HGTV you watch, you can still feel stumped when it comes to making your own home reflect your tastes in a way that looks great. Some people seem to have an innate sense of style, but for the majority – putting together rooms that look attractive yet livable is a bit daunting. It’s been said that your rooms will look unfinished until you clothe the walls with artwork, but often, knowing how to hang artwork is the biggest challenge of them all. Here are some design tips for how to properly hang wall art.

Start by Focusing on the Focal Point
Don’t feel overwhelmed by an entire room. Start with the room’s focal point. If the room has a fireplace, this is probably the spot. If the room has one large couch or sofa along the largest wall, then that is probably where everyone’s eye naturally heads.

Fireplaces are rather easy to manage. You can choose to either hang one large piece that is nearly the same size at the fireplace opening itself or you can combine an even number of smaller pieces in a tight grouping that will create the illusion of a single piece. Whenever you make a grouping, you need some shared element that will make individual pieces into a cohesive collection. It could be similar frames, similar colors in the artwork or even a similar theme – such as Christian wall plaques.

Play Around First
Before you start driving nails into your wall, it’s a good idea to lay your artwork on the floor to see which arrangement looks the most appealing to you. If you are creating a grouping, you might think about setting out a large sheet of butcher paper on the floor. Place your artwork in different configurations until you find the one that suits you. Trace around each piece and then tape the paper to the wall. Now there is no question where each piece belongs or where to drive the nails!

Tips to Keep in Mind
If you are hanging a grouping of Christian wall plaques behind the couch or a cluster of chairs, your set will look best if the grouping occupies 75 percent of the space behind the furniture. Also remember to hang pieces at a height where the center of a large piece or of the group will be at eye-level.

Tight groupings with an even number of pieces look nicest when frames have only two to three inches in between. If you want a looser grouping you can allow more space between pieces, but keep it less than six inches.

Asymmetrical Balance
Maybe you don’t have four, six or eight similar pieces. In that case, you can still put together a pleasing arrangement with an odd number of mixed pieces. For instance, you can center a wall shelf behind your sofa and flank it by two similar horizontal pieces. Space the pieces four to six inches apart for a balanced look.

Asymmetrical groupings of pieces dissimilar in size should be staggered so that the base of one picture does not match the top of another.

Your home is your space. It needs to feel comfortable and relaxing for you. And it should say something about you too. If you are a Christian, decorating your home with Christian wall plaques is one way to have your home reflect your heart. By following a few simple design rules, your collection of pieces can become art that finishes a room. Check out the variety of Christian wall plaques available at The Printery House today.

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Religious Gifts for Women

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Tree of Life Wall Cross

What do women want when it comes to religious gifts? Many are looking for something that’s unique, personal and also helps them share their faith.

Religious gifts for women can be interesting, memorable and fun. A book of devotions may sit on a shelf, and she may love the bible she’s already using and the notes she’s written herself in it, so it may be time to think outside the box. Instead, think of a decorative and inspiring wall plaque.

Maybe a candle set with a hint of scripture … or even a set of homemade soaps that smell terrific. All of these are options to help a woman celebrate a birthday, religious service anniversary, a wedding shower or as a “just because” gift that lets her know you value her faith and the way she lives it.

Another great idea for religious gifts for women is a wall cross or decorative cross, which have quickly come back into trends all across Christian and Catholic gift stores. New designs include the “Tree of Life” Wall Cross, the Dove of Peace Wall Cross or crosses with a new look of the ancient Celtic cross image. Each of these looks amazing in a home or office and convey in an artistic way that she’s a woman of faith.

If she likes to garden, consider a wall plaque that can be placed indoors or outdoors. Messages with inspiring words have become incredibly popular in flower beds along sidewalks, decks or gardens. This is something she can share and talk about when friends and family visit.

Is she a woman of faith who likes to send notes and letters? Stationary and note cards make great religious gifts for women. Simple designs with a cross or message of faith can suit so many occasions, and she will love having a great set of quality note cards and stationary handy.

Christmas in July: Everyone loves the Christmas and Advent season, so surprise her with a gift she’ll be thrilled to set out at the holidays. Candles and candle holders make a great choice. This is especially fun to give as a wedding shower gift for the couple to enjoy during the first Christmas together.

Who doesn’t love jewelry? A little bit of bling inspired with a faith message is an ideal gift. Try a three-piece bracelet set with a cross charm or a new take on a cross necklace. She’ll think of you each time she wears it.

One additional idea – try giving her a magazine subscription, such as Today’s Christian Woman or others that are inspiring to read and will be something she can look forward to getting. This can be a great complement and a surprise to accompany a candle or wall plaque.

Find great religious gifts for women at The Printery House, now in its 60th year of creating beautiful greeting cards and offering unique gifts to share your faith. Many cards are made with the help of monks who live at the adjoining Conception Abbey, so you’re sending more than just a card with your gift.

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