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Catholic Graduation Cards: They Have Come a Long Way

Blessings on Your Graduation Day
Blessings on Your Graduation Day

Thinking about grabbing a stack of generic graduation cards on your way out of the supermarket? Think again. You should know that religious greeting cards have come a long way, a very long way, in terms of styles, design and faith-based messages.

Even more important, this is a unique time of life for any graduate and a unique opportunity to share your faith and your encouragement in a special way. Many grads save their cards for years to come, so it’s worth an extra minute to find Catholic graduation cards (or religious graduation cards) that really do inspire for the long-haul.

What Are Some of the Changes You Can Expect in Today’s Graduation Card Designs?

1. Color – big and bold. Many religious greeting cards today are going bold with bright colors and textures, stepping outside the zone of basic pastels you may have purchased in years past.

2. Simple but powerful messages of faith. When you buy cards online at places like The Printery House, you’ll find new uses of scripture and faith verses that are straightforward but meaningful. You can also find more traditional verses, which have their own classic kind of style.

3. A variety of graduations can be celebrated with faith-based cards. Consider children too, such as Kindergarten graduation, or even 8 grade. Consider a friend or family member who has worked hard behind the scenes to finish an online degree. Consider the college grad that is going onward for a second degree; they sometimes get overlooked. You may also want to consider a child’s graduation into a new age level at their Sunday School class or program as a reason to share a card and celebrate. Don’t forget occupational graduation events too, such as nursing or veterinarian programs.

There’s a good chance that when graduation season hits full swing, you’ll realize you forgot someone … so sit back at home and select a handful of inspiring graduation cards. Set aside a few evening hours to think about each person and the journey they’ve completed. This might be just as rewarding for you as it is for the receiver.

Skip the rush at the store. Choose a hand-designed, unique and encouraging Catholic graduation card from The Printery House. For more than 60 years, the monks and artists at Conception Abbey have created their own designs and lettering, and all the cards are made on-site in their own print shop. Now that’s a great story itself to share as you help a friend or loved one celebrate their next milestone.

Graduation Cards 1
Blessings on Your Graduation Day
Graduation Cards 1
Blessings on Your Graduation Day

Religious Gifts for Women: Housewarming Gifts They Will Love

Hand-crafted soaps like Spring Rain and Cedarwood are sold by the Printery House and made by Monastery Scents, a business owned by the Benedictine Sisters in Clyde, MO. The soaps are rich, fragrant handcrafted bars made from natural ingredients; a bit of Holy Water and a prayer is added for you.

Spring and summer can be exciting times of transition and new beginnings.

Kids graduating from high school will move into college. Kids graduating from college will move into their own apartment. Job transfers often occur over the spring and summer so that kids can start in the new school the following fall.

What that means is that there will be plenty of opportunities to help friends and loved ones get settled into their new homes over the next few months. Housewarming parties are a time-honored way to share in the joy of a new dwelling place. In days gone by, the practice of housewarming was intensely practical as visitors would bring firewood to literally warm the home. Today, it is an opportunity to fill the new home with loved ones, laughter and well wishes.

Symbolic housewarming gifts might include a pineapple or any article emblazoned with a pineapple, since this fruit is said to symbolize welcome. Gifts of bread and salt symbolize abundant supply and are practical food gifts to enjoy. Green plants are also symbolic of life and vitality and make special housewarming gifts. Periwinkle in particular is thought to symbolize long and happy married life. Garden gifts also make terrific housewarming offerings. Garden plaques and planters give a new home the look of an established home.

Religious gifts for women suitable for housewarmings can take many forms. Faith-based artwork for the walls makes a nice welcoming gift. Wall crosses, framed house blessings, and other framed Christian prints usually find a ready spot in the new home. Other religious gifts for women on this occasion include devotional books and CDs of Christian music. Write a personal inscription and the date on the back of your gift and it will always be remembered as part of the welcome.

Whether you choose a practical gift, a symbolic gift, or religious gifts for women, the important thing is to not wait too long to pay a call and take a special housewarming present to say welcome. If there is not an official party, then a visit within the first eight weeks is considered best. When you get ready to go, take a look at The Printery House where you are sure to find many special gift ideas that will help to convey all of your good wishes.