A Christmas Prayer
Choosing the year’s Christmas greeting card is a fun and meaningful decision – especially when there are so many choices. Some families like quaint cards and some like those with a cute design. Others decide based on the text and prefer artwork that is understated. Whichever kind you like best, Catholic Christmas cards from The Printery House have just the right look and message for you. Here is a sample of what you’ll find online at The Printery House.
Unique Miracle of Christmas Collection
The Miracle of Christmas cards boast a muted black and white winter photo on the outside along with a bible verse and contemplative prayer on the inside. The cards are handmade and composed by the monks of Conception Abbey making them truly unique.
Spirit of Christmas Assortment
With a more colorful and contemporary look, the Spirit of Christmas cards will appeal to those looking for specific messaging. Bright, modern artwork from artists, including the renowned author/illustrator Tomie dePaola combine with prayers for current issues like good stewardship of the earth and peace to reign in the world.
Classic Catholic Christmas cards feature lovely works of traditional art, some taken from the Beuronesem murals in the Abbey itself. The tried and true images of the nativity are like miniature paintings matched with the timeless words of Scripture.
Good Form for Form Letters
Once you’ve chosen your cards, your next decision is whether or not to compose a letter to be included in the cards. Here are a few tips if you decide on a family newsletter.
1. Begin with a cheerful word. Something like “We love connecting with family and friends at this time of year! Or, Blessings of the Season from our home to yours!” Begin your letter on a joyful note.
2. Less really is more. If your letter is too long people will set it aside to be read later and may never actually get to it. Be brief and only mention a few highlights from the year.
3. Write simply and clearly. Your goal is communication and highlights of the year.
4. Family letters are probably not appropriate for business associates. Try organizing your card list according to: family, friends, business, other (social clubs, neighbors, church etc.)
5. Fewer photos is a good thing. Focus on one or two good pictures that really highlight your family.
Form letters save you time, but they can’t replace personal words. Even large group letters need a line or two written in your own hand to the recipients. Browse through our Catholic Christmas cards online and choose a design that suits your family’s personality. Then, form letter or not, find a few personal words to share. At The Printery House we offer cards that can help you connect with friends and family this Christmas season.