Oh star of wonder, star of night, star with royal beauty bright. You can almost hear the deep voices of Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar singing as they follow the Star of Bethlehem, bearing gifts, to give homage to the new born King. The star leads the Wise Men to the manger where they find Mary, Joseph, and the baby lying in the manger. Mary is kneeling at Jesus’ side while Joseph, ever the protector, watches over them. Surrounded by sheep, the true Lamb of God sleeps peacefully as angels herald the Good News. This beautiful scene shares the wonder of Christmas with all who see it.
This religious Christmas card, design #368CX, appropriately titled Golden Magi Peaceful Christmas Card and exquisitely designed by John T. Lewis, is a golden vision of the Magi’s visit to the Holy Family. A small, but classic nativity scene embossed with gold foil – not glitzy gold, but royal gold, befitting a King – and made of heavy buff colored paper stock. A gold border regally frames the image and highlights the star above the manger. The midnight blue sky, dotted with stars, helps to make the gold pop off the page. The words “Peace on Earth,” in beautiful script remind us of the meaning of this first Christmas.
If you’re looking to purchase bucolic personalized Christmas cards, design #143CS, A Christmas Celebration Holiday Card, is a beautiful card for any and all country lovers. This is an updated Currier and Ives type of a card designed by one of our very own artists. Anyone who loves winter in the country is going to love this artwork done by Robert VanSteinburg. It really makes you feel like you are there; riding in the horse drawn sleigh and hearing those Christmas jingle bells as the horses gallop along the country road. You can almost feel the cold air as it rushes by your face, and the snowflakes as they land on your cheeks and eyelashes.
The artwork used for this card is a hand painted watercolor piece, lending itself to a very soft and peaceful scene. It also has beautiful silver foil snowflakes falling in the background, which gives it a touch of rich sparkle. The name of the card is very fitting name because it speaks of a happy family enjoying a wonderful crisp winter day and the celebration of a beautiful Christmas holiday season.
My children are grown and gone, but I still want to go into that toy shoppe featured on design 157CW, Holiday Toy Shoppe Christmas Card, and buy toys galore! I mean, just look at the inviting striped awning and peppermint stick frame. The wreaths on the second floor windows are probably hiding all the elves who are working hard making toys. If that isn’t quaint enough, the bows on the gaslights and gaily trimmed snow-covered trees guarding the store are sure to elicit that old time Holiday spirit many of us remember and everyone wishes will be with them at this wonderful time of year.
The unique feature of this personalized Christmas cards design is that it will appeal to the old and the young. Children will immediately identify with the wonderful holiday decorations, and the words “Toy Shoppe” alone will be enough to spark their imaginations. As for the adults, the design will amuse all of them, but those in the “senior” category will remember the days when little shoppes like the one on this card were sprinkled throughout the towns and cities of their childhoods.
As the owner of a company that deals in public relations, I am always aware of making sure to treat people fairly when I am trying to get my message across. When it comes each year to sending out business Christmas cards, I try to be especially sensitive not to ruffle anyone’s feathers by sending out the wrong type of holiday cards. That is why I was so happy to receive a sample from The Gallery Collection of design #528CS, Frosted Wreath Season’s Greetings Card.
This holiday card design is published on white, thick matte paper with “Season’s Greetings” printed in a clean-looking, cursive font in a bright, classy-looking silver foil. The wreath – which is raised – contains wonderful detail that can be felt by running one’s fingers over the card itself. In addition, the colors used on the wreath’s details (blue, red, green and silver) are spectacular. Selecting which imprint color to use for the inside of this holiday greeting card will be quite a challenge since all the colors featured on the wreath will look good.
Usually when it comes to selecting a holiday card, I wrack my brain each year because I am an indecisive person when it comes to deciding which holiday greeting to send out. This year, I will have no such problem; thanks to The Gallery Collection and design #528CS, my mind is made up!
If you’re into winter scenes holiday cards, design # 402CS, Winter Sparkle Holiday Card, is one of many designs from The Gallery Collection that will definitely suit your needs. This design features a creek in the middle of a forest where the trees have been completely covered in snow. The small ripples in the river make it appear as though it is still flowing and you can almost imagine a baby deer walking up to take a refreshing drink of water. The sparkling dots on the card give the appearance that snow has once again just begun to fall, and when the light reflects on them, it gives the appearance of many different rainbows.
This design is featured on white stock paper and the different shades of blue can be perfectly matched with blue or black ink or even with silver foil imprinting. This is a great Christmas card that anyone would be happy to include on their desk, mantel, or even scrapbook to look back on the great holiday seasons of the past.
Design #584CS, Winter Frolic from All of Us Holiday Card, is a festive way of saying Season’s Greetings to just about anyone. This design features four penguins dancing carelessly in the snow. They are wearing red reindeer antler hats and have rosy red cheeks. Santa Claus is featured center stage wearing his typical garb we have come to know and love – his red and white hat and coat along with his signature black boots. The green mittens that are occupying his hands help to bring your attention to the snowflakes that are gently falling all around them. The snow is highlighted with silver foil that reflects the full color spectrum. The words “Season’s Greetings from all of us,” which are written in bold red ink, seem to pop off the white stock paper.
The card comes with a white envelope that is lined in silver foil and is available in the seal fast envelopes. Design #584CS is the perfect Season’s Greetings holiday cards to send to friends, family, and those special clients you could never do without.