Thursday, 25 November 2010

No Robins on logs, Snowmen or Stagecoaches in the snow!


I am talking about Christmas cards, of course, and,  in Fr J's sermon last Sunday he stated, quite rightly, that unless a card featured the infant Christ, it was not, in fact, a Christmas card. In recent years we have seen a massive shift away from featuring any religious symbolism on Christmas cards with the result that all too many young people now do not associate Christmas with the coming of Christ; in fact, to them, it is not a religious feast at all - it is just a good chance to party and receive gifts...what's Jesus Christ got to do with it?


I know that I am preaching to the converted but the message is loud and clear, keep the Nativity scene on your cards.
Well designed cards are available from SPUC Aid to the Church in Need or, for something really exclusive, from Daniel Mitsui



  1. It appears to be a monochrome illustration of a stained glass panel from the west front of Chartres Cathedral!

  2. I agree with your sentiments about Christmas cards and the way we have "modernised" Christmas over the years. Thanx for the links.

    And one more thing ... looking at your top card above makes me wonder. How did they speed like that through the countryside in those days, when today a couple of millimetres of snow blocks the motorways? No grit ... some people!!! (Thinks ... clever pun there ... grit!!!).

    God bless.

  3. Patricius, I am sure you are right but it comes from Daniel Mitsui's range of Christmas cards, I guess the inspiration may have come from Chartres.

    Victor, thank you. I like your grit reference but I suspect it is more a case of artist's licence!