With his merry eyes and rosy cheeks peeking through the holly and ivy, he could easily be the greenman, coming to life. Or perhaps he is jolly old St. Nick himself, straight from the North Pole. Indeed, this "Spirit of Yule" art, by Anne Stokes, does such a skillful job of blending holiday traditions, that it's difficult to see where one ends and another begins.
Open the Spirit of Yule Card card, and you'll find more fanciful holiday art- a guardian dragon curled around a candle, with the words "Yuletide Greetings" above, surrounded by that same phrase in several other languages. The facing page reads, "With blessings of the season". Add your own message if you wish. Then slip the Christmas card into the coordinating envelope, and send it on its way. This earth-friendly card is printed on recycled paper using vegetable oil based inks. Cards are sold individually, wrapped in protective cellophane. They measure 6 3/4" by 4 3/4".
Who is the artist? This card is based on a work by the English artist Anne Stokes. Anne specializes in bringing fantasy subjects to life, whether they be fairies, dragons, unicorns, or completely new creatures drawn from her own imagination.
Is this a Christian Christmas card, or a pagan Yule card? Like all of our Yule cards, the "Spirit of Yule" card has some pagan elements (the greenman symbolism, and the evergreen boughs), as well as more mainstream imagery (that classic Santa Claus face). In short, it is likely to appeal to a wide range of your friends, no matter what beliefs and traditions they hold.
The holidays are over, but the card is too pretty to throw away! Keep it! Find an inexpensive 5" x 7" frame, and slide it in. This Christmas card will make a gorgeous mini-poster when you deck the halls next year.
The Cards are lovely & exactly what I wanted. They are high quality & were worth every penny spent on them.
Thanks to Bill at Gryphon's Moon, for a providing a great service with good communication.
Also a thumbs up for speedy deliver & well packaged goods!
Would highly recommend. :)
A review by Bruce
for Spirit of Yule Card
Liked the artwork and design. I can even send this to people who celebrate the "other holiday" and it will still work.
A review by Maryellen
for Spirit of Yule Card
It is so difficult to find quality Yule cards anywhere, either in the stores or on line. I am very pleased with this card. It was well worth the price, as I know the person I am sending it to will not only enjoy it, he will frame it as well. I also purchased several other cards to send to those special people who celebrate Yule also. Each and everyone was beautiful.
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