Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Card: 2006

This year, instead of hunting for a vintage Christmas card to cannibalize, I followed the Composer's brilliant suggestion. Our dear friend and neighbor Phyllis had painted a pair of paintings celebrating Advent and hung them up in church at the beginning of December. With her permission, we photographed one and turned it into our Christmas card:

I especially like the way the brown X-shapes repeat each other.
The other painting is just as wonderful and perhaps it will stand in in 2007!


Anonymous said...

Ok, I understand the "Star of David" because I am Messianic Jewish....but what is the symbol below.....:-) Cheryl

Anonymous said...

I rewrote this because I don't know if it went thru. I am pretty sure it is Catholic. I used to be Catholic and it was on all the priest garments. I have never seen it in my Presby. church.

Anonymous said...

It is a "chi-ro" symbol, the first two letters of Christ in Greek.

Anonymous said...

Laura is right, it's a "chi rho" symbol (the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ: X-P); in this painting it's superimposed above a stylized manger.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much. Now I know! I thought it was Greek, but I wasn't sure.

I forgot to mention that I thought it was very pretty too. Sorry about that.

Shalom to all of you!!!! May God bless you and your loved ones with His Peace! :-)

Kendra said...

Anna, I love your blog - it is such a nice place to visit during the quiet moments at my house. What a lovely card - you neighbor is quite talented!
So, exactly how does one 'cannibalize' a vintage Christmas card?

Anna said...


You can read about last year's card here:

Yes, Phyllis is talented--she also teaches classical ballet and bakes professionally!

Kendra said...

Oh - what a wonderful idea! You're last year's card was so pretty. It really saddens me that it is now so difficult to find such a simple, pretty Christmas card. I too, usually end up making our own.

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