Pastel shades convey sentiments of peace, sympathy and quiet reflection. Professional photographic images are always a popular choice for Christian Sympathy Cards, like this soft feather design with a quote from the Psalms. This white flower bouquet image, with contrasting foliage, is a peaceful image for those preferring a plainer card.
The white candles and pastel roses on this Final Profession Card is such a beautiful image conveying sweet serenity.
Why not stock up on all your greeting card needs and check out our range of non-Christian cards too? It will save you on postage costs if you usually buy online. We have quite a modern range that can rival any high street shop and many have ribbon detail and diamante embellishments to make them extra special!
This beautiful new baby girl card will melt your heart - what a cutie! We also have a range Pet Sympathy Cards, with many breeds illustrated with sentimental verses within watercolour borders. Those grieving the loss of a beloved pet will be touched by the sentiment of these lovely cards.
From contemporary to traditional designs, you will find a card for everyone in our UK Christian Cards Store, like this lovely watercolour bicycle design in our Christian Retirement Cards section. From bright and cheerful Christian Get Well Cards to Christian Sympathy Cards you will find all the cards you need for all your family and friends.
When our first business was set up in 2000, we wanted to add a special range of cards for the clergy that were befitting of such celebratory occasions, from Ordination to the Priesthood Cards to New Canon Appointment Cards, New Bishop Consecration Cards to New Deacon Cards. All of them were such momentous occasions in the life of a priest. The ceremonies, with all the colours and the gold embellishments from the embroidered vestments; the shining chalice and ciborium sparkling on the altar; all these images conveyed a picture of bright, sumptuous Christian celebration. We wanted to make some cards that conveyed that picture to us.
Christian Art has produced some of the most stunning images in art history. The earliest Christian books were known as manuscripts. The term ‘illumination’ comes from the Latin word for ‘lit up’ or ‘enlightened’, a reference to the use of bright ornamentation of gold and jewel-like colours. Many of the pages had embellished initial letters incorporating small paintings that were relevant to the page content.
We wanted to make a modern twist on this for some of our clergy cards, so although they certainly didn't have the finesse or artistic brilliance of those illuminated pages, the spirit of them was intended within the design. We used calligraphy Scripture quotes on painted backgrounds with foil blocking and gold ribbon embellishments. We soon became known as the go-to supplier for Clergy Cards, especially as we had such a large range. By producing such a varied selection, the priest would hopefully receive many different cards in celebration rather than about 20 of the same design!
We still see ourselves as Ordination Cards specialists today, although the worldwide lockdown has meant there have been no major celebrations of this kind taking place in the last 12 months. We have added more modern designs as the years have gone on, as there are younger priests entering the church and we will be going 'back to our roots', so to speak, and developing a new range with that same spirit we designed when we set up 21 years ago - how time certainly flies!
As we move forward with some normality, then we hope to see many more clergy celebrations taking place and the individuals being able to mark such special occasions, as they reflect on their continuing journey of faith.
If you are interested in art and the beauty of illuminated manuscripts, The British Library has one of the finest collections in the world. The video below, on The Making of Medieval Manuscripts presented by Dr Sally Dormer of the Victoria and Albert Museum, was presented by Gresham College. Their public lectures are made available for free download from their website. http://www.gresham.ac.uk