You're a Gem Birthday Card
Inspired by the Ralph Lauren Spring 2015 collection, Artist Amie Kieffer created this jewel necklace. The inside salutation reads "May the Holy Spirit shine upon you as you radiate His fruits. You're a gem!" While the jewels have fruits of the Holy Spirit on them. The back has the Scripture from Revelation 21: 10, 18-23 about the Heavenly Jerusalem with the radiance like a most rare jewel.
The Peacock has been a christian symbol of immortality since the days of the catacombs. This colorful peacock is an AK original. The inside salutation is the Scripture "The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face to shine upon you. The Lord be gracious unto you and give you peace." Numbers 4:24-26. The back of the card gives the history of the peacock symbolism in Christian art.
Go out into the deep with your next birthday card. This Dolphin card has depth of meaning and the colors are so vibrant and rich. Original watercolor by Amie Kieffer. The inspiration is the fact that the dolphin is an ancient symbol of Christ as rescuer, guide and friend. The back of the card includes a description from Mike Aquilina of Our Sunday Visitor along with an icon of Christ surrounded by 4 dolphins. The inside salutation is The classic Jeremiah 29:11-13 "For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord......"
Elijah and the Widow
Brighten the day of the generous woman in your life. Beautiful 5"x7" card for the friend, teacher, doctor, nurse, neighbor, Bible study leader, mom, admissions director - You name her. Inspired by the Scripture Story of Elijah and the widow from 1Kings 17:10-16. The cover reads "SHE GAVE everything UNTO THE LAST DROP" the inside continues "AND THE CRUSE OF OIL NEVER FAILED. May you continue to be filled with His grace, 'good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over into your lap.' Luke 6:38" Original sketch by artist Kate Kellar. Be a 'Barnabas' - which literally means a son of encouragement - and send this card to a friend.
Original artwork by Brenna Kielty - brings to life the relaxed style of the DIY woman surrounded by her latest ferments. Inside reads "Aging? Naturally fermenting. Now i can toast to that. Happy Birthday." Comes with gorgeous azalea envelope with a glittery accent. So fun!
Hobbit Birthday Card
Single card or set of 4 cards. Inspired by the shire, say Happy Birthday with the iconic circular green door. Gandolf greets you with the salutation on the inside "Now, that's what I'm Tolkien about!" Graphic design by Anne Sullivan. Sketch by Blake Van Oosbree.
Shades of Grace Birthday Card
"A lovely moment in the perfect shade of grace. Happy Birthday Lady!" is the salutation on the inside of this birthday card for women. The cover image was inspired by a charming story about the power of beauty in the book Captivating by Stasi Eldridge. The story is about a WWII soldier who is comforted by the endearing scene of a nurse and lipstick. The inside quotes Hans Urs Von Balthasar "Every experience of beauty points to eternity." The back of the card brings it all together with St. John Paul II's Letter to Women "Thank you, every woman, for the simple fact of being a woman! Through the insight which is so much a part of your womanhood you enrich the world's understanding and help to make human relations more honest and authentic."
Have a store of Salutare Birthday Cards on hand ready to brighten the mailbox of your friend or family member. Bundle includes 3 each of the Peacock, Dolphin and Gem Birthday cards. All artwork are original watercolors by MN artist Amie Kieffer. The cards are inspired by Christian symbols for eternal life, Christ and the Heavenly Jerusalem. These meaningful cards are explained on the back covers.