Samhain Mandala Greeting Card – Golden Mushrooms

$4.95

Samhain mandala art card with a somewhat creepy, but also whimsical, mushroom-in-the-deep-woods design. The original poem alludes to the meaning of Samhain as summer’s end and the return of departed ancestors at this time of year. The 5″ by 7″ card is printed on silky paper using high-quality inks. Price includes nice envelope and free shipping.

The interior message is customizable. Leave the interior blank or wish your recipient a Blessed Samhain (which is the default) or Happy Halloween in English or Gaelic.

Samhain or Halloween mandala art card features a woodland mushroom scene filled with gremlins, danger, and the orbs of departed loved ones come to protect and guide you through the coming cold months. The original poem printed below the artwork alludes to the meaning of Samhain, summer's end and the beginning of a new year in Celtic tradition. The art and poem are digitally printed using archival pigment inks on silky, bright white, acid-free paper, which is super smooth and takes gel, ballpoint, and other inks well. Folded card is 5" by 7" and comes with a beautifully made, bright white envelope. The photograph I used to create this mandala art is printed on the back of the card with the photo location. The card and envelope are packaged together in a plastic sleeve and mailed in a stiffened mailer.

Interior is customizable with five greeting choices. Wish your recipient a Blessed Samhain in English (default), leave the interior of the card blank, or wish your recipient a Happy Halloween in English, Scots Gaelic (Oidhche Shamhna shona dhut), or Irish Gaelic (Oíche Shamhna shona duit).

Framing. This Samhain art card is created using high-quality materials, such as might be used in a museum. The print is sharp, bright, and frameable. To protect the vibrancy of the artwork, I frame using UV glass or acrylic, and I recommend it. If you use plain glass or acrylic, make sure you hang this sweet, little piece and all your beautiful art away from direct sunlight.

About the Art. I created this piece, titled Samhain, from a photo of an Amarita mushroom against a mossy tree trunk in a leafy wood. The photo, taken very near my home near Morgantown, West Virginia, begged to be turned into a seasonal piece, complete with harvest moons, spirit lights, and gremlins lurking about to torment you during long winter nights. The Gaelic word Samhain means "summer's end." In Celtic tradition, the observance of Samhain marked the end of harvest season and the beginning of a new year. The blessings of a Blessed Samhain were, and still are, carried by departed loved ones, come back to protect and guide you through a traditionally difficult time of year when the weather becomes bone-chilling and food becomes scarce. The gremlins here might look like strange brown moths and wide-mouthed nightjars, but are more likely anxiety, fear, and other tricks of the mind. Pay them no heed and enjoy the coming quiet months.

Additional information

Weight 0.0375 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 7 × .05 in
Interior Message

Blessed Samhain (default), Happy Halloween, Scottish Gaelic, Irish Gaelic, Blank

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Linda Gribko is an avid gardener, naturalist, author, artist, and photographer living just outside Morgantown, West Virginia, on a one-acre property she calls Yellow Bird's Rest. She's been gardening since the age of three, when she was put to work plucking rocks from the family vegetable patch, and was gifted her first growlight set-up at the age of eight. Linda is best known for her wildflower photography and the digital mandala art she creates from her nature photos, but is also a mixed media artist and published author. Her quirky first novel, "Giving Voice to Dawn", was published in November 2016 and was followed up with "The Lion's Apprentice" in June 2020. The series follows the magical romp of a woman plucked by the Universe from the cubicles of Corporate America and dropped into the crease between "this world and that" where Spirit Animals carry messages, disembodied voices spout wisdom, and you never know who might show up to walk you back home.

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