Would you like to add some FREE custom flair to your holiday card this season? I’m offering my 2016 Holiday Card, Winter Star, in custom printed sets of 10 drop-shipped directly to you by the printer! This allows you to include the message of your choice (use mine or write your own) and a photo inside at a lower cost than I’ve been able to provide in the past on holiday card sets.
Here’s the story of the design, followed by the simple instructions for ordering…
I created Winter Star from a photo of a deciduous holly, or winterberry, that I took in the Children’s Discovery Garden at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This is the second in my series of mandalas to celebrate traditional quilts and quilt patterns. Winter Star taps into the long tradition of including stars, especially large central stars, in quilt patterns. If you look carefully, you’ll see that I created the rays of my Winter Star using a shadow that had fallen over the leaf in the center of the photo. Borrowing from the tradition of including a red patch in the center of a log cabin quilt square, I’ve kindled a bright red fire of holly berries in the center of the mandala to represent a cozy home through the cold winter months.
This holiday card is approximately 5″ wide and 7″ tall (portrait orientation) and is printed on premium 100 lb. white matte paper. A white envelope is included. The original color photo and the story of the piece are printed on the back of the card.
This is a custom printed item, so you may choose the message I’ve written…May the warmth of the holiday season embrace and hold you…or you may provide a personalized sentiment. I also invite you to provide a digital photo to include inside the card. As soon as I receive your order, I’ll email you a confirmation and the instructions you’ll need to submit your message and photo. You will have the option of 3-day or 5-day shipping and I encourage you to place your order soon for the fastest service.
Please note the watermark shown in the photo does not appear on the printed card. This mandala holiday card is a Milkweed Rising exclusive and is printed from an original work of digital art created by Linda S. Gribko.