My previous years' card illustrations!


Christmas Card 2015:
"Be lifted up" design
it reads:
"Jesus said, 'If and when I am lifted up on the cross, I will draw all people to Myself.'" -John 12:32
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Christmas Card 2014:


"Dark to light" design
it reads:
"The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived where death casts its shadow,
a Light has shined: because of the heart of tender mercy and loving-kindness of our God."

ref. Matthew 4:16, Isaiah 9:2, Luke 1:78

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Christmas Card 2013:


 "Acorn- great things" design
It reads: "Great things once were small things", with Isaiah 11:5,10 written around the border.
inside reads:  "In Christ Jesus lie hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." -Colossians 2:3,7 NLT
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Christmas Card 2012:  Ten years of cards!
In this, my tenth year, I included little things from each of my past cards!
(find them all in the previous card designs below)
it reads: "so all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect
the glory of the Lord." 2Corinthians 3:18a
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Christmas Card 2011:
"Small things" design
inside: "Merry Christmas from our small home to yours"
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Christmas Card 2010:

Gingerbread man design:
Includes the Scripture: "He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8
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Christmas Card 2009:
drummer boy design
outside: Then He smiled at me;  pa rum pum pum pum;  Me and my drum
inside: Our finest gifts we bring;  to lay before the King
Merry Christmas! (pa rum pum pum pum)

and "The Lord God says, 'those who honor me I will honor...'" -1Sam2:30
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Christmas Card 2008:








Stocking design:



inside: "Hoping your Christmas is stuffed with sweet surprises."
and
"Reverence for the Lord is pure, lasting forever.
The laws of the Lord are true; each one is fair.
They are more desirable than gold, even the finest gold.
They are sweeter than honey, even honey
dripping from the comb.
~Psalm 19:9-10"

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Christmas Card 2007:
Snowman design
inside reads:
"Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden You shall make me to know wisdom. Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow...Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me."  -Psalm 119:18
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Christmas Card 2006:






Deer and ornament design



inside:  "Merry Christmas! Let us behold the wonders of God"
and "Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Your law." Psalm 119:18




Christmas Card 2005:




Cookie design:



inside:

"This year, may you have faith like a child."
Merry Christmas!

plus 
1Corinthians 13:10-13, NLT





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Christmas Card 2004:
Chipmunk design
front:

"May your Christmas be filled..."

inside:
"...with all the desires of your heart. Merry Christmas!One thing have I desired of the Lord,
that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days
of my life, to behold the delight of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
~Psalm 27:4"





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  Christmas Card 2003:














Nativity design

front:

"So humble a scene
..."inside:
"...for such a great and mighty God.
Let us look to the Reason for this
Season; He humbled himself so we
could be lifted up.
Have this attitude in yourselves which was also
in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in
the form of God, did not regard equality with
God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself,
taking the form of a servant, in that He became
like men and was born a human being.
Being found in appearance as a man, He
humbled Himself further by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
~Philippians 2:5-8
"





EXTRAS, made in 2006:
3 original designs, made from recycled bits of Christmas cards:
"You have made known to me the ways of life; You shall make me full of joy with your countenance. --Acts2:28
Merry Christmas!"
detail:
"The Lord is my Portion, says my soul; therefore will I hope in Him. --Lamentations 3:24
Merry Christmas!"
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"You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. --Isaiah 26:3
Merry Christmas!"
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