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Celebrate the Resurrection, March 27, 2016!

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resurrection easter greeting cardsDear friends,

The celebrations of Passover and our Lord’s Resurrection are fast approaching!  How do you celebrate it?

Of course we celebrate His risen life all year long, but it is a joy to focus on it in a special way with the entire body of Christ worldwide!  All over the globe we lift our hands high and worship the One Who redeemed us from the grave and gave us new life in Him!  Praise to Jesus, the Christ, our Messiah!

I’ll never forget my first Resurrection Celebration as a believer. I was born again on Maundy Thursday. Celebrating the Resurrection just a few days later was thrilling!

Every year now we sing the hymns – Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Christ Arose, Crown Him with Many Crowns, He Lives, Thine is the Glory, The Day of Resurrection, Rejoice the Lord is King.  We sing with joy, even and especially if we are going through difficult times.

To the left are the images of our Resurrection Collection of 4 cards (to the left). You may purchase them as a Collection or individually. You may also find them on our website – click here.

Enjoy your celebration and wave your banners high!

Beth Ann

Great Faithfulness – Our 2 Newest Cards

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Dear friends,
I’d like to tell you about our two newest cards, Great Faithfulness and Great Faithfulness cross-stitch. To see enlarged views of these cards, you can scroll to the bottom of the website page after you click here.

Great FaithfulnessThe text on the back of these two cards is from the book of Lamentations 3:21-26:
This I recall to my mind, therefore I have hope.
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,
His mercies never come to an end.
They are new every morning;
Great is Thy faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I have hope in Him.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
to those who seek Him.
It is good that he waits silently
for the salvation of the Lord.

The book of Lamentations is a lament attributed to Jeremiah the Prophet of the Lord and written from exile after the fall of Jerusalem to Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. It is a beautiful poem with raw emotions and reflections of the beautiful city that was destroyed due to its gross, repeated transgressions and rebellion against God.

Lamentations 3:19-20 reads, “Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Surely my soul remembers and is bowed down within me.” In the midst of the prophet’s grief, he then remembers… he recalls the steadfast love of the Lord that never ceases. The passages on the back of these two cards capture together the reflections of the painful past with hope in God.

2,700 years later, in this difficult, uncertain time, evil goes beyond what our minds can fathom. Our hearts faint with news of more and more atrocities, but God is our Anchor. When we shake, He is the Rock beneath our feet; when we fear, He is our Fortress; when “all around our soul gives way,” He gives us the eternal hope of His presence. Great is His faithfulness!

Revelation 21:1-4, the vision of John on the Isle of Patmos, records our hope:
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He will dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself will be among them, and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

Our eyes are on You, Lord Jesus! You are our Hope!

God bless you,
Beth Ann

Our Christmas Collection

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Dear friends,

Our Christmas Collection celebrates the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Christmas1Each card is a special gift, since the cards are large and vibrant. Also, the entire Collection of four cards is a perfect gift if you want to send more than a card. Please call us at (614) 664-9547 if you want us to wrap a white fabric bow around the Collection, include a personal note, and mail the package for you.

Flower Girl Greetings Christmas cards are our only cards that have a greeting on the inside. Please keep reading for the details of each Christmas card:

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Adore HimInside greeting: May you know the depth of His love for you at Christmas and always!

This card is a photograph of my nativity with the words, “O come let us adore Him” on the front. It includes the carol O Come All Ye Faithful on the back, along with the story of my nativity.

Brightness of His gloryInside greeting: God bless you with His love and peace at Christmas and always!
The front of the cards says, “He is the image of the invisible God.”
The back of the card includes Hebrews 1:1-2 and Colossians 1:15-16 as follows:

Hebrews 1:1-2 – “God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers by the prophets at many times and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son whom He appointed heir of all things and through whom also He made the worlds. And He is the brightness of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power.”

Colossians 1:15-16 – “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers – all things were created by Him and for Him.

He cameInside greeting: …and His light changed the world forever! God bless you with His love and light at Christmas and always!

This card includes Micah 5:2, Luke 2:4-7, and Titus 3:4-7 on the back as follows:

Micah 5:2 – But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, from you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

Luke 2:4-7 – And Joseph also went up from Galilee out of the city of Nazareth into Judea to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, who was great with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Titus 3:4-7 – But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of our righteous deeds, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit whom He poured out upon us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

RedeemerInside greeting: May you know the depth of His love for you at Christmas and in the new year!
The front of the cards says, “I know that my Redeemer lives”
The back of the card includes Job 19:25 and Luke 1:68 on the back as follows:

Job 19:25 – For I know that my Redeemer lives and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth.
Luke 1:68 – Blessed be the Lord God of Israel for He has visited us and accomplished redemption for His people.

Our Thanksgiving Collection

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Thanksgiving1Dear friends,

Each card in Thanksgiving Collection can be used as a greeting for Thanksgiving Day or to express thanks to someone who has blessed us with their kindness throughout the year.

The entire Thanksgiving Collection of four cards is also a beautiful gift if you want to send more than a card. You may call us at (614) 664-9547 if you want us to wrap a white fabric bow around the Collection, include a personal note, and send the Collection for you.

Thanksgiving2Here are the details of the four cards included in this Collection:

Grateful praise – The design on this card is an oil painting that I painted in the outdoors. The mustard yellow words on the front are, “Lord of all to Thee we raise, this our hymn of grateful praise!” The card also includes two stanzas from the hymn For the Beauty of the Earth on the back.

Shout joyfully – The front of this cards says, “Shout joyfully to God all the earth; Sing the glory of His Name, make His praise glorious!

Thank you – The artwork for this card was created with pressed pansies and pointed-pen calligraphy

Thy lovingkindness – The front of this card says, “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Thy Name O Most High, To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy faithfulness by night. (Psalm 92:1-2)

God bless you,

Beth Ann

Beautiful Word

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Dear friends,

This greeting card is called Beautiful Word and is found in the Quietness Collection.  The original artwork for this greeting card was created in an oil painting workshop taught by nationally-known, award-winning impressionist painter, Mark Gingerich.

Beautiful WordOn the first day of the workshop, Mark asked us to arrange our own still life setting. Since I had not worked with oil paints for a long time, I knew I needed subject matter that inspired me. I arranged a still life that included items representing my passions – my Bible of 35 years, flowers, and then study books – items that symbolized the beauty and depth of God’s Word.

I drew the composition onto the canvas, painted major blocks of color with a few details, and then Mark applied the master’s finishing touches. This painting is a collaboration that expresses Mark’s unique giftedness. This is the only Flower Girl Greeting card that is not solely my artwork or photography, but permission was given to share it with you.

Psalm 119:103 – How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:140 – Your word is very pure, therefore Your servant loves it.

Psalm 138:1-3
I will give You thanks with all my heart;
I will sing praises to You before the gods.
I will bow down toward Your holy temple
And give thanks to Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth;
For You have magnified Your word according to all Your name.
On the day I called, You answered me;
You made me bold with strength in my soul.

God bless you!
Beth Ann

 

 

 

 

 

Everything Flower Girl

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Dear friends,

It has been fun hearing from you! Thank you for your notes and emails of encouragement. Please feel free to send your prayer requests through the Contact Tab on our website.

I would like to introduce our new Everything pack. The Everything Pack includes one each of our 15 Collections plus 17 individual cards for a total of 92 cards.

Everything Pack

God bless you,
Beth Ann

Hello from Flower Girl Greetings!

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Dear friends,

(If you are receiving this email for a second time, please forgive. We are updating our template, and this should not happen again!)

I trust you are well. I would love to hear from you to know how you are doing!

Four New CollectionsYou are receiving this email, because you have either ordered cards from Flower Girl Greetings, subscribed to my blog, worked on our projects, attended our events, or expressed interest in Flower Girl Greetings.

If you did not receive our beautiful mailing this past June with our newsletter and new full-color brochure, please send your address to me through the Contact Tab on our website or to my email address at bethann@flowergirlgreetings.com and I will send our bright green packet to you.

In addition to the printing of our new I Am Collection of 12 cards, we’ve added 4 new Gift Collections to our Shop Page.

The quality, beauty, message and price of these Collections makes them perfect gifts for Christmas, birthdays, Pastor Appreciation, or for anyone in need of the encouragement of God’s Word.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

God bless you,
Beth Ann