This year’s design features a poem by Mark Greene inspired by Luke 2:22-39: Simeon’s blessing upon baby Jesus at his presentation at the temple, and Grete Bauder’s line drawing, inspired by Picasso’s Dove of Peace.
Each pack contains 6 Christmas cards with envelopes and space to write a special message to family and friends.
Of a morning
The ancient breeze would unfurl,
Gentle on the old man.
Together they would go
To the place of promise.
On this day,
A herald of fresh rain,
Nipped his heels and scurried him on…
A man, a pair of pigeons, a woman,
And a baby.
A branch of olive in his lips:
‘At last, here is
Word of my word,
Breath of my breath,
Life of my life.’
And breeze and breath whispered back:
‘This is he, this is he.’
Excerpt from Simeon, by Mark Greene
© Mark Greene