Thursday, December 11, 2008

Have Mercy! Catchin' Up...

I really should be making cards right now, but I'm feeling the need to catch you up on what's been going on here of late.

Let's start with an update on the PakMail cards. Leah has ordered 20 more, including 6 Christmas cards! Since it has been SUCH a long time since you saw some card art, here are photos of the cards I've made so far.

If you have questions about any of them, feel free to ask me via the comments section, or email me privately (you can find my email address in my profile). I'm pleased that I've had the chance to remake some older favorites, as well as experiment with some new layouts. More to come, obviously.

Now about the Christmas Countdown Experiment. Well, things fell apart at the end of last week. I lost my motivation and my creativity, and so there wasn't a box until this past Tuesday.

The subject was the Magi. Here were the questions:

According to the Bible, the following statements are either True or False about the visit of the Wise Men.

1. There were three wise men that came to visit Jesus. T F
2. The wise men presented Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. T F
3. The wise men came from the area of Babylon on camels. T F
4. The wise men followed a star to Jerusalem first, before finding Jesus. T F
5. Jesus was an infant when the wise men visited him in Galilee. T F
6. Herod knew of Jesus’ birth, but didn’t know where he was born. T F
7. Magi is another name for magician or astrologer. T F

Answers 1, 3, 5, and 7 are FALSE. There is no record of the specific number of wise men who visited Jesus. There is also no record of their country of origin, other than that they were from the East. Jesus was probably not an infant when the wise men visited, and they didn't visit him in Galilee. The term Magi has many meanings, but according to Greek, the term means wise man.

Since the wise men followed a star to find Jesus, we went out and drove through several neighborhoods nearby to look at Christmas lights. I don't know how many more of these I'll do, but if my creativity returns, there will be more entries on this subject.

What else? The final number of Christmas cards my Starbucks customers signed, made, and delivered is 300. Isn't that great? Next year, we're vowing to get an earlier start.

Okay, I think that does it. We're updated. I'm going to make some cards tonight and tomorrow, as I want them to be available for impulse purchasing during this season of spending, I mean giving. Thanks for hangin' with me through the quiet spells. I'm sure you're busy too! Be sure to take some time to enjoy the season, before it's gone again for another year.

1 comment:

sandra said...

the cards look very good and I;m happy they requested more