The Three Kings Greeting Card depicts Matthew 2:1-12 — the birth of Jesus in humble surroundings and soon to be adored by three kings (i.e., “wise men”, “magi”, or “astrologers”) from the East. They have been guided by a star now shining brightly over Jesus’ manger (Luke 2:12,16). This manger is not a sign of poverty, but rather a reminder of God’s complaint against Israel in Isaiah 1:3: “The ox knows its owner, the donkey knows the manger of its lord, but Israel does not know, and my people have not understood me.” With Jesus’ birth, Isaiah 1:3 has now been repealed! This card is a print reproduction of an original enamel-on-bronze (champlevé) plaque from the hand of the world famous goldsmith Egino Weinert (1920-2012). Measuring 5.75 x 4 inches, this card is blank inside and includes an envelope. Quantity discounts available.
The Perfect Christmas Card
“Put Christ back in Christmas!” “Jesus is the reason for the season!” Such sentiments are widely shared and deeply felt, especially when during the onslaught of the consumeristic frenzy known as the “Christmas shopping season” which stretches from Black Friday (and even Thanksgiving evening!) until the last package has been torn open. But for followers of Christ, Christ never left Christmas, Christ has always been the reason for the season, and the real Christmas season is only just beginning on Christmas eve! Christmas cards, especially Christmas cards like this one, acknowledge gently, quietly, and yet powerfully what Christmas really is all about: God has given God’s own Self to us — unreservedly, absolutely, definitively, and irrevocably — in a radically vulnerable baby, born to simple parents two millennia ago in an obscure backwater of the Roman Empire. The Three Kings Greetings Card is the perfect card for celebrating this marvelous and holy mystery.
The Star Guides the Magi to the Newborn King of the Jews – Matthew 2:1-11
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him.” After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.