1999 to 2006 — The Global Dimension

Several of my cards in this period feature the earth or at least something that is round. Many of them are bilingual. Japanese and English text each have a beauty of their own.

Xmas 1999b for web

Jesus’ Light, Our Life (1999) flat view

This card was designed to be viewed with both surfaces 45 degrees from the flat view. You have probably understood that the star indicates Jesus’ birthplace. The greeting expresses the hope that Jesus’ light may be our life.

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Jesus’ Light, Our Life (1999) displayed

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The LORD will be your everlasting light (2000)

For the end of the 20th century I produced this very simple card, mostly out of reused materials. The prophecy, fulfilled in Jesus, comes from Isaiah 60:19. The star guided the Wise Men to the baby Jesus.

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Glory to God, Peace on Earth (2001)

This card, jointly designed and made with my beloved, celebrates the message of hope announced by the angel choir (Luke 2:14) when Jesus was born in Bethlehem. To achieve a simple look (or to save work?) Jesus has not yet been placed in the manger. Even so, the sign of his coming great sacrifice is cut out of the apex of the roof.

Xmas 2002 for web

Spiritual Fruits in Your Heart (2002)

Perhaps you do not associate spiritual fruits (as featured in Galatians 5:22,23) with Christmas, even if they are arranged in a modern Christmas tree style. Yet Jesus came so that we could have lasting love, joy, peace… The green strip carries the assembly instructions. These are hidden in the complete ornament:-

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Spiritual Fruits in Your Heart (2002) displayed

Xmas 2003 for web

The Fruit of Righteousness (2003)

This card, designed by my beloved, carries on the previous year’s theme, focussing on the fruit of righteousness coming through Jesus (Philippians 1:11).

Xmas 2004b for web

The True Light (2004)

Jesus is the true light that gives light to every man, woman and child (John 1:9).

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The True Light (2004) inside

Jesus did say he was the light of the world (John 9:5).

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The True Light (2004) displayed

 

Xmas 2005 for web

Which one did Jesus visit 2000 years ago? (2005)

The 2005 card carries the prayer that God’s love will lead us to reject hatred and to express love. This is only possible if Jesus is in your life (John 3:16).

Xmas 2006 for web

Glory to God (2006)

The angel’s song (in Luke 2:14) is arranged in rings around the Earth on the one side, and a light echo from far out in space on the other. The sheer grandeur of space expresses God’s glory, whereas the Earth represents the place for God’s peace — human hearts receiving his Son, Jesus.

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Glory to God (2006) displayed

 

 

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