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Christmas Nativity – based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Victorian – Archival Quality

Christmas Nativity – based on a Vintage French Holy Card – Catholic Art Print – Victorian – Archival Quality

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This exquisite Nativity was produced by the French holy card company, Bouasse-Lebel, in the late 1800s. Heavenly graces shine through the star, highlighting Mary. She and the child Jesus, with their richer colors, stand out from than the rest of the picture because of the special relationship they have.

Joseph humbly yet protectively stands in the background, wearing his traditional brown and green, holding a staff showing his protectiveness and his authority.

The animals seem to know that something special is happening and symbolize our brute nature being joined with the divine.

Bethlehem means House of Bread, and Jesus is the Bread of Life, laid in a manger, which is a feeding trough for animals.

This print is beautiful, and will hold a unique place in your home during the Holidays. We make it on special, natural, 100% cotton, acid-free art paper which has a subtle off-white color to compliment the colors of this holy card. We use archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.

Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. We recommend a simple brown wooden frame for this one, to match the colors and the humbleness of the image.

If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - CatholicArtAndJewelry.

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