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11.17.2020 :: THANK YOU to the precious customer from Cotati, California for your purchase of a second box of 10 greeting cards with this image. May God abundantly bless you and the card recipients!
10.21.2020 :: THANK YOU to the precious customer from Cotati, California for your purchase of a box of 10 greeting cards of “Poinsettia Christmas”.
God’s magnificent blessings to you and your beautiful city!
May you and the card recipients enjoy these cards, and may they bring peace and joy from the Prince of Peace.
"But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid! For behold, I proclaim Good News to you, which will be great joy to all the people. A Savior is born to you today in the city of David, who is Messiah the Lord. And the sign to you is this: You will find an infant wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger." And suddenly a multitude of heavenly armies appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth shalom to men of good will.'" Luke 2:10-13, Tree of Life Bible
Pictured are second-year blooms from my family's poinsettia plant grown in the backyard, which re-bloomed with smaller, beautiful red bracts and flowers.
According to Wikipedia, the poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is native to Mexico and Central America. It was named in honor of Joel Roberts Poinsett, a botanist and the first United States ambassador to Mexico, who introduced this colorful plant to the U.S. in 1825.
Poinsettias are a favorite Christmas decoration in churches, homes and offices throughout North America. December 12th is National Poinsettia Day in the United States.
The star-shaped leaf pattern of the poinsettia is said to commemorate the Star of Bethlehem, and the crimson color represents the blood sacrifice through the crucifixion of Jesus for the cleansing of our sins and eternal salvation when we receive that most precious gift into our hearts.
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16, Amplified Bible
I added a restrained painterly effect to my original photo, to bring out the colors and details. The aspect ratio for this image makes it ideal as an upright greeting card; Fine Art America offers this in the 5" x 7" size. Quantity discounts are available for packs of 10 and 25 cards. It may also be ordered as a poster or framed print. All artwork in my portfolio carries a 30-day money-back guarantee from Fine Art America. World-wide shipping is available. Thank you for your visit. God bless you!
If you are curious about how to receive that gift of eternal salvation, simply say this out loud from your heart (I made this same decision many years ago) ::
"Father God, please forgive me of my sins. Jesus, I invite You into my heart. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Thank you for saving me today."
If you really meant that, Congratulations, you are a child of God! Welcome too the Family! Please send me a private e-mail, letting me know of your most important decision you will ever make in this lifetime. I encourage you to read God's Word, the Bible, talk to Jesus every day through prayer, and come into fellowship with a reliable Bible-based church that shares the Good News of Yeshua Jesus. Trust in your Friend Jesus; He will take you to places you've only dreamed of. Have a super day, and a terrific forever! :-)
Giving thanks to God that "Poinsettia Christmas" garnered the following contest award on Fine Art America::
2nd Place (tie) in the Christmas Photograph and Scripture Verse Contest on Fine Art America, 11.18.2016. My thanks to Lois Viguier for hosting the contest and to all who voted. God bless you!
Grateful to God and thankful to the group administrators for graciously featuring this image on the home page of the Fine Art America groups::
* CHRISTIAN ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY, 11.25.15
* CHRISTIAN THEME ARTWORK GROUP, 11.26.15
* ABC GROUP - C IS FOR 'CHRISTMAS, 11.27.15
* WORD FOR THE WORLD, 11.18.16
* WINTER WONDERLAND, 12.04.16
* USA PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY, Christmas Photo of the Day feature, 12.09.16
* IN GOD WE TRUST, Christmas-Themed Home Page feature, 12.09.16
* WISCONSIN FLOWERS AND SCENERY, 12.18.16
* ARTISTS CARDS FINE ART GREETING CARDS, 12.20.16
* WORD FOR THE WORLD, 04.09.17
* WORD FOR THE WORLD (re-featured), 12.18.17
* IMAGES THAT EXCITE YOU, 10.22.20
* DAILY PROMOTION, 10.23.20
* TEXT ART, 10.26.20
* CHRISTIAN PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP, 11.19.20
* Special Feature, Peer-Nominated, 1000 VIEWS group, 12.05.17
* Special Feature, Christmas Theme, ART DISTRICT group, 12.18.17
Scripture taken from the Holy Scriptures, Tree of Life Version. Copyright © 2011, 2012, 2013 by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. Used by permission of the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society. "TLV" and "Tree of Life Version" and "Tree of Life Holy Scriptures" are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark office by the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society.
Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP), copyright © 2015 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.Lockman.org
Photo and artwork design copyright © 2013 Brian Tada. All rights reserved. Downloading, duplication, distribution, and/or altering this image without the express written permission of the photographer/artist is prohibited.
November 25th, 2015
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