I love Easter. It just blows my mind that God loves you and me SO MUCH that He sent His Son to Earth to be the sacrificial lamb that takes away the sins of the world and purifies us so we can be in a relationship with God, our Holy Father.
(I am eating Easter candy right now, but) I'm sending you an Easter card that eschews images of the Easter Bunny, candy baskets, Easter eggs and baby chicks because I'm celebrating Christ's resurrection today, and His triumph over death. Because Jesus overcame death, we can have eternal life with Him, if we believe in His power to save us, too. What an amazing and reassuring promise! Truly a reason to celebrate!
(Max Lucado has put out two fantastic and easy to follow books about God's gifts of grace and salvation. They're "In the Grip of Grace", and "3:16, the Numbers of Hope". He writes with a lot of entertaining metaphors and parables, and makes tough-to-understand topics clear.)
True Hope Christian Fellowship, Forest Grove, OR, awash in sunlight!
This photo was a total accident--or should I say surprise? I only saw the front of my church in my viewfinder; I didn't see all those rays shining down!
Whenever I see a painting or a landscape photo with the vibrant sun pouring out of the clouds, I'll call it a "God picture" because it reminds me of art I've seen of the Ascension or the Second Coming of Christ. I used this photo in my card because It looks like a WONDERFUL, bright, God picture, full of promise!
I whipped this card up in less than 30 minutes. This time I used my St. Patrick's Day card as a template, and I swapped out the paper, put braid in place of the lace, changed the angle of my drop shadow, and used a different font for the Bible verse. I used a picture frame this time to enclose the picture, too. I could print this out with my printer, but I only need an e-card again today. My Heritage Makers online Premier account has 45,000 pieces of digital art and amazing effects tools that helped me change my St. Patrick's Day card to an Easter card.
I'd be glad to send you a FREE video tutorial for this Easter postcard if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just put EASTER CARD in the subject line, and I'll also give you my template, which is the completed St. Patrick's Day card. This tutorial is much shorter, because the design was already developed, so you're just swapping out elements. If you sign up for a free Heritage Makers account, I'll put an invitation (2-sided postcard) in your account! Invitations are better than postcards, because the company will address your envelopes and mail them out for you!
I hope your Easter was wonderful!!
P + S IS BEST! ~Donna