12 Days of Christmas Postcards | Day 10

Christmas magic is silent.
You don’t hear it–
You feel it.
You know it.
You believe it.

Today’s postcard was not handmade, but it so thrilled me that I have to share it. It was sent with warm holiday greetings and love by my Love Notes friend, Eileen V.

I love the seeming simplicity of the art and the subtle nod to the magic of Christmas.

The watercolor reindeer is the work of Claudia Brandt, an artist I have fallen in love with. You can see more of her art on her website, A Painting a Day or Two or Longer, or on her Facebook page.

The postcard arrived in pristine condition because Eileen placed it in a bright red envelope and stamped it with a breathtaking Chagall image.

[Enlarged for detail]

I think she was trying to send me over the moon for the holiday season!

The stamp features a small part of one of the nine stained glass windows Marc Chagall (1887-1985) completed for St. Stephan Church in Mainz, Germany. The image depicts Mary cradling Baby Jesus with an angel hovering above them.

Chagall worked on the windows from 1978-1985, completing them shortly before his death. They feature themes common to Christians and Jews and serve as Chagall’s contribution to reconciliation between the two groups.

Here’s an image featuring the full panel: Chagall Window by Tomosang.

For a visual feast of Chagall’s stained glass windows:

For more information about St. Stephan’s windows:

Hang in there with me! We have just two more days of Christmas postcards to go!

6 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas Postcards | Day 10

  1. 🍯 Hummingbird says:

    Chandra Lynn, I especially enjoyed today (day 10), somehow warm & comforting. It began I think with the stamp portraying a window in 🇩🇪 Perhaps it was due to the part of ‘reconciliation between the 2 groups’

    Either way thanks for the share! Also thanks for keeping an eye on my site 😉

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  2. Eileen Vivell says:

    So glad you seem to enjoy this set, Chandra. ..and I like the way you get into details. Claudia Brandt is an artist, I found when ordering some special “simple” but spirited Christmas cards on the website of a religious publisher (was looking for a special calendar for my brother-in-law, a priest and head of a catholic monastery). I found the calendar (combining prose and colourful paintings of a Stuttgart Artist, who once was/is? a member of LN!). I like Claudia Brandt’s way of painting very much.
    The stamps is a set of 10, contributing to welfare with an extra charge on normal postage. I loved the image.

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  3. Sheila Delgado says:

    Love this card! For the same reasons you mentioned. And that stamp! there is actually a sheet of stamps available on Etsy. Made me google. And I’m off to check out those links. 😉

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