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 postcard arrived in pristine condition because Eileen placed it in a bright red envelope and stamped it with a breathtaking Chagall image.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:
- Marc Chagall, the Stained Glass Windows (Hadassah University Medical Center in Jerusalem)
- The Marc Chagall Windows Pinterest Board
For more information about St. Stephan’s windows:
- The Windows by Marc Chagall
- St. Stephan’s: Chagall’s Mysticism of Blue Light
- The Biblically-Inspired Peace Windows of Marc Chagall
Hang in there with me! We have just two more days of Christmas postcards to go!