Angels Christmas Cards and Different Styles of Angels
Since I'm a fan of fantasy literature and images, it's somewhat shocking to see angels of Christmas displayed so effeminately, while the angels, in most cases, of fantasy, are very powerful and masculine looking. All of the angels in the Bible are also revealed in masculine form.
It seems the difference is the peace and joy we connect to Christmas, and so possibly a more feminine interpretation. It's not that it really matters, as the two genres represent completely different stories and messages, and so the images portraying them obviously have to as well.
Nonetheless, angels are fascinating creatures, and it's very interesting to see how how they're imagined by those illustrating or painting them.
In the case of angel Christmas cards, while similar in regard to femininity, are very different in the variety of scenes they're embedded in, along with colors used to interpret them.
Either way, angel Christmas cards will always have a place in the holiday, as there was enormous activity at the birth of Christ that involved angels.
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Angel Christmas Card Playing Instrument
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Concerning the writing on the bottom of the card, it's German for Merry Christmas.
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YaYaNuge on November 26, 2011:
Where can I find Christmas cards with the fabulous image of angel Gabriel above?