Neapolitan Creche Holiday Cards

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Item #140035 (in stock)

Capturing a detail taken from the inspiring mid-18th century Neapolitan crèche, these remarkable hand-painted figures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph represent the classic nativity scene.

“What child is this, who, laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping,  Whom angels greet with anthems sweet  While shepherds watch are keeping? – William Chatterton Dix, 1865" in black ink.

5 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. with gold embossed envelope.  Box of 15.

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  1. Dec 3, 2018

    from Chicago, IL

    Beautiful, high quality cards.

  2. Nov 28, 2018

    from Washington, DC

    These beautiful cards are a most exceptional depiction of the Nativity in the genre of the Neopolitan creche. Truly they are a work of art in themselves! - I love the brilliant play of colors of the figures and their setting, the intimate and joyful depiction of bodily relatedness of Mary, Joseph and Jesus and the lovely donkey, cow and pup-- all eyes of animals and parents looking upon the golden-haloed baby Jesus. I believe the cards convey JOY and HOPE springing forth from the birth of Christ here balanced on his mother's lap in simplicity and humble beginnings. Our Christmas joys might do well to focus on these qualities. Thank you to The Art Institute for offering such high quality objects and gifts consistently. When living in Chicago for studies, The Art Institute was my weekly refuge.

  3. Aug 1, 2017

    from Eureka, IL

    Lovely card. In addition to the artwork, I like that the card says more than just "Greetings" or "Merry Christmas" on the inside.

  4. Jan 18, 2017

    from Lake Forest, IL

    Beautifully done-- the envelope also merits praise, although not lined.

  5. Dec 31, 2015

    from Annapolis, MD

    Beautiful card. Need to get another box. Art Institute has great cards, both religious and non-.

  6. Dec 5, 2014

    from Wheaton, IL


  7. Nov 8, 2014

    from Stuart, FL

    These cards exceeded my expectations. The quality of both paper and printing is very fine.

  8. Nov 4, 2014

    from dexter, MI

    these cards are simply gorgeous and the envelopes are quite nice as well. even the box they come in is pretty. love them!