John Donne Christmas Cards


Shipping to United States: $5.00

These Christmas cards are printed on quality letterpress card stock from Boxcar Press. In Gothic type accented by a two-color drop capital, they feature lines celebrating the incarnation of God in Christ from John Donne’s Holy Sonnet XV:

‘Twas much that man was made like God before
But that God should be made like man, much more.

The lines are accompanied by a vintage letterpress block depicting the nativity of Jesus in the stable at Nazareth printed in metallic gold ink.

The cards were made with hand-set type in two print-runs through an 1892 Golding Pearl printing press.

Each card comes with a matching envelope.

Shipping from United States

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  • North America : 4 - 7 business days

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Reviews (1)


Beautifully printed cards with such a lovely verse - i am so pleased!

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