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autumn green man greetings card

Green Man face with acorns and oak leaves in vibrant autumnal colours. He holds a wooden staff carved with Celtic knotwork and a stylised face.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

autumn green man greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell autumn green man card


green man rhyme greetings card

Green Man face surrounded by a swirl of different leaves and framed by a border which includes the following rhyme:

I move with the breeze, I drink from the soil,

I am the Lord of the Trees, I am the fruit of your toil,

I am King but my crown is not gold, I was old before stories were told.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

green man rhyme greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell green man rhyme card


green man misericord greetings card

Green King triple face, based on a carved medieval misericord in Cartmel Priory.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

green man misericord greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell green man misericord card


beltane fires greetings card

The image on this card features Beltane fires, and a green man face trailing maypole ribbons, framing the central image of a couple. Ideal for a handfasting celebration, as well as for general use.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

green man beltane fires greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell green man beltane fires card


midsummer summer solstice greetings card

Summer green woman images, with flowers, a beehive and butterflies.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

midsummer summer solstice greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell midsummer card


the forest door greetings card

A wonderful card with storybook forest imagery - a dark woodland, a monolith with runic inscriptions, a winding and mysterious path and a hidden doorway into the enchanted world under the forest.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

the forest door greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell forest door card


eostre greetings card

In ancient Anglo-Saxon myth, Ostara is the personification of the rising sun, pictured with a hare's head or ears. She is associated with the spring, fertility and resurrection. She is the friend of all children and to amuse them, she once changed her pet bird into a hare. This hare laid brightly coloured eggs, which the goddess gave to the children as gifts, which is why today eggs are brought by the Easter bunny.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

eostre greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell eostre card


pagan jack green man greetings card

Green Man face with acorns and oak leaves with an integral pentacle design, surrounded by a border of celtic knotwork creatures.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

pagan jack green man greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell pagan jack green man card


the oak door green man greetings card

The oak tree, is a powerful, life-affirming symbol, because of its size and the fact that it's long-lived.

The word "druid" has been traced back to duir, the Celtic term for the oak. Moreover, the literal translation of duir is "door" and there's some indication that the spiritually advanced Celts would access the ethereal planes of higher thought (psychic vision or soul-thought) by "opening the oak door."

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

the oak door green man greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell oak door green man card


imbolc greetings card

A beautiful, serene card that captures the spirit of the festival of Imbolc (02 February), although of course you could use it for any occasion that marks a new beginning.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

imbolc greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell imbolc card


samhain greetings card

Oak, beech, laurel and other leaves frame this lovely green man face, as the year dies and is reborn. On his brow is a four-petalled flower, symbolising the four seasons, the four elements and the four fire festivals of the Celtic year.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

samhain greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell samhain card


solstice door yule greetings card

Over the oak door to each side are the oak king and the holly king, the pair who are seen as the dual aspects of the male Earth deity. The oak king is at the height of his powere at the summer solstice, and the holly king is at his zenith at the winter solstice, Yule.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

solstice door yule greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell solstice door card Sorry - out of stock


wassail cup yule greetings card

The holly king forms the central motif, framed by othe celtic and druidic symbols, and a wassail cup.

The word Wassail is derived from the Anglo-Saxon wes hál, or Old Norse ves heill, both of which mean 'be whole', or 'be of good health', a toast commonly used at celebrations of Yule. Wassail songs would be sung as people would go around their village bringing good wishes in return for small gifts of money. 

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

wassail cup yule greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell wassail cup card


oak king and holly king yule greetings card

The holly king and the oak king, against a full moon.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

holly king and oak king yule greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell holly and oak kings card


jack in the green greetings card

Jack in the Green is a variant of the Green Man, an embodiment of natural fertility, a spirit of the primeval greenwood. He is particularly associated with May Day, when a Jack in the Green figure still features in tradition pageants in some parts of Britain.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

jack in the green greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell jack in the green card


ostara three hares, three eggs greetings card

An ingenious design where the central motif is three hares and three eggs, and the whole image can be reversed so either the sun or the moon is at the top.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

ostara three hares greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell three hares card


the green knight greetings card

A Green Man-based character from the 14th century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The character was described by C S Lewis as "as vivid and concrete as any image in literature."

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

the green knight greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell green knight card


handfasting greetings card

A bright and joyful card to celebrate a handfasting. Two hands decorated and bound with ribbons are joined in front of the presiding spirit of the Green Man.

These cards would also make excellent invitations.

This card is blank inside for your own message. It's cellophane-wrapped and comes with a dark green envelope.

The card measures 210mm x 150mm (8 and 1/4 inches x 5 and 3/4 inches).

handfasting greetings card - £2.60 add to basket chris bell handfasting card sorry - out of stock


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