The Little Things in Life

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How true… While this concept has broad application (“little things” can have a lot of meaning), as a landscape photographer, I can attest to the immense value of those “little things.”  During a spring shower, tiny droplets clung to the leaves and buds of this crabapple tree…so graceful, dainty and beautiful. It was just a … Continued

Godparent Gift Ideas

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If your child will soon be baptized, you might want to present his or her Godmother and Godmother with some sort of keepsake to commemorate not just that special day, but also the lifelong bond they’ll share. That can be easier said than done; if you’ve looked for gifts for Godparents lately, you’ll know that … Continued

In the Heart Forever

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You can’t pick your relatives. Disclaimer: I’m fully aware that not all children have good relationships with their parents. For me, though, I was blessed beyond measure when it came to the family in which God placed me. Like most children, I didn’t recognize in my earlier years just how good I had it. As little … Continued

Nursery Wall Art – Birth Statistics Plaques

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It’s been exciting to collaborate again with artist Kathleen Herold…this time on some designs for our new baby birth record plaques; the collection will be in the store within the next few weeks. In the meantime, here’s a peek at another one of the personalized plaques coming soon:  

Let God’s Promises Shine on Your Problems

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This image and the Corrie Ten Boom quote seemed to be a good pairing. I made this photo in New Hampshire’s White Mountains at the end of a day of shooting…having wrapped things up, I was driving out from the location at which I’d been working all afternoon when I noticed that there was a great … Continued

Godfather Gift Ideas

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We’ve been busy adding new designs to the store! In addition to new Godparents Gifts and Godmother Gifts, there are some great new personalized gift ideas for Godfather, too – like this one: This one is framed, but you can purchase these unframed also. Either way, we use only premium materials to create these keepsakes. That means … Continued

Personalized Godparents Gifts – New Additions

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We’ve added some great new keepsakes for Godparents to our collection of personalized plaques to help you commemorate the day in a memorable way. In addition to our collection of gift ideas for Godparents, we also have designs for Godfather and Godmother individually. Each one is personalized and made using premium materials: conservation-grade inks, paper … Continued

Walter G. Metschke – Marking 100 Years

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Today would have been my father’s 100th birthday. Having enjoyed a wonderful 90th birthday celebration, we began talking during his 98th year about what we might do to usher in his centenntial. God had other plans for Walter, though, as He took Dad home shortly before he turned 99. Do they celebrate birthdays in heaven? Probably not. I doubt … Continued

A Little Inspiration

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One of my friends posted a great quote the other day on Facebook: Don’t let success go to your head – or failure to your heart. While I agree with the first part, it’s the comment about failure that struck me. How many times do we experience a setback and take it personally, as if it’s … Continued

New Nursery Wall Art Personalized Birth Record

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Coming soon to The Christian Gift! Personalized birth record keepsakes – for your own baby, or great for gifts! This is one of the designs you’ll have to choose from. As with all our artwork, you’ll be able to purchase these matted and framed, or matted-only (pick your own frame at your local frame shop). … Continued

First in the Nation Primary

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If you pay attention to politics, you know that New Hampshire’s “First in the Nation” primary voting is taking place today. The very first voting in the state took place way up north in Dixville Notch just after the stroke of midnight. Residents gathered in the voting room of the Balsams Hotel to cast their … Continued