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Christmas Greeting Cards Guide 2018 by Frank J Casella

November 24th, 2018

In our instant, technology driven world, Christmas is time of the year that in place of emails and texting many of us send personalized Christmas cards. Greeting / Note Cards provide us the opportunity to remind those who are important to us that they are close to our hearts. Much of my Holiday artwork is Catholic, Christian themed.



To purchase your Christmas Cards at the links provided below, click the artwork of your choice, you can choose to adjust the background color and the image size. You will also see on that order page discounts available from when you purchase single cards to a box set of 10 or 25 religious Christmas cards. Envelopes included each card.

The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in in length. If you don't have a message, you can copy and paste from one below into the box provided on the order page:


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WE BELIEVE in the miracle of the virgin birth
In a tiny baby who came to save the earth;
In a risen Savior who forgives sins;
In a love that knows no end.

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“A Christmas candle is a lovely thing; It makes no noise at all, But softly gives itself away; While quite unselfish, it grows small.” -Eva K. Logue

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“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To your friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.” -Oren Arnold

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Faith makes all things possible, Hope makes all things work, Love makes all things beautiful, May you have all the three for this Christmas. Merry Christmas!

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God gave His greatest gift to us on that first Christmas Day and may the wonder of it always guide and light your way. Merry Christmas!

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She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,* because he will save his people from their sins.”
~ Matthew 1:21

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Do you send out Christmas cards through the Post Office or give boxed gift sets? Below at the links are a broad selection from both myself and the living artists of Fine Art America.


View my Best Sellers gallery. More information available in the gallery description.


Likewise, if you're looking for religious cards, here is the growing Christmas selection from Catholic Art Gallery on Fine Art America that I admin. Just click on any image and you will see your option to order your Greeting Cards.


Use this link for a larger selection of Casella Artwork https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/frankjcasella/art/christmas


Here are selections from past contests and for artwork by Fine Art America artists:


Use this link for a selection from my fellow artists on fineartamerica.com

Contest - Religious Christmas Cards.

Contest - Holy Christmas Greeting Cards.

Contest - Jesus Manger Prints and Greeting Cards.




About Greeting Cards:

Our greeting / note cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 110 lb. paper stock.

Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish.

The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with a text message up to 500 characters in length.

Cards can be ordered in a horizontal or vertical configuration.

Cards can be ordered with a white background or black background.

All greeting cards ship within one business day of the order date!

Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing and gift giving.


TIP: You can purchase individual card (orders) and mail each of them direct to your recipient!





Please let me know how I may be of further assistance to your Greeting Card needs, thank you for being my Customer.



Enjoy your day!

Frank J Casella, Artistic Photographer



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The Frank Casella Guide To Black Friday 2018

November 17th, 2018




As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States, and traveling to visit family, things also become busy with Black Friday and the prospect of Christmas shopping.

So I would like to share with you not only resources to bookmark, but to let you know as well that for the rest of the year I will only send an email when there is an important update.

Because your time is valuable, and I respect it, I do not want to add to the increase of information you may be receiving during the Holiday's.


So here we go .....


Firstly, I anticipate Fine Art America / Pixels to host some free shipping days. And though I do not know when they are until hours beforehand, as they watch buying behaviors to launch them, may I suggest you find the items you'd like to purchase and add them to your shopping cart? This way, when the shipping days happen you do not have to search for your items.

Even though Fine Art America has 16 manufacturing centers located in 5 countries., shipping can get expensive. Especially with larger size items like canvas prints and framed wall prints, when free shipping comes in handy.



TIP: When buying framed prints be sure to click the link on each picture page size selection for standard sizes. This means that you can save a ton from buying glass and frame custom sized to the print, the artwork will be cropped to fit the selected size.




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Local peeps, may I suggest that you order prints only unframed, it will then be sent rolled in a tube. Then bring it to The Great Frame Up in Homedwood, IL. who will assist you with framing and save you a bundle (from shipping) as well.

You can also visit my work on their dedicated site at this link:
www.tgfu.frankjcasella.com.


If you would like the store to get credit from your online art purchase click the link below and enter into the search box

FRANK J CASELLA


-- Remember To Shop Home Sweet Homewood! --


The Great Frame Up is proud to bring you ShopTheGreatFrameUpArt.com. The first site of its kind that provides you the convenience of online shopping and the personal attention you receive from your favorite local Art and Framing Experts. Making ShopTheGreatFrameUpArt.com truly, your only Online and Offline Art and Framing resource


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My final note is that, because my works are priced to be affordable to the masses, I don't plan to offer discount codes over the holiday season, with exception of Limited Time Canvas Promotions.

This is in comparison to the pricing of my colleagues across the Fine Art America website. I want you to enjoy my work, or gift it to others, and bring a sense of purpose or meaning to your life each day of the year.


With that said, here are some links on the Pixels site to resources so you can start shopping the full product line.



Christmas Greeting Cards Guide 2018 by Frank J Casella

Shop Artist Group Christmas Card Contests - Selelctions

Shop The Artist Groups I Follow

Shop My Favorite Artwork By Other Artists Of Pixels

Direct Product Links With My Photos

Limited Time Promotions Canvas Prints Check back every day or two for new promotions.

My Gallery Collections

Word Search My Blog. Example: Christmas, Chicago, Izaak Walton, Crucifix, Trees, Shadows, etc.




Thank you for being my Customer! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a blessed and meaningful Christmas Season!

Frank


'I produce and sell pictures of moments in time and human interaction, that share hope and God's love in the world'




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Canoes In The Snow - Color Photo by Frank J Casella

November 14th, 2018

Canoes In The Snow - Color Photo by Frank J Casella

Canoes In The Snow - Color Photo by Frank J Casella


I love this moment ... canoes arranged like a sculpture, and juxtaposed with the cloud pattern in the sky.

I also love the pinch of humanity, with the person walking on the path in the background.

In the aftermath of a huge snow storm, this is just a simple piece of art to illustrate the beauty of a winter scene. .. and, as this picture shows, there is a calm to every storm.

Canoes are meant for water, and here they have a purpose and place in the snow.

Make it a great day!



Thanks, and talk to you again soon!

Frank


PS. Here is a Wood Print in black and white: Canoes in the Snow - Monochrome





This moment in time is for sale at:


frankjcasella.fineartamerica.com

Image Reference Link https://fineartamerica.com/featured/canoes-in-the-snow-frank-j-casella.html





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Rainbow Through The Storm - Photo by Frank J Casella

November 12th, 2018

Rainbow Through The Storm - Photo by Frank J Casella

Rainbow Through The Storm by Frank J Casella


Behold the rainbow! Then bless its Maker, for majestic indeed is its splendor.

It spans the heavens with its glory, the hand of God has stretched it out in power.

- Sirach 43 : 11-12



Recently I heard a profound statement on a podcast by Fr. Larry Richards.

He said: - You are only blessed when you truly share your blessings, as that is why God gave it to you.

In other words, God comes to us in distressing ways - we need to take care of his people. People need people.

All of us are poor one way or another. Some of us have financial poverty, others of us spiritual poverty, for example.

Whether rich or poor both have at least one thing in common, and that is we share the same amount of time in a day. How we spend it determines our 'poverty'.

It is important to remember that during the storms of life, God is with us, we just need to see it as a 'blessing' and through the eyes of God.

His will for our lives is that we depend on Him ... through prayer, and then action. This is when we experience the power of His love.




If you want to receive blessings, you need to be a blessing.


Make it a great week!

Frank





This moment in time is for sale at:


frankjcasella.mobileprints.com

Image Reference Link http://mobileprints.com/featured/rainbow-through-the-storm-frank-j-casella.html






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What Is Your WHY??

November 8th, 2018

Whether it be your work or your lifestyle, or even how you treat others, your ‘why’ has to be the base for everything you do.

There is a concept called ‘the golden circle’ developed by Simon Sinek. In the center is your why, next is your how and the outer ring is your what. As Simon puts it “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe.”

You don’t do this alone. Some of us are better at our ‘why’, others are better at the ‘how’, and still others master the ‘what’.

Likewise, to figure out your strong points, it is advised that you develop a life vision statement, which is your ‘why, and a life mission statement, which is your ‘what’.

For example, my vision statement is: To share my hope of God’s love in the world.

My life mission statement is: To live my Catholic faith through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To be the man my wife and children need me to be. To share my hope of God’s love in the world … that others may share God’s love with others, because of what I do.

Without knowing your why in life, I believe, that you don’t have a purpose. As my late Father used to repeat: You have to stand for something or you will fall for anything.

Everything we do in life should start with why. In fact, to learn more about this concept I invite you to read the book my Sink with that title - “Start With Why”.

Visit my People interacting with life Gallery


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The Spirit of Life - Framed Print by Frank J Casella

October 27th, 2018

The Spirit of Life - Framed Print by Frank J Casella

The Spirit Of Life - Framed Print by Frank J Casella

(Framed Print only at the link above, Prints and more to the right)



The Spirit of Life - This picture is one from many mornings spent shooting Chicago sunrise with my photo mentor, John H White, a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist.


His mantra is "Keep In Flight". To spread your wings on your dreams and do it. ... to share the "Light".



Note: This image has a border included in the art.


Have an enjoyable weekend. Talk to you next week,

Frank



'Pictures That Share Hope and God's Love in the World'


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Chicago Morning Commute - Shower Curtain by Frank J Casella

October 24th, 2018

Chicago Morning Commute - Shower Curtain by Frank J Casella

Chicago Morning Commute - Shower Curtain by Frank J Casella


An 'EL' Train, River Taxi, Buses and Cars commute on a Chicago morning.


A classic Chicago scenic, with morning sunlight, window and water reflections, and even an America flag!



Enjoy your day!

Frank



'Pictures That Share Hope and God's Love in the World'




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Frank J Casella Digital Connection

October 22nd, 2018

Frank J Casella Digital Connection

I'm Frank J Casella, an American photographer living in Chicagoland - USA. Pictures speak in ways that words can not. Since I was a kid, I've been perfecting how to put my viewer where my subject is - I call this "Pictures People Listen To".


I'm also co-founder of Chicago Catholic Men's Conference, and Executive Director of Catholic Men Chicago Southland. I believe when you foster a man in holiness, the positive adjustments he makes with his life can have an impact three generations deep.







Where To Find Me At The Link Below:

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“There are pictures that are very nice, but completely fake. Let me assure you that the heart can’t be 'photoshopped,' because that’s where authentic love and genuine happiness have to be found"
-- Pope Francis - January 21, 2018



'But for everyone, believers or not, the works of art inspired by Scripture remain a reflection of the unfathomable mystery which engulfs and inhabits the world.'
-- St. Pope John Paul II, Letter to Artists

“As a photographer, the big secret is entering into the charisma with the person you have in front of you. If you don't feel it, you'll never do it well.” ~ ARTURO MARI
, Vatican photographer

Perfect Moment - Photo by Frank J Casella

October 19th, 2018

Perfect Moment - Photo by Frank J Casella


Perfect Moment - Spiral Notebook by Frank J Casella




Although this scene may seem the perfect moment, as a photographer I have many choices now with the digital technology how I want to present the story.

I've learned not to wait for the perfection because, honestly, I would never stop tweaking it. Each time I see my completed work I would see the flaws.

So I took the mindset that only God is perfect, and purposely leave each work a little undone. I now no longer see the flaws, and people respond to my work far more than before.

Likewise, although this scene is the perfect family moment, I've never met a perfect family. The more we try to be, or make our family perfectly, the more we rob ourselves of happiness.

Enjoy your day!

Frank



'Pictures That Share Hope and God's Love in the World'




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Autumn Raindrops Car Reflections by Frank J Casella

October 17th, 2018

Autumn Raindrops Car Reflections by Frank J Casella

Autumn Raindrops Car Reflections Metal Print by Frank J Casella




Wet Midwest Autumn leaves and raindrops on the hood of a car reflecting the cloudy sky.



There is a certain beauty to the changing of each season. Fall is the most profound I think, because the changing colors of the trees and the weather from warm to cool.



There is also a certain beauty to the changing seasons of a family. An example of this for me are the elements of my children getting older ...



We now ave three Ford's in our driveway, as my two sons have bought their own (For you Ford fanatics: a Fusion and California Special Mustang). My parent's bought their first Ford in the 1950's, and so a third generation continues ...



I reflect now on the day's of my first car and how well I took care of it -- so the raindrops would bead off the paint -- before the next season of life came, that took my attention away from this a bit.



Seasons come and go, both in life and with nature. As it changes over time, some things never change.



Enjoy your day!

Frank



'Pictures That Share Hope and God's Love in the World'




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