British Church Note Cards

I’ve traveled quite a lot during my life. One of the places I’ve visited most often is Great Britain. Always cameras in hand, I’ve recorded many of the sights and scenes I’ve encountered. One of the most fascinating things for me are the churches. Great Britain has a rich array of them, many with long histories. They are often wonderful exemplars of architecture and decoration that are well worth being captured photographically.

Nativity Window, Chester Cathedral, Chester, England

My bulging files are filled with colorful images of these gems. The question is, what can I do to display them and make use of my experiences? After much thought, I settled on creating a set of note cards that feature representative scenes from a variety of subjects and locales.

Church of St. Peter, Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbigshire, Wales

At first, I created them as gifts for family and friends. Then, seeing how well received they have been, I decided to go a step further and offer them for sale on Etsy. I’m pricing them to sell: a set of 12 cards, two each of six scenes, are priced at $12 plus $3 flat rate shipping per set.

Vaulted Cellarium, Fountains Abbey, Near Aldfield, North Yorkshire,England

The technical details: they measure 4 ¼ X 5 ½ inches, come with envelopes, and are printed on Red River River Linen 60 lb. note card stock.

Truro Cathedral, Truro, Cornwall

Additional card sets featuring rural scenes, covered bridges, railroad wheels, and colorful scenics will soon follow. And I have ideas for even more photo note cards representing other aspects of my photography.

Tomb of the Black Prince, Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, England

Whether or not the cards become good sellers, they are fun to make and offer another creative outlet for my photography. And that, in the end, is what makes it all worthwhile.

Published by Norman Reid

I worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 27 years in the field of rural community and economic development. I retired a few years ago and have been devoting my time to photography and writing. I've been a semi-pro photographer for more than 25 years and sell my work on the Web. I live in rural Virginia not far from the Shenandoah Valley.

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