We were quite taken with these wonderful icon-style prints - the detail is gorgeous and the printing superb.
The belief that an angel is assigned by God to protect each person was not clearly defined in the Old Testament, although popular legend suggests that many believed in angels as protectors.
The concept of a personal Guardian Angel is supported throughout the Bible's New Testament, even in the Book of Revelations, or the Apocalypse. It was further fostered by Honorius of Autun in the 12th century. He maintained that every soul was assigned a guardian angel at the moment the soul entered into a body.
But, in popular culture today, even among those that are skeptical of religions, the sense of a Guardian Angel gives comfort to many. Such angels are particularly associated with children. The movie, Grand Canyon, is a great example of such a secular view of the guardian protector.
The depicted Guardian Angel holds a scroll that reads:
YOU IN ALL
These lovely holy cards are a bit lighter weight than some others we offer, but the printing is absolutely outstanding. They are a convenient size for use as gifts or bookmarks - measuring 3-1/8 by 4-5/8 inches on heavy cream-colored paper. The back is blank except for a faint colophon at the bottom, leaving plenty of room for custom imprinting with your own message, or a place to write a note to a friend, or to inscribe an appropriate prayer.