The Wicker Man and Beltane greeting card
Beltane Wicker Man Greeting card
All of The Moon and the Furrow greeting cards are printed without water or chemicals onto 100% recycled paper or paper from sustainable managed forests, all inks are vegetable oil based and all toners are new generation eco-friendly.
Each card measures 120 mm x 120 mm and comes with a white recycled paper envelope.
Beltane is usually held on 1st May, halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. It happens at the peak of Spring and heralds and celebrates the beginning of Summer. Beltane roughly translates as “Bright Fire”. Fires are lit to cleanse the land and hearth and celebrate the heat of the coming sun and the abundance of Summer. Butser Ancient Farm hold an incredible Beltane festival where a giant wicker man is torched at sundown and this design celebrates the wonderful times I have spent there and is also a nod to arguably the greatest Folk Horror film of all time, The Wicker Man (1973 version of course).
The border for many of my designs illustrates trees chosen for their associations with old customs and beliefs. They are Elder, Oak, Ivy and Holly. I have also included some of the phases of the moon.
Each order is wrapped in acid free, unbleached tissue paper, tied with yarn and includes a hand written thank you note. I am happy to address this to recipients of gifts at no extra cost. Just let me know in the notes when you place your order.