This Down Syndrome Christmas Angels Holy Card features Renaissance art and witnesses to the value of every person! Order for yourself, or send as a gift today!
"In 1515 the painting 'The Adoration of the Christ Child," was created by a follower of the Dutch painter Jan Joest of Kalkar. A close look at the artwork reveals two characters who appear to have Down syndrome. One a shepherd - looking down at the scene from behind the post at the center of the painting - and the other an angel standing beside the mother Mary, these two participants in the nativity are situated in what would seem to be places of honor. Because the painter is unknown, his motive for placing them there can only be surmised. He may have had a child with Down syndrome or simply known individuals with the condition. At that time, the syndrome also may have not been formally diagnosed as it is today. What seems beyond doubt is that he felt they belong there, in the midst of the holy scene."
Designed, finished and printed in the USA by local workers in Steubenville, Ohio.
The card measures 2.5" by 4.5".