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Holiday Cards Fredericksburg Style

Detail of “The Nativity” by Gari Melchers. Photo copyright Susan Larson.

In a Fredericksburg.Today Reacht poll, 59 percent of respondents said they are sending snail-mail holiday cards this year, compared to 41 percent who are not.

For those who are, there are cards available by Fredericksburg artists.

Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont has used Melchers’ “The Nativity” for a Christmas card. The circa 1891 oil on canvas is currently on display in the artist’s studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Falmouth The cards are available in the gift shop.

Artist Casey Alan Shaw’s “Folk Art Fredericksburg” Christmas cards are available in downtown Fredericksburg at Art First Gallery, the Fredericksburg Area Museum Cultural Center Museum Store, Ulman’s Jewelry, Goolrick’s Modern Pharmacy, Griffin Bookshop and The Made in Virginia Store. The Christmas card image is pictured at the bottom of Shaw’s December newsletter.

Hand-made holiday cards by Fredericksburg artists are also available at Water Street Studio Writing and Arts, 915 A Sophia St.

Reacht, a mobile app designed by Fredericksburg entrepreneurs, allows fans to directly and immediately engage with their favorite radio host, TV show or blogger. The app is available for free in the Apple and Android App stores. The group code for Fredericksburg.Today on Reacht is fxbgtoday.

Editor’s Note: If you know of other locations to purchase locally made and locally themed holiday cards, tells us in the comments section.

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