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Postcards deliver scriptural message Print Email
Written by Staff   
Monday, 08 June 2009 09:04 AM America/New_York
Demdaco, known for such proven lines as “Willow Tree,” “Mama Says” and “By Faith,” continues to expand its inspirational collections.

“Postcards From Heaven” is a new line that released in early 2009. Artists Gayla Goodell and Debbie Oyler have turned vintage-look postcards featuring scripture and messages of faith, hope and love into wall décor plaques with low price points.

Gratefulimages unveils new stationery line Print Email
Written by By Elizabeth A. Trask   
Monday, 08 June 2009 09:03 AM America/New_York
Cards and gifts share hope and spawn grateful community online

Family-owned art and stationery company Gratefulimages is launching “Clearlygrateful,” a new inspirational stationery and gift line, this summer.

“Clearlygrateful” is comprised of boxed cards, bookmarks and magnets featuring Gratefulimages artist Emily Beynon’s watercolor crosses paired with scripture. The line complements Demdaco’s “Sure Grace” home décor line, which also features Beynon’s watercolor crosses.

“Clearlygrateful” presents two new and four favorite Gratefulimages crosses. The crosses are accented with scripture, such as “The truth will set you free” and “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.”

Brownlow plaques marry wood and stone Print Email
Written by By Lesha Henderson   
Monday, 08 June 2009 09:02 AM America/New_York
New inspirational line brings creativity to wall décor offerings

Brownlow Gifts’ new “St. Charles Inspirational Plaques,” made of a wooden base topped with a resin stone-like appliqué, feature a meaningful sentiment and ornate carved design.

Inspired by the architectural elements found in St. Charles, Ill., the plaques measure 7 by 7 inches and almost 1 inch thick.

When the idea was first presented to the item development team, there were some concerns about joining two very different materials. But Brownlow recognizes that retailers need to be equipped with creative items that have a strong shelf presence.

Seeking to ‘spread God’s Word through art’ Print Email
Written by By Mary Nielsen   
Monday, 04 May 2009 08:51 AM America/New_York

When Kathy Williams and I began to develop design concepts for a new line of inspirational art, it was with one purpose in mind, to use our talents as a means of “Spreading God’s Word Through Art.”

We wanted to feature our designs on products offering a variety of price points. Our goal was to create unique designs that would complement the lifestyle and interests of today’s consumer, while challenging them to look deeper within their heart.

Magnets celebrate important school seasons Print Email
Written by By Bobbi Baugh   
Monday, 04 May 2009 08:49 AM America/New_York
Low-cost graduation and teacher-appreciation sets add to value niche

altMore than ever, consumers are looking for ways to convey a warm thought or lift someone’s spirits, without spending much money.

Stores with Universal Designs’ “Pass It On” Message Card displays or “VerseMarks” spinners have found that thoughtful products at a low cost keep customers coming back. This spring, we are introducing two seasonal products to fill a similar gift-giving need, for celebrating graduation and back-to-school teacher appreciation.

Vintaged Bible jeans feature cross-shaped rivets Print Email
Written by Rhonda Sholar   
Monday, 06 April 2009 02:02 PM America/New_York

Christian apparel just got a lot cooler, with the help of a company that offers designer blue jeans with a positive message.

316 Jeans was established in 2007 by Justin Jenkins as a way to subtly show his faith and has already become known for its attention to detail, from the high-quality denim to the lasered scripture details.

With a background in the motorcycle industry selling Christian products like helmets and stickers, Jenkins didn’t set out to start an apparel company. But he noticed that while there were many Christian apparel companies offering T-shirts, no one was selling anything for the bottom half of the body.