St. Gerard’s feast day is on October 16, which is this Saturday. When I was in high school, I painted a whole series of Saint pictures that were supposed to “modernize” the saints. St. Gerard is the patron saint of expectant mothers and the unborn, so I did a mixed media piece of him in an ultrasound picture. I’ve always liked this piece a lot, and I like to have it hanging in our home- especially when I’m pregnant.
I thought this piece would make really nice Catholic note cards for expectant mothers. These could be great for telling anyone that you are praying for their unborn baby! I thought that these would be especially useful to send to someone having trouble with their pregnancy. Sometimes it’s hard to find the right thing to send, but if you know a pregnant Catholic lady, you really can’t go wrong with this one So I’ve made these simple printable note card for all of you to enjoy for free!
*Printing the Cards*
I’ve been having some emails about the cards not printing, but I just printed some from my computer as a test and it worked just fine. Click the link above the cards. On the google docs page there’s a link in the top left corner that says ‘print’. When it takes you to the printing screen use the little printer icon to the left of the picture. If you’re still having problems shoot me an email and I’ll send you the jpeg image for printing.
I also think this could be a neat image for an NFP only OB/GYN to use in the office. I’m hoping to have some prints of these available in the future, so be sure and let me know in the comments if that’s something you’d be interested in
*If you’re looking for a card to send to someone who has lost a baby, try This Printable Miscarriage Card from Vee at Paper Dali.
The St. Gerard mixed media piece was completed using colored pencils, watercolor paint, and acrylic paint on watercolor paper. It’s meant to be St. Gerard actually inside of an ultrasound picture, so that’s why all the white dots and words etc. The baby in the ultrasound is actually my little brother. He was born when I was 16.
I hope you enjoy these note cards! As soon as I have some printer ink I am going to print them and send some out myself! Here I am with the original:
*These printable note cards are my own artwork and are free for any not-for-profituse by individuals, families, or educational organizations. Copies maynot be sold or reproduced for profit. If you’d like to post these note cards for others to find, I would ask that you link to my post andrather than my individual download. When printing or running copies,please do not remove my site name from the page. Thanks!