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Holiday Magic Images: Ever Green

"Ever Green" is part of a series of fine art prints - Holiday Magic - by artist Tom Cross. Christmas time is a season steeped in magic and enchantment with many traditions and sometimes perplexing rituals, perhaps none more so than that of the Christmas tree. The lore of the Christmas tree finds its roots (pun intended) in the ancient observation that when other trees drop their leaves and seem to die, the evergreens are green and running with sap. Pines, spruces, and firs fromise a perpetuation of life. Their branches are uniform and symmetrical, with tops just perfect for balancing stars, angels and the like.

The evergreen's appeal hearkens back to ancient Egypt, Palestine and China,where evergreen branches were twisted into wreaths to mourn death and to hope for immortality. Scandinavians believed the branches offered protection from evil spirits; their barns and homes were adorned with evergreens during the shortest days of winter, in the month called Jol. The word yule stems from this custom.

Europeans eventually began to decorate the trees themselves with natural symbols of spring, summer, and the time of harvest, such as fruit and berries. The trees finally made it indoors, incorporating the beliefs of Christianity by adding candles to symbolize Christ as the light of the world. Regardless of the belief or the tradition, may the joy, goodwill and magic of the Christmas tree be found year round in the enchantment of the evergreen as an "everyday" tree!

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Image Size: 15.25 inches X 21.5 inches
Limited Edition of 750 Prints
Numbered & Signed by Artist
Certificate of Authentication
Lithograph on Paper
Unframed Price: $135.00

Artist's Proof:
Image Size: 15.25 inches X 21.5 inches
Artist Proof Limited Edition of 60 Prints
Numbered & Signed by Artist
Certificate of Authentication
Lithograph on Paper
Unframed Price: $162.00

HC Canvas Giclée
Image Size: 20 inches X 26 inches
Limited Edition of 25 Prints
Numbered & Signed by Artist
Certificate of Authentication
Giclée on Canvas
Unframed Price: $400.00

Original
Image Size: 30 inches x 39 inches
Framed Price: $5000