Besides Christmas, how often do you give someone a card?

Amish have been known to send all types of cards, including sympathy cards, Christmas cards, and Valentine’s cards.

That also leaves aside the practice of letter-writing, which flourishes in many Amish homes (and while on the subject, we can’t forget the clever way some Amish create envelopes).

One happy occasion perfect for card-sending is the arrival of a baby. Our contributor ShipshewanaIndiana shares a card that just came following the birth of a daughter.

Birth Congratulations Card

This card was mailed by Amish friends in Arthur, Illinois.

Unlike a lot of cards sent by the Amish, this one isn’t technically homemade. But with the added stickers and flourishes (not to mention “Train up a child” from Proverbs) I think it lands somewhere in-between handmade and store-bought.

New Baby Card

“Two little eyes that shine like stars,

A tiny mouth and a button nose,

Rose petal fingers that close on yours,

Ten little pink and curly toes,

Your baby to cherish, to hold and to love,

God’s precious gift from Heaven above.”

Amish-made cheese

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