E-cards & Web Banners                                            

* Easy Free E-cards -- Send an E-mail to Mar25Dec25ecard@DayOfTheUnbornChild.com to have our dual-season Annunciation & Christmas e-card sent straight to your inbox to forward as often as you like.  For more info and to view this card, an Easter-Annunciation card, carnation-themed Annunciation e-cards, or a FirstDay!-Celebrate-Conception-Date e-card (and to print as note or post cards) click HERE to skip to our E-card section.

* Add A Seasonal Banner To Your E-mails, Blogging, & Website; Or Print As Signs, Stickers, Postcards, & Greeting Cards/Banquet-Table-TentCards -- click HERE to PRINT SAMPLER SHEETS of the banners/stickers below.

* For an easy way to share these graphics see our page at facebook.com/AnnunciationDayMarch25 and Follow Us On Twitter @March25info

The graphics/text banners below highlight the importance of celebrating the Annunciation -- each focused on a particular aspect.  The top two feature simple text and graphics representing the events of the Annunciation/Incarnation -- the first banner presents the basics of the Annunciation calling us to give thanks and celebrate, the second similar banner adds the date's selection as Day of the Unborn Child.  The Carnations for the Incarnation banner encourages display of these lovely flowers as memorable symbols of Christ's conception/Incarnation every year on Annunciation Day. The blackboard Annunciation banner is a kid-friendly design in the style of a teacher's chalk pastel greeting that can also be used at Christmas.  The "2 Days 2 Celebrate" banner in bright sunny colors presents the Annunciation as the gift of the Incarnation and Christmas as the joyous "reveal."  A springtime theme and colors gives a backdrop to a banner for years the feast is moved with a brief explanation of how the official Annunciation celebration can be "transferred" one or more days due to Lent/Easter conflicts.  The website invite banner encourages a visit to the DayOfTheUnbornChild.com site with a summary of its content. 

The "9 Months 4 Life" Spiritual Adoption banner covers most of the year encouraging prayer for the unborn during the interval between the feasts.  A year-round "25th Of The Month Club" banner encourages prayer focused on the Incarnation and pro-life activities each 25th of the month.  The next three have traditional holiday colors and symbols perfect for introducing the Annunciation into the Christmas/New Year's season:

Lent and Easter present a perfect opportunity to highlight the historical connection between Annunciation and Good Friday (both were thought to have occurred on March 25) -- use the Easter-Good Friday-Annunciation Connection banner as a timely reminder to celebrate both Christ's conception and resurrection as both holy days come in the same season.  Easter is still the fourth most popular holiday to send greeting cards -- both the banner/notecards and the Easter E-card reinforce this tradition while introducing the Annunciation at a time of the year open to faith topics.  

 The "A Blessed Annunciation + 9 Months = A Merry Christmas" banner stresses the importance of the Annunciation's relationship to Christmas and points out the true meaning of Happy "Holidays" in the link between these two "HolyDays."  (See the e-card section at bottom of web page for a dual-season Christmas/Annunciation card to use in December and March).  Another holiday season banner covers the Christmas/New Year/Annunciation connection, and a rustic winter-themed banner invites others to share the Annunciation's NewYear/Christmas Connection and is well suited for November through January mailings & social networking.  If it's too late to send Christmas greetings there is also a special Happy New Year banner with festive symbols for the occasion and a brief history of New Year's Day. 

After Christmas, New Year's and Easter, other days with a less obvious connection can also present opportunities to share information on the Annunciation, including to those who are not religiously oriented.  The Mystery of the Months banner can be used year-round but is especially relevant from September to December and in January when the start of a new year piques interest in calendar trivia and history, but if March 25th has just passed, the April Fools' Day banner gives a cheerful reminder of the Annunciation's historical connection with 1st of April merriment -- the Calendar Quiz banner can be used anytime but is perfect for April (Fools' Day through Tax Season as it notes the Annunciation's link to both).  These previous three banners present an easy opportunity to mention the Annunciation to those not generally open to a specifically religious message, while an additional April Fools' Day/Be A Fool For Christ banner is directed toward Christians.  In addition, the interesting fact that Mary's conception and birth feasts (Dec. 8 and Sep. 8) are also separated by a gestational nine months makes both feast days a perfect time to highlight this interval in connection with the nine month interval between Christ's conception and birth feasts (Mar. 25 and Dec. 25) -- recognizing these intervals is an easy way to remember the feasts' meaning so the December 8th feast of Mary's Immaculate Conception will no longer be mistaken for the feast of Christ's conception.  Click here to see the Immaculate Conception banner on this topic -- it can be used on both Dec. 8 and Sep. 8.

Banners for Related Initiatives:

Many life-affirming year-round initiatives are particularly appropriate for the Annunciation feast.  For example, two banners reproduce this site's "Prayer to Christ Unborn" and "Prayer to Christ In His Hidden and Public Life" encouraging meditation on and devotion to Christ's conception as the moment of Incarnation and reflection on his nine months in Mary's womb -- both graphics though they can be used anytime, include a mention of the March 25th feast date.  The tradition of celebrating Christ's conception and prenatal life reminds us of the importance of our own conception and the validity of our life before birth as a recognized phase of human development as legitimate as any other stage--therefore the Annunciation feast is an ideal time to launch outreach programs promoting recent initiatives such as "FirstDays" (celebration of Conception Dates -- also see E-card section, bottom of webpage) and the "Plus Nine" or "+9" campaign (a simple yet ingenious logo from the pro-life community in Malta reminding us we are born 9 months old)--several banners that groups and individuals can use for web or print applications (some that include a mention of the Annunciation) appear below.  The Remember 2 Think +9 banner in sherbet colors mentions both Annunciation Day and FirstDays in connection with the pro-life "plus nine" concept.  The blacklight effect +9 banner adds the line "You Matter From Conception" in neon-glow colors.  The Happy FirstDay banner mixes bright blues, greens and autumnal tones for a cheerful energetic greeting, while the softer Celebrate Your First Day banner gives a gentle reminder in quiet sun-washed natural tones.  The Celebrate FirstDays Like BirthDays tropical party colors banner invites celebration with a brief explanation of the FirstDay practice.  The Acorn and Oak Tree--Happy First Day--Plus 9 banner uses elementary school botany lessons as a common ground starting-point to launch "First Day celebrations and Plus Nine awareness for all ages, while the Count From Conception--Because You Count From Conception banner emphasizes prenatal worth for kids via a monthly 9 month count from FirstDay to Birthday.

 

Alternate date Annunciation banners with background info are also included below for April 7th (the old calendar date used by many Orthodox and related churches) and for the current and most common Transfer Date (in years when churches move the feast to avoid Lent/Easter conflicts)~web banners for less commonly used dates to which some churches may transfer the feast are available in the photos section of the Facebook page.

Scroll down to view all the graphics and read more on promoting the feast with banners with general instructions and e-mail "signature" directions plus tips on using the banner in websites, blogs and message boards.  NOTE:  All banners can be printed as mailing seals/stickers, note-cards/postcards, and small placard and tabletop tent signs (simply follow the directions under each image) -- the banner top fold cards also double as tent cards for banquet and information tables.  You can also download an image to use in home publishing/word processing programs -- just right click the image and select "Save picture as" and select a location to save it.   (For printable note/post card versions of our carnation flower e-cards click HERE.)  (Signs that are text-only featuring the history of the feast and large print "Prayer to Christ Unborn" with instructions on constructing a tent sign are available on our prayer page.)

Not sure which banner to use?--Print Sample Sheets with a variety on each page

The banners below can be printed in sampler sheets that will print an assortment of images on one page -- Right-click the following three links to save a file to print the images: HERE for Annunciation/DayOfTheUnbornChild-focused banners ideal for March, or HERE for banners for other Annunciation-related holidays that can be used as these various dates approach, or HERE for year-round banners for related initiatives such as FirstDay conception celebrations & "Plus 9" campaigns as well as prayers centered on Christ's prenatal life -- all of which either mention Annunciation observances directly or easily segue into discussions of the feast day's importance.  Note:  to print stickers use full sheet labels or for best results 2"x4" 10-per-sheet Avery template 5163 labels (such as 18163 or 48863) -- you can also use plain paper and a sticker machine (high quality smooth-finish papers printed in normal or best settings are preferable).

 

 

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Our God Became Flesh At Mary's Yes Banner Illustrates the Annunciation/Incarnation with a Proclaiming Angel and a Dove Symbolizing the Holy Spirit Overshadowing Mary -- Noting the Relationship to New Year's Day & Calling Us To Celebrate and Give Thanks 9 Months Before Christmas

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBanner_GodBecameFleshAtMarysYes.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBanner_GodBecameFleshAtMarysYes.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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 "THE ANNUNCIATION AND INCARNATION: God Became Flesh, At Mary's Yes ~ MARCH 25th ~ Celebrate And Give Thanks, 9 Months Before Christmas: FEAST OF CHRIST'S CONCEPTION / THE OLD NEW YEAR'S DAY"

 

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Our God Became Flesh When Mary Said Yes Banner Depicts the Annunciation/Incarnation with Angel, Symbolic Dove, and Mary -- Noting the Relationship to New Year's Day, Christmas and as Day of the Unborn Child

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBanner_GodBecameFleshWhenMarySaidYes_DayOfTheUnbornChild.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBanner_GodBecameFleshWhenMarySaidYes_DayOfTheUnbornChild.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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"THE ANNUNCIATION AND INCARNATION: God Became Flesh, When Mary Said Yes~MARCH 25th~The Old New Year's Day, 9 Months Before Christmas: FEAST OF CHRIST'S CONCEPTION / DAY OF THE UNBORN CHILD"

 

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Carnations for the Incarnation in a graceful art nouveau style banner encourages churches and individuals to display these lovely flowers as memorable symbols of Christ's conception/Incarnation every year on Annunciation Day

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CarnationsForTheIncarnationMarch25AnnunciationDay_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CarnationsForTheIncarnationMarch25AnnunciationDay_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Celebrate March 25th with--Carnations for the Incarnation:  Flowers like the poinsettia and lily symbolize holidays and the carnation's name meaning color of flesh makes it a lovely reminder of the March 25th Annunciation feast of Christ's conception and Incarnation when the Word was made flesh.  Churches can display and give out flowers and seeds on the day.  Families can make carnation cookies and Incarnation cards to send in March.  Blooms can be worn and grace the dinner table reminding us to pray a special grace on this day 9 months before Christmas in gratitude for the gift of the Incarnation and all unborn children.  For more ideas follow @March25info

 

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Blackboard Banner is Styled in Pastels on a Slate Gray Background as a Teacher's Chalk "Annunciation Day" Greeting to Students (With a Reminder of Its Relation to Christmas as One of the "Happy HolyDays")

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBannerBlackboardChalkHolyDaysGreeting.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBannerBlackboardChalkHolyDaysGreeting.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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Q. Dec. 25 - 9 Months = ?

A. Mar. 25 (Annunciation Day):

Happy Holy Days

Start of the old New Year &

Feast of the Incarnation

 

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The 2 Days 2 Celebrate 1 Gift 9 Months Apart Banner in Bright Sunny Colors Uses the Motif of Unopened & Opened Presents Decorated With Symbolic Carnation & Poinsettia Bows to Present the Annunciation as the Ultimate Gift of the Incarnation Revealed 9 Months Later at the First Christmas -- It Can Be Used On Either Holiday.

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationTheGiftAndChristmasTheUnwrapping_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationTheGiftAndChristmasTheUnwrapping_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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Two Days To Celebrate--1 Gift--9 Months Apart

Annunciation & Christmas

March 25--Incarnation & Nativity--December 25

When we’re given a present we know it’s not magically created while we open the box.  The gift was already there--it existed outside our awareness.  The day it was made is important, making the rest possible.  The day it’s unwrapped is special too.  Before, we have that precious time of sweet anticipation--without understanding exactly what it is, we trust there’s something wonderful waiting for us we can look forward to having at the proper time.  After, we get the joy and satisfaction of seeing and holding what’s inside.  At Christ’s birth God revealed what He had in store for us, hidden within Mary from the day of Annunciation.  Think of Christ conceived at the Annunciation as the ultimate gift, perfectly wrapped by Mary and safely hidden for 9 months, then revealed at the first Christmas to those so loved and blessed to receive Him--God made human for us all.  Remember the 25th--of March and December!

 

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Transfer Year Annunciation Banner for Any Year the Feast is Moved One or More Days--"New Year's Day In Spring!~Reclaim the Day!" Banner Notes the Usual Feast Date and Reason For the Change while Highlighting the Pregnancy-Length Interval Before Christmas

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBannerForYrsFeastIsMoved.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBannerForYrsFeastIsMoved.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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NEW YEAR’S DAY IN SPRING!--FEAST OF CHRIST’S CONCEPTION/INCARNATION (Now known as The Annunciation of the Lord)~Start of the New Year until the 18th Century~Celebrated on the traditional date of March 25th or days ahead in years with Lent-Easter conflicts. Note the pregnancy-length interval before Christmas--A symbol of The Annunciation’s true import--RECLAIM THE DAY!

 

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Our Annunciation/DayOfTheUnbornChild.com Banner Invites a Visit to Our Website for More Info on March 25th as the Traditional Feast of Christ's Conception and Contemporary "Day of the Unborn Child" Observed 9 Months Before Christmas -- and a Reminder to Remember the 25th of March for Life

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationDayOfTheUnbornChildWebsiteBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationDayOfTheUnbornChildWebsiteBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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Traditional Annunciation Feast of Christ's Conception

Contemporary Day of the Unborn Child

9 Months Before Christmas

MARCH 25

* For more info visit DayOfTheUnbornChild.com

* History, Events, Ideas for Honoring the Day

* Remember the 25th of March for Life

 

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The 9 Months 4 Life Spiritual Adoption Banner Promotes Annunciation Day as the Start of a Nine Month Period of Spiritual Adoption for the Unborn, Calling Us to Pro-Life Prayer Between the Feast Dates of March 25th and December 25th -- The Text Notes the Annunciation's Former Status as New Year's Day, Its Recent Designation as Day of the Unborn Child, and Its Relationship to Christmas.  For more information see the "9 Months 4 Life" page, or scroll down for details on using the banner.

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/9months4lifeAnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/9months4lifeAnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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9 MONTHS FOR LIFE

March 25  SPIRITUAL~ADOPTION  December 25

Join us in nine months of prayer for life including Spiritual Adoption--starting on the traditional March 25th Annunciation feast of Christ’s Conception/Incarnation (the Old New Year’s Day--now Day Of The Unborn Child) and ending on December 25th (with a closing Christmas season “baby shower” item drive for the needy).  Please visit DayOfTheUnbornChild.com and follow @March25info on Twitter as we pray these “Nine Months For Life.”

Like Us On Facebook/AnnunciationDayMarch25

 

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The 25th of the Month Club Banner Promotes Reflection on the First Part of Christ's Hidden Life from Conception to Birth & Encourages Pro-Life Activities Each 25th of the Month--With Special Emphasis on March 25 and December 25.  The Annunciation Feast is an Ideal Occasion to Introduce this Easy Once-A-Month Program of Prayer and Action.  Click here for more information or scroll down for instructions on using the banner.

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/25thOfTheMonthClub_banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/25thOfTheMonthClub_banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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THE 25TH OF THE MONTH CLUB

Prayer and Action Each 25th Focused on the Feasts of

The Incarnation                             The Nativity

    Mar.25                       &                  Dec.25

Annunciation Day   +9Months=    Christmas Day

Join the nations whose adoption of the March 25th feast of Christ’s conception (the old New Year’s) as "Day of the Unborn Child" inspires year-round prayer and pro-life activities every 25th--public vigils, private Spiritual Adoption, church services/blessings for pregnant mothers and meditations on Christ’s conception and prenatal life.  Follow MARCH25INFO on Twitter!

 

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Our Dual-Season Banner Links the Annunciation to Christmas as "Happy HolyDays" (with an added reminder of the original meaning of the familiar but not-so-secular greeting)

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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A Blessed                                 A Merry

Annunciation    + 9 Months =    Christmas

            Celebrate the Feasts of The

Incarnation               &                    Nativity

(Mar. 25th)                                 (Dec. 25th)

                    Happy Holy Days!

 

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Our Multi-Holiday Banner Ties the Annunciation to both Christmas and New Year's Day

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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Christmas Day—Feast of the Nativity

(Festum Nativitatis/December 25/Dies Natalis)

 - 9 months =

Annunciation Day—Feast of the Incarnation

(Festum Incarnationis/March 25/Conceptio Christi)

The Old New Year’s Day

(March 25th Began the Pre-Gregorian Calendar Year)

 

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Our Share The Annunciation's New Year/Christmas Connection Banner with its rustic winter theme invites others to highlight the Annunciation's relationship to both holidays, ideal for seasonal mailings and social networking from November through the first month of the year

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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"Your HoliDays Can HighLight The Holy Day--That comes 9 months before Christmas:

The Christmas / New Year season’s faith-friendly months give us an easy, natural opportunity to rediscover the traditional March 25th Annunciation honoring Christ’s conception, and its historical link to both holidays.  Mailing labels, gift tags, Christmas cards, calendars, e-mail signatures and web banners can remind us: Christmas comes a symbolic 9 months after Annunciation Day, long celebrated as a March 25th New Year’s Day.  Follow @March25info for ideas and free downloads.

Share the Annunciation’s New-Year/Christmas Connection

A Blessed Annunciation+9 months=A Merry Christmas

Incarnation Mar.25 ~ Celebrate ~ Dec.25 Nativity

 

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Our Mystery of the Months Banner puts Annunciation Day in the Context of Calendar History, and can be shared any time anywhere especially with those interested in word origins or trivia.  It's particularly relevant in January when we begin a new calendar year, and from September through December as it explains why the numerical meaning of those months is two months off from their calendar order.

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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"Mystery Of The Months:  Hints of history are all around us. The past leaves prints and our calendar contains intriguing cultural clues.  4 months are named for Latin ordinal numbers--September, October, November and December stand for 7, 8, 9 & 10--yet we know them as the 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th months of the year.  What's behind this odd 2-month discrepancy? Their names date from an ancient 10-month Roman calendar year that began in March.  2 millennia later the names still worked even in a 12-month year, for the Middle-Ages celebrated New Year’s on the March 25th Annunciation Day–exactly 9 months before Christmas, it marked the feast of Christ's conception/Incarnation. March 25th continued as New Year’s Day until adoption of the Gregorian calendar, completed by the mid-1700’s."

 

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Our Happy New Year Banner Combines Festive Symbols with a Brief History of New Year's Day Including the Annunciation's Former Position of Prominence Honored for Centuries as the First of the Year

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyNewYearBannerWithAnnunciationConnectionStarsConfetti.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

January 1st became the start of the new year in 2nd-century-BC Rome. In the Middle Ages New Year's Day was celebrated 9 months before Christmas on the March 25th Annunciation feast of Christ's conception.  By the 1600s nations began adopting the Gregorian calendar returning New Year's to the 1st of January.

CELEBRATE

Each New Year's Day

 

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Our Lent/Easter Season Banner in Soft Sea-Glass Colors Highlights the March 25th Calendar Link Between Annunciation and Good Friday -- Reinforce the Tradition of Sending Easter Greetings while Raising Awareness of the Annunciation -- Easter is the Fourth Most Popular Holiday for Greeting Cards Providing a Natural Opportunity and Timely Reminder to Also Celebrate the Annunciation at this Same Time of Year

 

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/EastersGoodFridayAnnunciationConnectionBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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EASTER  &  ANNUNCIATION

Two Spring Holy Days

... by design according to an early Christian tradition of March 25th as the date of Christ’s death on Good Friday and his conception at the Annunciation, with 9 months added to get Dec. 25 for Christmas. Though Easter’s date varies and the Annunciation is delayed in some years, this practice keeps the feast of Christ’s Resurrection close to the feast of His divine conception.

 

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If The Feast Has Just Passed Our Happy April Fools' Day Banner Gives the Annunciation's Historical Connection to the April 1st Merriment -- Ideal to Share With Others in a Secular Context or Who May Be More Open to History than a Specifically Religious Greeting

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AprilFoolsDayWithAnnunciationConnectionBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

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Happy April Fools' Day:  Springtime is traditionally a season for mirth, but the most prominent theory for the origin of April Fools' Day is that it marks the end of the week-long celebration of the old New Year's Day, which until the 18th century was still widely observed on the March 25th Annunciation Day feast of Christ's conception (9 months before Christmas).  The New Year festivities extended into the next month–April 1st also known­­ as All Fools' Day

 

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Another April Fools' Day Banner Gives a Lighthearted Christian-Directed Message To "Be A Fool For Christ" Along With A Brief History of the Day and Its Link to the Annunciation~Ideal for April Fools' Day or the last week of March to give some slightly belated recognition to the feast day

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AprilFoolsDayWithAnnunciationConnectionBaFool4ChristBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AprilFoolsDayWithAnnunciationConnectionBaFool4ChristBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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April Fools' Day:  Beyond spring as a season for fun, the main theory of its origin is that it dates back to the change from the old New Year observed on the March 25th Annunciation Feast of Christ's conception 9 months before Christmas.  When nations began adopting the January 1st New Year in the 1500's, people who refused to abandon the March 25 New Year and its week-long celebration lasting to April 1 were called April Fools–but is it foolish to celebrate the Incarnation for a whole week?  Be A Fool For Christ

 

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If the Feast Day has Recently Passed, the "Calendar Quiz" Banner can be Used Anytime, But is Particularly Appropriate for April Fools' Day/Tax Season as it Notes the Annunciation's Connection to Both.  (It's also ideal to share in secular-settings where overtly religious topics are disallowed or with friends more likely to be interested in the feast's historical/secular impact)

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CalendarQuizMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CalendarQuizMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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CALENDAR QUIZ ON THE ORIGIN OF:

New Year’s Day in March?

England’s Tax Year Ending in Spring?

An "All Fools’ Day" in April?

WHAT IS THE COMMON BOND?

The March 25th Annunciation feast of Christ’s conception (9 months before Christmas) was the pre-18th-century New Year’s Day whose week-long festivities lasted to the 1st of the next month, which became known as April (All) Fools’ Day.  Britain’s tax-year ends on April 5, which, minus the 11 extra days of our Gregorian calendar, is March 25.

 

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Our Immaculate Conception Banner Distinguishes this December 8th Feast of Mary's Conception from the March 25th Annunciation Feast of Christ's Conception--the two are often confused and the text of this graphic uses the feast dates themselves as a memory aid.  The banner can be used for the December 8th feast and also 9 months later for the feast of Mary's birth on September 8th~both dates present opportunities to clear up misconceptions about these Marian feasts while presenting information on the feast of Christ's conception and how it too is celebrated 9 months before the December 25th feast of his birth.

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Dec8MarysImmaculateConception9MosB4HerBirthFeastAsWithChristsConceptionAndBirthFeasts.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Dec8MarysImmaculateConception9MosB4HerBirthFeastAsWithChristsConceptionAndBirthFeasts.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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 "THE 8TH OF DECEMBER FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY--Nine Months Before the Feast of Mary’s Birth on the 8th of September:  Although Immaculate Conception refers to the Catholic teaching that God created the Virgin Mother free of original sin at her natural conception, it is often mistaken for Christ's divine conception by the Holy Spirit on the day of the angel's Annunciation--God becoming man, called The Incarnation.  To distinguish between them think of the names for Christ’s conception feast--Conceptio Christi, Festum Incarnationis and now, the Annunciation.  The easy way to remember:  Christ's March 25 conception feast is logically observed a pregnancy length 9 months before the December 25 feast of His birth.  The feasts for Mary's conception (Dec. 8) and birth (Sep. 8) are also 9 months apart, so knowing one will reveal the other."

 

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Our Prayer To Christ Unborn Banner Highlights Christ's Conception as the Moment of Incarnation and Invites Meditation on the Nine Months of His Hidden Life Before Birth ~ Includes a Notation on the Significance of the Annunciation Feast Date

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

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HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PrayerToChristUnbornMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PrayerToChristUnbornMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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PRAYER TO CHRIST UNBORN

Dear Lord Jesus in the womb of Blessed Virgin Mary, before your birth You filled the unborn Baptist with the joy of the Holy Spirit. Inspire us to see You in every unborn child. Grant us the perseverance to defend vulnerable human life from abortion, abandonment, experimentation, and all violations. Fill us with reverence for the moment of your Incarnation in Nazareth when the Word became flesh. Amen.

Lk 1:15, 30-44;  '94 CCC pass. 717, 486, 495

FEAST OF THE ANNUNCIATION~MARCH 25TH~9 MONTHS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The pre-Gregorian New Year’s Day once named for Christ's conception/Incarnation (Conceptio Christi; Festum Incarnationis) is now the "Day of the Unborn Child"!

 

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Our Prayer To Christ In His Hidden And Public Life Banner Begins With Christ's Prenatal Life In Context as Part of His "Hidden Life" ~ Includes a Notation on the Significance of the Annunciation Feast Date

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PrayerToChristInHisHiddenAndPublicLifeMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PrayerToChristInHisHiddenAndPublicLifeMar25AnnunciationBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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PRAYER to CHRIST IN HIS HIDDEN AND PUBLIC LIFE

Christ in the womb of Mary, save the unborn and bless their defenders. Christ the child, shield the innocent and uphold those who guide them. Christ the adolescent, lead our impressionable youth and sanctify their role models. Christ the worker, strengthen all who toil for subsistence and inspire fairness and honesty in the workplace. Christ the teacher, help us learn charity, gratitude, and forgiveness in place of indulgence, ignorance, and arrogance. Christ the healer, imbue the medical and scientific community with a full respect for every human life. Christ crucified, comfort the afflicted and soften hardened hearts. Christ resurrected, save us all. Amen.

9 MONTHS BEFORE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATE THE MARCH 25 ANNUNCIATION FEAST OF CHRIST’S CONCEPTION/INCARNATION

~THE OLD NEW YEAR’S DAY~NOW "DAY OF THE UNBORN CHILD!"

 

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A Plus Nine Banner in Sherbet Colors Invites Us To "Remember 2 Think +9…Because Babies R Born 9 Months Old In Real Time" -- Text Includes a Mention of FirstDay Celebrations and Annunciation Day, Along With an Old Irish Saying That a Newborn is "Nine Months Old By His Mother's Time."

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PlusNine_Newborns9monthsOldInRealTime_FirstDaysBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/PlusNine_Newborns9monthsOldInRealTime_FirstDaysBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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REMEMBER TO THINK +9

BECAUSE BABIES ARE BORN

9 MONTHS OLD...IN REAL TIME

The "Plus Nine" awareness outreach of modern Malta calls to mind an old Irish saying a newborn is "9 months old by his mother's time."  We can see this fact in the "corrected age" doctors use to assess premature infants born younger than full-term.  It's just common sense–as are the recent FirstDay celebrations 9 months before birthdays, like the historic Annunciation Day honored for centuries on March 25th as New Year's Day and now as "Day Of The Unborn Child" 9 months before Christmas.

 

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The Plus-Nine--Remember We Are Born 9 Months Old" BlackLight Banner Adds the Positive Message "You Matter From Conception" in Florescent-Glow Colors.

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Plus9_YouMatterFromConception_BannerBlackLightDesign.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Plus9_YouMatterFromConception_BannerBlackLightDesign.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

+9:  Remember, We Are Born 9 Months Old–Because You Matter, From Conception–PLUS NINE

 

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Our Happy FirstDay Banner Presents a Simple Greeting and Positive Message to Celebrate a FirstDay 9 Months Before a BirthDay in Cheerful Colors with an Acorn Motif

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDayBannerCelebrate9MosBeforeBirthDay.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDayBannerCelebrate9MosBeforeBirthDay.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Happy FirstDay!

CELEBRATE!

9 Months

Before Your

BirthDay

 

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Our Celebrate Your FirstDay…Just As You Do, Nine Months Before, On Your BirthDay Banner in a Quiet Driftwood and Sun-Bleached Pastels Palette Serves as a Gentle Invitation to this Yearly Practice ~ Includes the text: "Like the tiny plant that rests inside a seed, we begin our lives small and in secret, hidden from the eyes of the world. "

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDay9MosB4BirthdayBannerWithSeedSimile.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDay9MosB4BirthdayBannerWithSeedSimile.jpgwidth=397 border=0></A>

 

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CELEBRATE YOUR FIRST-DAY ...

Just As You Do

9 Months Before On

Your Birth-Day

... Like the tiny plant that rests inside a seed, we begin our lives small and in secret, hidden from the eyes of the world

 

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Our Celebrate FirstDays Like BirthDays Banner in a Bold Splash of Caribbean Colors Gives a Short But Sweet Explanation of How to Celebrate a First Day--Using March 25 and December 25 as an Example of Choosing the Day 9 Months Before a Birthday

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CelebrateFirstDaysLikeBirthdaysBannerWithInfoInCaribbeanColors.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/CelebrateFirstDaysLikeBirthdaysBannerWithInfoInCaribbeanColors.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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CELEBRATE FirstDays LIKE BirthDays!

A FirstDay is usually celebrated a symbolic 9 months before a birthday (Quick Tip: it’s the same as 3 months after).  For example, if your BirthDay is December 25, your FirstDay is March 25.  This FirstDay date can be adjusted Forward for preemies or back for babies born late, & when the original due date is known, free on-line pregnancy calculators can figure the conception day.  Just remember to:

DO SOMETHING SPECIAL!

 

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Our Acorn & Oak Tree--Happy First Day/+9 Banner Uses the Botany Lessons We All Learned in School as a Common Starting Point to Promote "First Day" Celebrations and "Plus Nine" Awareness

 

 

 [NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AcornAndOakTreeHappyFirstDayWeAreBornPlus9_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AcornAndOakTreeHappyFirstDayWeAreBornPlus9_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Some say, "An acorn is not an oak tree."  But remember what we learned in school–that beneath the surface of the seed is a tiny plant seed with little seed leaves called cotyledons–the same plant we recognize when full grown–an oak tree.  A good garden encyclopedia will tell us that germination (when the sprout pokes through) isn’t the first stage of plant growth–just the first part we can easily see.  It’s like hatching–or birth.  So the next time you see an acorn, think of the baby oak tree inside, and remember to celebrate your First Day ~ 9 months before your birthday.  Happy FirstDay!  We Are Born +9

 

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Our Count From Conception--Because You Count From Conception Banner Shows Children the Value of Their Prenatal Lives With a Colorful Countdown from Their FirstDay to Their BirthDay Encouraging Celebration of Both Dates and Awareness of the #Plus9 Idea

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Plus9_FirstDays_CountFromConceptionBecauseYouCountFromConception_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Plus9_FirstDays_CountFromConceptionBecauseYouCountFromConception_Banner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Kids like to think they’re "older"–

and they really are ! : +9  Months!  #Plus9

COUNT FROM CONCEPTION

BECAUSE YOU COUNT

FROM CONCEPTION

You Have 2 Days To Celebrate:  Your FirstDay >1>2>3>4>5>6>7>8>9 Your BirthDay

 

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The April 7 Annunciation Banner Raises Awareness of the Alternate Date Used Each Year By Julian Calendar and Armenian Orthodox Churches, Plus Those Churches That May Transfer the Feast to This Day In Specific Years When There is a Lent/Easter Conflict--See The Ecumenical Celebration Page for More on the April 7th Annunciation Tradition

 

 

[NOTE:  In addition to the web applications described below, you can also download an MS Word template to print the graphic as envelope seals/stickers or top-fold invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For stickers/seals right-click HERE to save the file and print on Avery 48863 (or 5163-template) labels (available at Wal-Mart and office supply stores), or try full sheet labels, or plain paper with a sticker machine.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each half down; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.  For small signs (standard 8 1/2 x 11 in. size for bulletin boards, fliers, etc.) right-click HERE and save and print (landscape orientation) on white paper or cardstock--click HERE for instructions to make a stand-up tent-style sign for prayer card displays and literature/refreshment tables.]

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Apr7AltAnnunciationDateBanner4JulianCalendarAndArmenianPlusChurchesThatTransfer.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/Apr7AltAnnunciationDateBanner4JulianCalendarAndArmenianPlusChurchesThatTransfer.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

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NOTICE: OUR "ANNUNCIATION" WILL BE APRIL 7

Generally celebrated March 25th, 9 months before Dec. 25, the Annunciation Feast of Christ’s Conception is observed April 7th not only by churches that celebrate the Jan. 7 old calendar Christmas, but also Armenian Orthodox 9 months minus one day before their Jan. 6 combined Christmas/Theophany feast.  Moreover, in years with Lent/Easter conflicts many churches transfer their regular March 25th feast (honored for centuries as the old New Year’s Day) to another day that month or the next.  So for all those who observe the day this April...

WE JOIN IN CELEBRATING THE INCARNATION

The Alternate Date Banner Below Is Used For 2016 When Catholic and Other Churches Transfer The Annunciation Feast Date to April 4th Due to a Lent/Easter Conflict with the Usual March 25th Date.  As the Rules Used by Catholic, Episcopalian, Anglican, and Lutheran Churches On How and When to Move the Date Vary (See The Ecumenical Celebration Page for Details), Banners for All The Most Likely Dates From Early March to Early April Will Be Included in the Photos Section of Our Page at facebook.com/AnnunciationDayMarch25 and Banners For Transfer Dates To Be Used in the Current Year Will Also Be Tweeted Via @March25info as the Day Approaches.  (Files to print note cards, sticker labels, and a sign are only available for the April 7th alternate date banner above, which can be used every year for Julian calendar churches and others that use this date for the Annunciation -- if your church has transferred the feast to different date you are welcome to use the files as templates and replace the images by right-clicking/saving and inserting the desired Facebook page graphic to print your own, or simply use them on the web as e-greetings).

 

 

HTML Code:  To insert the banner above linked or un-linked directly with HTML, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions below for details).

 

HTML code for linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationTransferredDateBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the banner above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=206 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationTransferredDateBanner.jpg" width=397 border=0></A>

 

 

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The "What" and "Why" of Web Banners

 

Basically, a banner is an image with text and/or graphics that attracts attention far more than plain text alone.  A web banner can be used in blogs, your personal websites, or in e-mail "signatures" so it will be included at the bottom of everything you send out.  Banners in e-mail are particularly effective as they have the potential to "travel" via forwards.  The banner image can be saved/downloaded as a picture to be used in e-mails and websites as with photos, but usually it is linked to the homepage of a website that provides more information.  This hyperlinked (clickable) "banner" is created either directly with an HTML code that links the banner image to the website, or by downloading and inserting the image and then linking it to the website.  The codes on this page offer both a linked and non-linked option.  (The codes include the URL location/filename of the banner graphic, the desired size/proportion of the banner, and the linked option also includes the homepage URL for the link.)

 

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Using the Banner in your E-mails, Website, and Blogging:

 

An unlinked banner can be inserted with an html code, or by right-clicking the banner image to save/download it as a picture and then using it as you would a photo.  A linked banner can be created in two ways -- by directly inserting the HTML code, or by inserting just the banner image and then linking it to the desired homepage in a separate step by adding/inserting a hyperlink.  Website software allows both methods.  A blog or e-mail signature may only have one option, and some may only allow insertion of an unlinked picture/graphic you have previously saved.  If your program allows only the unlinked image, you can type the full text of the website address below the picture once inserted -- http://dayoftheunbornchild.com -- most programs (even those that only allow plain-text signatures) will automatically link the text of a complete web address.

 

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"Add A Banner" Instructions

 

E-Mail Signatures (General Instructions):

 

Websites (General Instructions)

 

Blogs/Boards/Forums (Tips)

 

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Adding Banners to E-mail Signatures -- General Instructions: 

 

If you add a banner as a "signature" (sometimes called "custom stationery") in your settings options the banner will appear in every e-mail you compose (you may also be able to specify that it be included in forwards and replies).  Most popular e-mail programs such as Hotmail/Outlook, Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, & Doteasy allow graphics to be used in e-mail signatures and you can change these seasonally. 

 

General instructions for most programs:  Use the help screens for your e-mail program -- specifically the settings for composing e-mail, which should include signatures.  For most e-mail software/programs a signature is created/added by changing your "settings" or "options" and then choosing the "compose" and/or "personal e-mail signature" option.  You will have to turn on the HTML option for the signature before pasting in one of the codes for the graphics on this page.  The HTML option may be in a drop down menu with Plain and Rich Text options, or be indicated by a symbol such as less-than/more-than bracket < or > on/off toggles.  Select HTML mode/format to turn on HTML mode and then to insert the graphic in your signature, paste in one of the codes below the graphics on this page.

 

Note: Some programs will allow you to copy and paste a linked banner image into the Rich Text signature window (even if they don't allow direct insertion of HTML code in signatures). 

 

Rich Text mode alternate method:  If your e-mail program doesn't have HTML but has a Rich Text option, you may be able to use this method:  Turn on Rich Text mode, then right-click an image on this page to select copy, and then paste it in your e-mail signature settings window.

 

Insert Picture/File Signature method:  If your e-mail signature won't accept these methods, you may be able to use the banner in your signature as an unlinked image (as with a photo), or insert the image and link it separately.  In this case you will right click the banner image on this page and save the picture to your computer, and then place the image in the signature window with the insert "picture" or "file" option.  If you used "insert picture" you may be able to hyperlink it in a separate step by clicking the image in the signature box and then clicking the link option to add our website address.  If there is no link option, you can always add the website address -- http://dayoftheunbornchild.com -- under the banner image as a line of text.  (Nearly all e-mail programs will automatically hyperlink a typed website address -- this will work even in signatures that allow plain text only.) 

 

NOTE:  If for any reason you need to delete the banner when composing a specific e-mail, in most programs you can just click on the banner in your compose window and then delete -- it will be deleted from only the e-mail you are sending.

 

A few e-mail programs only allow plain text signatures or no signatures at all.  However, nearly all e-mail programs can receive, display and forward HTML, so you can create an e-mail to use as a template with the "Reply" option as follows:

 

E-Mail Banner Template for programs with no signatures or plain-text-only signatures:

 

Right-click a linked banner or e-card on this page and select "Copy" and then right click it again to save it to your desktop with the "save as" option. 

Then open a new email and use the right-click paste option to paste the image into the window -- if the image will not paste into the window, try to insert it as a photo or in-line attachment, using insert options and the file you saved to desktop.

Then send this e-mail to your own e-mail address with an identifying subject line, and check your inbox to make sure it was received and that the graphic is included.  Keep this e-mail in your inbox -- use your e-mail program's mark or flag option to mark it as important and keep it near the top.  Then you can easily find and use it as your template whenever you want to send an e-mail that includes the banner -- simply use the "Reply" option and delete any unwanted reply-text between your new text and the graphic, and then type in your new "Subject" and "To" lines.  First, send a test e-mail by typing your own e-mail address in the "To" field (or an alternate e-mail you use) -- make sure the graphic is received in your test e-mail (if not change your settings for how replies are sent so they include the full original message with graphics).

 

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Add Our Banner to Your Website:

 

If you are comfortable editing your website in HTML mode, simply switch to HTML mode and insert the code in the body of your web page where you want it to appear.  Save your HTML changes and check the banner's positioning -- you may want to select the banner and add a centering command or adjust its size/position.  Upload your page and then visit your site to see if the banner/link is visible and working and is placed where you want it.

 

If you don't want to work directly in HTML, you can add the banner to your webpage as follows: 

 

While connected to the Internet, right click the image at the top of this page to download/save it -- for location choose the folder where you keep the files for your website.  Then open your webpage file with the program you use to edit it, and insert this picture/image file where you want it to appear.  Once inserted, right-click the image to add a hyperlink -- http://dayoftheunbornchild.com -- then save your page, and upload both your edited webpage and the image file you saved.

 

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Using a Banner in Blogs, Forums and Message Boards:

 

Many blogs, on-line forums and message boards allow insertion of a graphic image or HTML code in posts -- some may allow you to include it in a personal "signature" so it will appear in all your posts.  However, if you are posting in someone else's blog or board, this may require special permission from the administrator.  If you are unsure of a particular forum's rules regarding posts that include graphics or HTML banners, please read the terms/guidelines for that blog/board or contact the administrator.  If the blog only prohibits linked banners, use the code for an un-linked banner, or use the instructions for downloading/saving the banner image and inserting it as a picture.

 

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Free Easy E-cards

Just send an E-mail to Mar25Dec25ecard@DayOfTheUnbornChild.com to have our dual-season e-card (scroll down to view this and other designs) sent straight to your inbox to forward to one or more of your e-mail contacts for the Annunciation in March or use it as your e-mail Christmas card to friends and family.  The E-card section below also includes e-cards for Easter (and its link to March 25), Annunciation Day (2 versions with a carnation design), and an all-ages First-Day card for celebrating conception dates, as well as the Christmas/Annunciation E-card.  For a New Year's Day card print the New Year's Day banner file for notecards, or use the graphic for e-greetings.

 

(Note:  Your e-card should be received within a few days -- if not, make sure your e-mail filter is not catching it in the spam or junk folder, and adjust your safe sender, or whitelist to receive e-mails from the domain dayoftheunbornchild.com -- then try again.)

 

After you receive it, if you can't see the image you may see a prompting to display images from this address -- choose "always display" option if available. 

 

When you click "forward" you may want to delete the "FW" subject and type your own -- you can also delete the header in the body of the e-mail and type your own greeting (this will personalize the card and make it look less like a forward).

 

Keep the e-mail in your inbox or move to a special e-mail folder to forward again for the next Christmas or Annunciation greeting.  If you keep it in your inbox, your e-mail program may allow you to flag or mark it to keep it on top for future use.

 

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Our Dual-Season E-card Links the Annunciation to Christmas as "Happy HolyDays" (with an added reminder of the greeting's real meaning).  The design encompasses both spring and winter.  Gold, bells, candles, ribbons and a table set with crystal are festive for any occasion.  The holly and glistening tree trimmings evoke Christmas, while pink buds and a red-breasted bird hint at the springtime feast of the Annunciation.

 

PRINT VERSION  -- CARDS/POSTCARDS:  [In addition to the E-card applications, you can also download an MS Word file to print this graphic as invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each in half; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.]

 

 

HTML Code:  If you prefer to insert the e-card html code yourself, linked or unlinked, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions above for details on how to use it (in e-mails for ex.).

 

HTML code for linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/ChristmasAnnunciationEcardForMar25Dec25.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/ChristmasAnnunciationEcardForMar25Dec25.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

A Blessed Annunciation

= 9 Months =

A Merry Christmas

HAPPY HOLY DAYS

Mar.25 & Dec. 25

CELEBRATE!

 

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Easter's Annunciation/Good Friday Connection E-Card -- A Timely Opportunity to Share Information on the March 25th Feast in the Same Lent/Eastertide Season it is Celebrated.  Easter is also the fourth most popular occasion for greeting cards, making it ideal for faith-oriented posting and sharing.

 

PRINT VERSION  -- CARDS/POSTCARDS: [In addition to the E-card applications, you can also download an MS Word file to print this graphic as invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For note-cards right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each in half; the same note-card file can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.]

 

 

HTML Code:  If you prefer to insert the e-card html code yourself, linked or unlinked, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions above for details on how to use it (in e-mails for ex.).

 

HTML code for linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/EasterEcardWithAnnunciationGoodFridayConnection.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/EasterEcardWithAnnunciationGoodFridayConnection.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Easter-Tide Blessings

Feasts of Spring:

Celebrating The Resurrection

in Light of The Annunciation

The Easter-tide (Paschal-tide) season lasts 40 days or more ~ "tide" means "time."  It ends on Ascension Day or the following Sunday on Pentecost (White/Whit-Sunday), perhaps extending an extra week to Trinity Sunday.  But the central Christian feast of the Annunciation is also set near Easter by design according to an early tradition noted by St. Augustine:  that March 25th is both the date of Christ’s death on Good Friday and also His conception at the Annunciation (adding 9 months placed Christmas at December 25th).  This practice keeps the Easter feast of Christ's Resurrection close to the Annunciation feast of His Conception~the INCARNATION.

 

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Symbolic Floral Cards Below Feature The Carnation (Meaning Flesh-Colored Flower) For The Annunciation Feast Of The Incarnation--When The Word Became Flesh.  To Send These Ecards Please See Codes Below & Instructions, Or send an E-mail to Mar25Dec25ecard@DayOfTheUnbornChild.com (when the reply to your e-mail arrives delete any text/graphics you don't want and forward to family/friends in your email-address-book contact list, adding your own greeting if desired)

 

For more about using carnations to celebrate the March 25th feast, click this link to our "ideas" page.

 

PRINT VERSION  -- CARDS/POSTCARDS:  [In addition to the E-card applications, you can also download an MS Word file to print this graphic as invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For note-cards, right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each side in half; the same note-card files can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.]

 

 

HTML Code:  To use the html code for the e-card above, linked or unlinked, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions above for details on how to use it (in e-mails for ex.).

 

HTML code for linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=378 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBlessingsCarnationPhoto.JPG" width=250 border=0></A>

 

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=378 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/AnnunciationBlessingsCarnationPhoto.JPG" width=250 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

ANNUNCIATION BLESSINGS

Feast of The

INCARNATION

March 25

9 MONTHS BEFORE CHRISTMAS

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PRINT VERSION  -- CARDS/POSTCARDS:  [In addition to the E-card applications, you can also download an MS Word file to print this graphic as invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For note-cards, right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each side in half; the same note-card files can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.]

 

 

HTML Code:  To use the html code for the e-card above, linked or unlinked, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions above for details on how to use it -- in e-mails for ex.).

 

HTML code for linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=378 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyAnnunciationCarnationGraphic.JPG" width=250 border=0></A>

 

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=378 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyAnnunciationCarnationGraphic.JPG" width=250 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Happy Annunciation Day!

the March 25th Feast of the

INCARNATION

(Christ's Conception)

The Old New Year's Day

9 Months Before Christmas

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A Happy FirstDay Card for All Ages with Acorn Motif -- Send to Friends/Family 9 Months Before Their Birthdays -- for more info on celebrating FirstDays Click HERE.

 

PRINT VERSION  -- CARDS/POSTCARDS:  [In addition to the E-card applications below, you can also download an MS Word file to print this graphic as invitation-size note-cards/postcards.  For note-cards, right-click HERE and save and print, then cut page in half between the images and fold each side in half; the same note-card files can print postcards--just print, then flip/turn to print again in the blank half of sheet, and cut in quarters.]

 

 

HTML Code:  If you prefer to insert the e-card html code yourself, linked or unlinked, select/highlight the entire code-string in the appropriate text box below by clicking/dragging your mouse, (or use Shift and the cursor arrows) -- then right click and choose COPY.  Then to insert, right click and PASTE.  (See instructions above for details on how to use it (in e-mails for ex.).

 

HTML code for linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A href="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/" target="new"><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDayConceptionDateEcardWithAcornAndInfo.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

HTML code for un-linked version of the e-card above is as follows:

 

<A><IMG height=716 src="http://dayoftheunbornchild.com/HappyFirstDayConceptionDateEcardWithAcornAndInfo.jpg" width=400 border=0></A>

 

Text Used in Graphic (can be used with translation tools): 

 

Happy FirstDay!

…Like the tiny plant that rests inside a seed, we begin our lives small and in secret, hidden from the eyes of the world

CELEBRATE

Your Conception Date!

Each year 9 Months Before your Birthday

or 266 days before your mom's original due date

Hint: It's quicker & easier to count forward~

3 months after a full-term birthday or

99 days after the first due date

 

 

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Page Updated 8/26/17