Happy Birthday!

I have not kept in touch with my brother as much as I would like. With his birthday being next week, I decided I wanted to design and create a personalized card that at a quick glance showcased a typical birthday theme; however, a closer look would reveal a deeper meaning. The candlestick coming out of the cupcake is made from type which comes from the following verse out of John 8:12.BD-1

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”       

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I created the textured background to have a feeling of darkness; while the birthday cupcake and candle resemble the light of life – in the sense that a birthday is the annual reminder that we were created. As the years pass, we are faced with the reality of our past, present, and future choices – we have the free will to choose the light of life.

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Published in: on February 24, 2008 at 5:20 am  Leave a Comment  
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