While many symbols of the Easter season include cute baby animals, the religious significance of this Christian religious holiday is also reflected in many other symbolic ways. From a cross to Easter lilies and daffodils, these symbols placed on Easter-themed greeting cards can convey the meaning of the holiday to those who celebrate it. Renewal, purity and rebirth are all themes prevalent in Easter celebrations.
The cross is perhaps the most recognised symbol in Christian religions. Symbolising the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, it plays a strong roll in Easter ceremonies. Creating a card using the cross immediately brings to mind rebirth, and is an appropriate design for a religious Easter card. The cross can also be accompanied by lilies, daffodils or tulips, all spring flowers that represent new life.
Easter lilies are prevalent throughout the celebration of the Easter holiday. One of the earliest spring flowers, it symbolises rebirth and renewal, while the white colour represents the purity of Jesus. A handmade card can easily be made using a rubber or acrylic stamp of a lily. A single lily plant stamped on a white card, with light green and yellow watercolour pen highlights, can create an elegant card. A spray of lilies surrounding an empty cross is also appropriate on a religious Easter card.
Lamb and Spring Flowers
The symbol of a lamb represents Jesus and his title "Lamb of God." A design that features a lamb surrounded by daffodils and tulips would be appropriate on a religious Easter card. Spring flowers represent new life, and the combination of the two icons symbolises the resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death.
One of the lesser-known symbols that can be used on an Easter card is that of a butterfly. The butterfly's life represents the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Stamps and die cuts can be used on an Easter card as additional embellishments or background for text with wishes for a peaceful Easter.