Angels Watching Over New Bern - 3rd in Series Limited Edition New Bern Ornament
This 3rd in a series of New Bern Ornaments was designed by New Bern Artist, Janet Dixon. Limited to an Edition of 700 ornaments, it has been the best selling item ever sold at Jan's Hallmark.
The 1st in a Series ornament, "Christmas at Tryon Palace" was a limited edition of 300 and sold out.
The 2nd in the Series, "Santa Comes to New Bern" was limited to 500 and sold out three weeks before Christmas.
While we still have a small quantity of the 3rd in a series left to sell, we have sold over 650 of these inspiring and beautiful ornaments.
Artist's Statement and inspiration for "Angels Watching Over New Bern"
In September 2018, Hurricane Florence hit the coast of Eastern North Carolina. It was a devastating storm causing unprecedented flooding and destruction. People are still struggling to get their lives back to normal. Yet, it could have been much worse. Initially, the hurricane was headed directly for New Bern and was projected to be a Category 4 or 5. Thankfully, it turned and weakened to a category 2 by the time it hit landfall eighty miles south. It seemed that angels truly were watching over New Bern.
After the storm, the people of New Bern pulled together with neighbor loving neighbor and reaching out to each other, In addition, thousands of people from all over the country, church groups, Christian organizations, and other groups, came to New Bern to help New Bern get past the initial destruction. They took charge in many areas and helped clear the mess left by the storm so that rebuilding could begin. Some groups are still in New Bern, continuing efforts to get our city back to normal. It felt like angels, trough caring and compassionate people, continued to watch over New Bern.
This is the inspiration for this ornament. This ornament conveys the Christmas spirit of hope and goodwill. We, the people of New Bern, also know that while we have been through a difficult season, we have not gone through it alone.
Janet Dixon, Artist
At least 10% from the sale of this ornament will be donated to Eight Days of Hope, a non-denominational Christian organization dedicated to bringing hope and healing of people whose lives have been impacted by natural disasters. If you would like to find out more about Eight Days of Hope, go to eightdaysofhope.com
In years past we have always sold out, so be sure to come get your ornament today!