'In The Bleak Midwinter' by Christina Rossetti

'In The Bleak Midwinter' by Christina Rossetti


‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ by Christina Rossetti


Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894) was one of the foremost poets of the nineteenth century and author of numerous books of poetry, including Goblin Market and other Poems (1862), The Prince’s Progress (1866), A Pageant (1881), and The Face of the Deep (1882).


‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ or ‘A Christmas Carol’ was first published in 1872 and is one of her best-known short poems.  It was set to music by a number of composers including Gustav Holst and Harold Darke, and most recently Rebecca Dale, whose settings have made it a much-loved and popular carol.


The artist Stephen Raw, www.stephenraw.com, who created the beautiful cover design for this card, is based in Manchester and renowned for his art and designs using lettering. ‘Fundamental to all my artwork,’ Stephen says, ‘is a love of language and how that language is given a visual dimension through signs we simply call letters: never-failing sources of inspiration. Letters are images in themselves and, for me, that’s more than enough to be getting on with.’



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  • The words inside...

    A Christmas Carol


    In the bleak midwinter

    Frosty wind made moan,

    Earth stood still as iron,

    Water like a stone;

    Snow had fallen, snow on snow,

    Snow on snow,

    In the bleak midwinter

    Long ago.




    by Christina Rossetti (1830 - 1894)

  • Some small details about this card

    Small letter stamp in UK. 

    Hand-embossed envelope. 

    Card, envelope and sleeve can be recycled. 

    Card sourced from paper mill in the Lake District, UK.