As regular blog readers will know, I am never organised enough to do cards and gave in a few years ago. Instead I once again offer a video Greetings card to you all.
In this one, there are various images of the visit of the Archangel Gabriel to Mary as described in Luke 1.26-38.
It has made me think too of the great poem by Nicola Slee (available in The Book of Mary - recommended purchase!):
Fiat (Luke 1:38)
I uttered myself
I claimed my voice
I was not afraid to question
I held my ground
I made my yes
looking straight into the angel's eyes
(any slave girl could have been beaten or raped for less)
There was no mastery here
Nothing was taken from me
Everything was given
Here I am:
Consider it, if you will as an invitation to listen out for God this Christmas and an encouragement to find your YES.