“Money for Heaven” Poster

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Black and white poster of an ornately carved headstone featuring a cross and crown, with the “IHS” symbol in the crown’s middle. Lilies and ivy surround the cross and crown, and a drape hangs over all. A perfectly beautiful way to help focus on your spiritual and financial priorities.

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Your poster will be printed on classic poster paper especially for you after you order.

(Posters print without watermarks. I include those on web images so that no matter where they end up, people will be able to find my website.)

Posters ship rolled in a tube directly from my printmaker.

Benefits of this method include:

* You have more to choose from.

* You receive a brand-new poster, not a dusty relic warehoused for who-knows-how-long.

* Your order is environmentally sustainable because:

~ Resources are used only to create posters people want.

~ Eliminating warehouse space conserves energy.

~ Less shipping trips mean less impact from transportation.

Good for you, good for the planet!

Symbolism

This beautiful, ornate headstone belongs to Kate Malone Sullivan, who was born in Ireland in 1840 and died in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1901. The back of her headstone is almost as ornate as the front, which is unusual.

Located in Atlanta’s Oakland Cemetery, the headstone was carved by the Crouch Marble & Granite Company, which supplied many other grave markers and mausoleums there.

The sheer amount of Victorian motifs carved into the stone are impressive. Those visible in this photo include:

* The crown and cross - sovereignty of the Lord

* Lilies - purity, innocence

* IHS (the symbol in the middle of the cross) - first three letters of Jesus’ name in Greek

* Drapes - mourning, death; in Victorian Atlanta, drapes with heavy tassels also signified worldly success

* Ivy - immortality, fidelity, undying affection, symbol of the Trinity

What intrigues me most about this headstone is the IHS symbol, which looks strikingly like a U.S. dollar sign.

While this resemblance likely isn’t intentional, its combination with the cross and crown brings to mind the complex intertwining of money, religion, and politics throughout history.

I’m sure there must be at least a few long papers or books on that topic, and it’s a bit much to get into here.

I will share a few questions for you to ponder, though:

* What’s the relationship between money and your spirituality?

* Is the way you spend money aligned with your needs?

* Is the way you spend money aligned with your values?

* When you think about money, what leaps to mind?

* What, if anything, do you need to change about the way you think of or handle money?