Christmas subway art {free download}

***printable has been edited to read “For unto us a child is born…” to match the KJV of the scripture***

Christmas decorations start going up the day after Thanksgiving at our house, and this year I decided I needed a few new decor items. Since I love subway art I put together a Christmas sign with the Bible verse that begins “For unto us a son is born” from Isaiah. I played with fonts and sizes for a while until I came up with a combination I was happy with in gradually darkening gold (gold and turquoise are my current Christmas colors). I also made turquoise and red versions, and all three are available for free download at the end of the post.

I like having something that speaks to the true meaning of Christmas in a central location in my home. (The stars on that garland are homemade cinnamon ornaments – fun and easy and they make the house smell great!)

My sign is printed as a 16×20, then trimmed down a smidge and adhered to an inexpensive artist canvas from Michael’s that I painted gold on the sides (for info on this process, see this post). The downloads will all work as either a 16×20 or an 8×10 (but don’t try to print at any other size – it won’t work!).

christmas printable subway art for unto us

Here’s the turqoise version:

And here’s the red:

But like I said, the gold is my favorite:

Here are all three together so you can compare. Click on the name of the color you want below, then right click the image that comes up and save it to your computer. Then you can upload the .jpg file to any photo processor and print. Costco does a great job and the 16×20 is only $6 there, but you must remember to TURN OFF AUTO COLOR CORRECT.

Click to download: Gold | Ruby | Turquoise

Linking to some of these parties:

Monday: Skip to My Lou | Brassy Apple | Craft-o-Maniac

Tuesday: Tip Junkie | Ladybug Blessings | Sugar Bee Crafts | The Blackberry Vine | Hope Studios | Funky Polkadot Giraffe | Not JUST a Housewife | Homework Today’s Assignment: Be Inspired | Shwin and Shwin

Wednesday: Handy Man, Crafty Woman | Southern Lovely | Sew Much Ado | SNAP | Someday Crafts | The NY Melrose Family | Printabelle | Simply Kierste | Lil Luna

Thursday: Somewhat Simple | House of Hepworths | Momnivore’s Dilemma | The Shabby Creek Cottage | Yesterday on Tuesday | Fireflies and Jellybeans | The Taylor House

Friday: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating | The Shabby Nest | Stuff and Nonsense | Naptime Crafters | It’s a Hodgepodge Life | At The Picket Fence | 504 Main | Blissful Bucket List | Whipperberry

Weekend: Tatertots and Jello


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    Carri says

    I absolutely LOVE this!!! Correct me if I’m wrong, but shouldn’t the phrase be “For unto us a CHILD is born, unto us a son is given”? I’m not trying to be critical, but am wondering if there is a way I can change that. Thanks so much for giving this subway art for free. 🙂

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    Carri says

    THANK YOU!!! I am SO glad I stumbled across your blog today. I just found your angel ornament idea. I am adding you to my favorites 🙂

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    Jenny Lynn says

    Glad you linked up @ The Shabby Creek Cottage… because I love this type of art. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

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    Angie says

    I just came across this beautiful wall art. Thanks so much for the free downloads. Is there any way I can download this in black? Appreciate it!

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    Jennifer says

    I just found this and I love it! I really like the gold one but when I tried to download it, the change was not made from son to child. I know it’s been a while since you first posted them but could you make that correction? BTW, thanks for the free download. I’ve tried to make a few subway art pieces and it’s so difficult.

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    Britany says

    Where did you get your simple Mary and Jesus nativity? I love it! I have been looking for something like this but haven’t had any luck! And thanks for the free printable! I love the gold.

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      autumn says

      The wood Mary-Jesus-Joseph is from Israel – my parents brought it back for me when they visited there years ago. I think it’s olive wood. Glad you liked the printable!


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