St. Martin of Tours


Today is the feast of St. Martin of tours, one of the patron saints of soldiers. Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who laid down his arms to follow the peaceful way of Christ, and becoming a monk, dedicated his life to serving the needy.

While entering a city one day he encountered a beggar wearing little and freezing to death. Martin took out his sword and cut his cloak in half giving a piece to beggar. When his commander attempted to upbraid him, Martin remind his commander that he had to pay for half of the cloak so he gave the beggar that half. Later that night Martin dreamed that it was Jesus wearing the cloak he had given the beggar. Martin would later escape military service and would day become a Bishop.

In days gone by Advent used to be fourth days long like Lent and would begin the day after St. Martin’s feast day. In honor of his feast and in preparation for Advent warring countries in Europe would often sign peace treaties on St. Martin’s day in honor of him and preparation for Advent.

Honoring this tradition, the official Ceasefire that ended WWI, was signed on the feast of Saint Martin during the 11th hour. To remember the nearly 20 million people who died in World War I, nations began holding a yearly moment of silence and prayer at the 11th hour on November 11th. These remembrances eventually turned into what we know today as Veterans Day.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you ship outside of the US

Not at this time

Why is the shipping on your 8 x 10's so expensive? Do you combine shipping on 8 x 10's?

Due to how Etsy charges for listings, all of my poster sizes are placed in the same listing for one image (these are called variants). Etsy does not allow multiple shipping prices for variants. This is why 8 x 10's are priced at .25 cents (my cost to ship) and ship at the same price as the other posters which is $5.00 (the actual price of the 8 x 10's)

Legal imprint