At this time of year, many people mail Christmas cards filled with greetings of the season and messages about Jesus Christ's birth.
However, for many missionaries who work in dangerous parts of the world, that hasn't been a safe option - until now.
CBN News recently spoke with a woman who has designed a line of greeting cards just for that purpose.
"I remember reading once in Proverbs 8:12 and it talked about witty inventions and I thought well, that's cool, I'll ask Him for one of those," card designer Michele Tapp Roseman told CBN News.
"The Lord really spoke to me at that time and let me know that the cards were to be distributed to persecuted Christians," she said.
Roseman explained how one company in Ohio believed in her vision and took steps to make her dream a reality, donating time and other resources.
"They have been so gracious, and they literally have helped to underwrite the entire process," she said. "They donated the paper, and the ink and the time."
Each card contains a short verse of scripture.
"I was particular in the verses, or the portions of verses that I chose, making sure that they were not very lengthy, understanding that if someone is facing danger, they don't have a long time to read like 5 verses. So I just tried to use a few words," Roseman explained.
Once the card is placed in water it begins to dissolve, making it impossible for anyone to open and read the message.
"It's only a matter of seconds, but you can run your hand over it and the pieces begin to disintegrate," she said. "So forget opening it up and seeing the words and the scriptures that's on the inside, it's gone." so all they need is a bucket of water."
"Obviously once the card is in this state, there's no way you can put it back together," Roseman explained. "Which is good because if someone is after you they don't have a trace, but at the same time you can still hide the Word in your heart."
Roseman says the next step will be getting the cards translated into many different languages, so they can reach to the ends of the Earth.
For more information on the dissolvable greeting cards you may contact Michele Roseman here.
*Originally published December 16, 2009