I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Christmas cards. I love to receive them, and love stringing them up to decorate my hall and dining room. I love opening the post during December, to see what cards people have sent. I particularly love a sparkly traditional scene, so magical!
I usually quite like making them, unless I have left it a bit late, then I get stressed! This year I made them back in early November in good time. I have reduced the number of handmade cards over the years, and now send them only to people I know appreciate the work. I love it when someone says they get my handmade card out every year! I didn’t buy any new card making stuff this year, just used the scraps I already had. At the craft cabin, Burnice, Tash and I did a Christmas stamp exchange. So this year my cards are quite simple, a patterned paper background with a reindeer or tree stamp. I mounted the stamped images onto a die cut doily, cut with my nesties I bought in America. I used off cuts of cardstock for the card blank, so didn’t even buy those! Sorry, I forgot to take a picture!!
I hate writing cards! Years ago, we used to include a newsletter, which Maurice wrote rather humorously. A few years ago, I got very organised and now have a file of addresses on the computer that I can update each year and print out onto labels. That has definitely simplified things.
Here’s some photos of previous year’s cards:
And now onto my advent present day 5. I love to drink coffee, especially latte and cappuccino, so Burnice very thoughtfully bought me some instant latte! I just made one to have after my lunch. It’s a bit different, but very nice Thanks Burn!