Thursday, 5 December 2013

Christmas Cards

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!

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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:

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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 niceSmile  Thanks Burn!

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alexa said...

A nice cup of something while the cards are opened and hung or positioned is always a nice December task! You are very organised :).

Maria Ontiveros said...

I just ordered mine and they won't arrive for a week (which feels late to me), so I'm feeling a little stressed. I'll just work on labels and Christmas letter so that hopefully they can get into the mail right away.

Burnice said...

OH glad you liked it cos there were three of them!!!!

Burnice said...

OH glad you liked it cos there were three of them!!!!

Sian said...

It's funny, i love everything about cards apart from writing the letter I put inside for a few friends. I always leave it a bit late because I put it off. Which is daft because I love to receive letters and notes inside cards