|This is a card that didn't make the cut. It was super cute, though!|
There is a dedicated group of women with whom I have sent Christmas cards for over 15 years. Some of these ladies handmake their cards and like sending them to an audience who appreciates the artform. I do. I love those cards! Next to them, I love the photo cards I get of my friends and their families. These greetings are so special to me!
I have found that I like using a photograph that has been taken by a photographer better than anything I can do for myself. I don't know why, but I am also the same person who sees all her mistakes when she paints a room. Seems to be a connection here!
This year, I chose Vistaprint for my cards. I think they were my choice last year, too. I like simple designs, good paper, quick service and seeing my cards before I buy them. Vistaprint offers all this. You'd think this would be a paid promotion, but it's not. It's just me telling you where I get good service.
This year I didn't order any new address labels. I decided to use up all the leftovers from the last two years. I needed to get rid of a few piles! I chose the Charlie Brown stamps this year, too. So cute!
I played around with some hand lettering for a few cards and the others will be written in my regular cursive handwriting. I am going to get them out this week.
I'd love to hear if you have any traditions around card writing. I like to play holiday music and have a nice cup of cocoa nearby. That, and my pretty cards, stamps and pens, and I am ready to go!
Merry Christmas, all!