Sunday, December 12, 2010

'Tis the Season

The first Christmas card of the year arrived December 3rd. My cousin, his wife, and 2 kids wished us a Merry Christmas. The next day, 2 others arrived, one of which announced that a friend of mine is pregnant. The announcement came in a clever photo on the Christmas card and with a separate note. I love this season. I love the carols, the pop songs, the colors, the lights, the snow (when I can get it), the joy, the spirit, and I love that this is the season to catch up with old friends and family and tell each other what's going on in our lives. Granted, we have facebook for the constant updates, secret stalking, or public exclamations, but this is the season we say "I think of you, and I'm glad you're in my life." This is when we make it personal. And that is joyous.
Being the paper crafter, closet designer, and lover of all-things-art that I am, I enjoy creating regardless of the time of year. But this pre-Christmas Season, I have gone a little into a moderate overdrive. Over the past 3 months, I have created 3 wedding albums as Christmas presents, done some non-Christmas things, and created 3 Christmas cards. It's been fun. I loved working on them all. My own card was copied from and ordered for cheaper, but as I did not sell it to anyone, I am under the impression that it was perfectly legal. The other 2, I designed myself; they are shown here.

This was made for my in-laws. Paula called me up today, hoping
I would make something with this picture, so I whipped this up.

My sister moved this year, so she wanted to include their new address and
a picture of their house on the Christmas card. She also wanted 4 more photos:
one of the new dog, one of the old one, one of the family, and one of her son.
Her house is beautiful! And I love the phrase she chose--it's fitting!

If you are interested in having either of these Christmas cards as your own holiday card, please feel free to contact me. I'm happy to put something together for you.


  1. Any chance you'd re-create the Home for the Holidays in a PDF format for me? We're moving in a month and I'd love to have something like this for our Christmas cards this year. Thank you! ~ Kelli - kelbellesl(at)msn(dot)com

  2. I love both of these! The simple flag at the bottom of the wedding picture was exactly what the picture needed. Anything more would have overshadowed the picture. And I LOVE the moving Christmas one! It was the perfect way to "kill two birds with one stone!" You outdid yourself! :) Minted needs to sell that one to their website as well as your other one!!! :)