Those post-project blues seem light years away at this point...though they did last for about two days. Boy, do I wish I had those two days back now.
I loved loved loved all the tips for curing them...and I think I discovered another one...
Making candy. Not the edible kind.
This year, I was making sugarplums, peppermint twists, gumdrops and gingerbread for the annual Jack Christmas card...
I had to make 200 peppermint twists! I used a circle punch and found that super-nifty peppermint paper...that part was easy.
It was the wrapping of each peppermint in cellophane that truly proves I need to be committed to a mental health institution.
I can't help myself.
So after one week of 4 hours of sleep per night and 48 cards handmade cards later, I have survived another year.
And the sense of accomplishment is great when I see them all standing up like soldiers charged with their very important duty...
Of spreading good cheer and a smile to those who receive them.
I love the whole tradition of making the annual Christmas card and I keep all the past years cards locked up in a fire-proof box. In the event of a fire, they are right up there with the family photo memory sticks!
I'll be taking a blogging break for the next week or so to enjoy time with friends and family.
I wish you all the most beautiful and blessed of holidays...filled with peace in your heart, joy of spirit and enthusiasm for 2012!
See you in January...