Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas one and all!


Thanks to Pam Kellogg and her request to participate in her 2016 Crazy Quilt calendar, I had a Christmas Card this year.

I looked at reviews of various card companies that would print out my own design.   I narrowed my search to TinyPrints, PaperCulture and Minted.

I chose Minted even though they were a tad more expensive because their Silver-Foil Merry Christmas design worked best with my embroidery.


When they arrived, I was extremely delighted with the quality of the card, envelope and packaging. I ordered the cards made from recycled paper.

The envelopes had a substantial feel and were perfect for stamping and embellishing...

I tucked in a little card that explained the embroidery...
It may seem old-fashioned...but I enjoy the process of making, addressing and sending Christmas cards.  

 The time it takes to address each one is time I take to reflect on the person to whom I'm sending the card...remembering our time together, sending gratitude for their friendship and lots of love and well wishes for the New Year.

And so from our house to yours...



Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


P.S.  Pam Kellogg is having a contest for her calendar next year.  Anyone can enter and the theme is "My Secret Garden".  Entries are due by July 1, 2016 and you can read all the details on her post here.  Maybe I'll see you in next year's calendar!

P.P.S.  Take a moment to enjoy this video Christmas card I received from Hand & Lock...

P.P.P.S.  I had a three-year hiatus from sending Christmas cards 2012-2014 but here are my cards from other years past...

2011
2010
2009
2008
2007

17 comments:

gracie said...

What a wonderful card and story. You are amazing...Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year for you and your family.

Rachel said...

Lovely - the cards are gorgeous. I hope you had a great Christmas together and have a lovely new year!

Ani said...

What a great way to share your work! I love the card idea and will save the companies names you have provided in case I decide to do this. Your work and the story behind the piece is so cool, thanks for sharing!!

Createology said...

Your Christmas cards are beautiful and I totally agree on the time it takes to hand write and address each card with a personal note allows me to really think of each recipient. May you and your family enjoy a very Happy and Healthy New Year in 2016...

margaret said...

a lovely card, and all the best to you and yours for 2016

Cath said...

That would be a very special card to receive. Wishing you a Happy New Year :-)

FlashinScissors said...

Hi Susan, I love your Christmas Cards! A great idea. I shall be investigating those names for next year, as I was already thinking I should make my own cards. I hope you have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Barbara xx

Elvira said...

Te deseo mucha paz para este año que comienza, y que este repleto de proyectos

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Merry Christmas Susan. Glad to see all is well with you.
Love the blue glasses!!
xx, Carol

sudukc said...

Hope you had the merriest of Christmases and that your New Year will be filled with love, happiness and losts of bog posts for us to enjoy.

FLOWER FRIEND said...

Your little bird has so much character Susan and well done for the getting published. A Very Happy New Year to you and your family.

méri said...

Happy New Year 2016, Susan to you and your Family

Judy S. said...

Happy 2016, Susan! May it be the best one yet!

wendy said...

Your cards are Beautiful!! Happy New Year!!!

dlogan said...

I LOVE Minted!!!! Your card turned out perfectly magical! Hugs, Darby

Pamela Kellogg said...

What a lovely idea Susan! Your cards are gorgeous as is your work. Happy New Year! And thank you for mentioning the calendar and the contest for this coming year!

Pam

Gail Mathot said...

Just beautiful, thank you! Your work is inspiring!

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