Can I just say that I love Christmas cards. I love sending them, I love receiving them. Unfortunately, we don't get as many as we used to. I am assuming due to the rise in postage and stuff people just don't send as many, but it might never stop me. I love making cards, I can't help it.
Silhouette sketch pens
As I was going through my old documents, I found my little poem for the cards I sent out in 2011 and it made me so sentimental and brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me why I do these cards in the first place, to help document our lives, our years as a family. It shows our progress, our travels, our growth.
This year's card was slightly different than the ones I have done in the past. This year, instead of a newsletter or a crossword puzzle or a poem, I included simple pictures that captured each of our personalities and essence. I glued them on tags and tied string so that if our friends and family wanted to turn them into ornaments later, they could. I wanted to make something personalized and intimate for our loved ones, and lets face it, what you put on your tree is a personal intimate thing.
And each of these cards are unique, no two of the 60 I made are alike. I can't wait for our loved ones get their cards, I hope they enjoy them as much as I did making them.