It is time to get those holiday cards ready. I like to mail them Black Friday, so that I can have the rest of the season to do other things. So, making Christmas cards has to come long before November rolls around if I wish to include handwritten messages and address the envelopes in time for my personal mailing deadline.
World Card Day is Saturday, October 1, 2016. What a great day to create cards for my holiday mailing list!
These are some of the handmade cards I’ll be sending out this year.
These cards were all made with supplies from the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog for the 2016 season. I really love the subway art look of the Christmas Medley background stamp. I used it with Whisper White ink on Basic Black cardstock to create the backgrounds for each of these cards. Adding just a little focal point popped up on dimensionals from Banners for Christmas or Father Christmas really made the cards. Of course a little bit of ribbon, twine, glittery Wink of Stella, or a few rhinestones were easy additions to make special, but simple cards.
I know many people say it is no longer a trend to send cards, but I don’t care. I’m going to continue with my card making and sending tradition, because I enjoy doing it. From time to time I’m even fortunate enough to hear that those who have received my cards look forward to getting them and the little messages written inside – I always hand write something. It is no fair just to sign my name after all that effort! I’m happy some people still share their gratitude for small things. Funny that sending a card now often gets a thank you from the recipient. It used to be that the card had to be included with something for it to earn a call, email, text, or in-person shout out. It just shows that people think of cards as mini-gifts in this cards-in-the-mail-aren’t-trendy era. So, here’s to the new thinking of these little happy mail gems being not just cards, but a work of art from the heart and a handmade mini-gift to those we hold dear.
Are you going to be creating new or stamping prior card creations on World Card day?
Remember you don’t have to be on trend to do something you love doing. Traditions & Trends start somewhere. Let that be with you.
Have another crafty day. Until next time…