Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Cards

I don't obsess about Christmas things much. At this point in my life, I manage to decorate only a little bit. The only presents that I buy are for my daughter, granddaughter, nieces, nephews, and a few gifts of appreciation. I enjoy my family gatherings and an outing or two, but that's about it as far as Christmas goes.



Except for Christmas cards. I do obsess about those. I always want to find the perfect card that represents me. It doesn't have to be expensive or fancy. It just has to say something about me. Occasionally I will find a card about cycling or backpacking, but I have to look hard to find them. And once in a while I'll find a beautiful art card that will work.

Most years I have thoughts throughout the year that I should be thinking up interesting ways to make my own. Usually I imagine lino printed cards, but I never have come up with an idea for that that inspired me.

So, it occurred to me that since I have gotten positive feedback about my candle pyramid snips, I should make them as my Christmas cards. So that has been what I have been working on the last couple of days. The ones in the photo above are just a sampling. I have made four more today since that photo was taken. The other night when I went to bed my hands felt arthritic, I had spent so much time working on them.

I am happy with the "cards". My only hope is that when folks take them out of the envelope they don't wonder what the heck they are.

8 comments:

ZenCrafter said...

The folks on your list will be thrilled to receive these cards--a gift in themselves!!

perilloparodies said...

What blessed recipients!!! I am sure they will love them... great idea!!!

Maija said...

They are sensational, Jan! I'm sure very single one will be treasured by the recipient!

La Donna Welter said...

Oh My Gosh....how very wonderful! Oh, they are so very beautiful!

Jackie said...

Well, if they don't appreciate those they are cuckoo! You need to consider selling these somehow, they are really just so stunning!

scb said...

Gosh Jan, they are absolutely beautiful. Lucky people who get them! Sara x

diana said...

Right, I'm going to try one of these. They are little snippy wonders.

vfg said...

"My only hope is that when folks take them out of the envelope they don't wonder what the heck they are."
Only in an awed sort of way.
very beautiful.