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...