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Monday, 6 December 2010

Christmas Cards



With apologies to anyone who sees their card on here before it reaches them!

One of my "Before 30" goals was to get to the stage of making all my own Christmas cards. I enjoy making them, and I think that if someone's important enough in my life to be on my Christmas list, I should be able to spare a few minutes to craft a card for them. Unfortunately this does require a higher level of organisation than I usually manage! Last year I made about half... it remains to be seen how far I get this year.

I've never really used pre-printed papers in my card making before, but this year I got some free Christmassy background papers, so I've been trying them out. These are some of the first designs I tried - I particularly like the one on the white background, but then, I like simple designs with a lot of space.





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21 comments:

Tay Talk said...

I give you major props for doin this. There is a cute family friend of ours that makes all her cards and everytime we get one I drool a little. Your are beautiful too! SO fun!

lakeviewer said...

Congratulations! And look at all the friends you signed up to share!

Bibliomama said...

Oh fantastic. I am ages away from doing this -- not for desire but for time. I do write individually in every card. This I usually start on December first. And now it's the sixth. Excuse me, gotta go...

JadeLD said...

Lovely, I make homemade ones for family. I send bought ones to other people but I always write a letter in the card, seems like it's more worthwhile than just signing a name and posting it off.

I only send a small number of cards though - I must send them tonight, they've been sitting on my living room table for a fortnight!

5affy said...

I love making cards and have gone through several styles but the last two years I've had to step back for my little girls cards that the school get printed!

I love the golden christmas tree you have there :)

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Geez. I was just complaining about writing out the store bought ones. You're amazing!

Tabor said...

I hope that your friends save these works of art!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the idea of homemade cards over storebought.

Elle said...

Beautiful cards--great job!! I hope those fortunate enough to be on your Christmas card list enjoy these gems.

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

They are so - well - Christmassy ;-) Really lovely and more creative than mine, I've decided to use photographs for mine this year. Think I'll link them, what a lovely idea, thanks for that. I hope the weather isn't too hard on you. Love from London x

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I think they are all lovely and I'm sure the lucky recipients will appreciate the time and care that has gone into them.

Velva said...

I can't think of a nicer way to receive a Christmas card than one that is personal and handmade. Your friends and family are really going to appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Ginny said...

Oh, these are so pretty, Rachel!! I can't even pick my favorite!! I am running late in most of my comments today, had a busy day!

Alice Braga said...

These are lovely, Rachel. As are the comments about them. Kudos to you for carving out time for this amidst home improvement and the general swirl of holiday events.

Your felt star is great too, BTW.

Alice
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Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Those are just beautiful!! Props to you - I just buy mine!!

LindyLouMac said...

Very enterprising to put so much love and effort into your Christmas cards, well done Rachel.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

Classy Career Girl said...

Cute cards! I love the idea of creating your own cards. Good job making them this year! I am sending cards out for the first time this year too. I think I started thinking about them in October just so I wouldn't miss out again this year:)

Fly Girl said...

Very prett and impressive! If I had the time and organization, I'd do the same thing. I'm a serious stationery snob and find it hard to use anything but handmade or dyed cards for my Christmas cards, which I always attach a family photo of us on some trip.

MelRoXx said...

Those cards are so amazing! Great job! x

Holly said...

You made those! They are beautiful!

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