2011 Christmas Card

Well, they’re done.

Done and in the mail.  For as much stress as I felt over them, and for as long ago as I purchased the paper and planned them, I’m a little amazed by how simple they look.  But I do like them.

Here is my 2011 Christmas card:

I cut each card by hand, which was a small project, but not an unpleasant one given how much I liked the paper.  I was excited to find the greeting as well.

I’m grateful I got them done, because receiving Christmas cards is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.  Right now my kitchen counter card holder looks like this, front and back:

With too many of these people, once frequent communication has become rare, something I hope to improve next year.  But even only with annual cards I feel grateful for the reminders they are of remarkable people with whom I’ve crossed paths, people who have influenced me for good.  It’s a wonderful part of Christmas.

And as for you, from our family to ours, “Have yourself a Merry little Christmas!”

Thanks for reading along.  Merry Christmas!


Gift Tags

The four of us over at Sisterview decided to make some Christmas gift tags.

It was really fun to sit down and make a few of them.  (I made a great little mess on my desk, too!)  I’m totally out of practice with little paper projects but am excited to do it again.  If you’d like to see them, head over here to check them out!

Now, if only I could get my Christmas cards done.  {Seriously, what is my problem?  I’m completely falling apart this month, I tell ya.  If you run into my lost brain anywhere, will you let me know?  I’m afraid that stomach bug hid it from me.  Ha!}

So today is the 10th.  Christmas is in 15 days.  Are you ready?  Here it comes!

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