Can you believe that Christmas is peeking around the corner?
I’ll tell you a little secret – I don’t make hand made Christmas cards.
Nope, every year my husband and I have been married (and the year we were engaged) I’ve sent out picture cards. It’s been an awesome tradition and this year will make 6 picture cards – so I plan to have the first 6 framed. I hope to do this tradition year after year.
AND, wanna know the best part – I’m not making 50+ Christmas cards by hand. Fact is, I’d hate it. I’d make 3 or 4 and then – it would seem like this huge chore – and the cards would get increasingly sloppy as I ‘just wanted to be done’ — and it’s just not how I want to spend my crafty Christmas time. Ya know?
To be honest – it took me a lot of years to not have the ‘home made’ card guilt. I always worry that people think they didn’t get something homemade from me because I don’t love them. But, that’s all in my own head – people are happy to get anything sent to them. Home made or not, it’s the thought that counts!
I still make a couple Christmas cards – but, I usually box them up for my grandma to send out – that way she get’s the joy of getting my home made cards AND she gets to send them off to her friends. Best of both worlds – dontcha think?
Here is a Christmas card I made with the ‘Sweet Alpha Doodles’ and the ‘Holiday Sentiments’ sets – I really like how it turned out!
What’s your Christmas card tradition? Do you feel the home made guilt?
I say – deck those halls … and craft what makes YOU feel good! The rest is gravy!
Happy Holiday Season!