As promised, here are a few of my handmade holiday cards, 2013! And this is the best part…Not only did I make these cards, but I also managed to SEND them! For me, a true accomplishment indeed. (That’s right, feel free to pat me on the back.) Admittedly, I only sent seven cards, but it’s a start! Next year’s goal: Eight!
But seriously, there is one thing that made this all doable. I found a huge box of blank cards and envelopes at Target for a ridiculously reasonable price. The envelopes were the key for me! Having envelopes ready and waiting was motivational. I can make my own cards, but envelopes terrify me. And if you make cards but don’t have envelopes, those cards will NEVER get sent. Believe me, I’ve tried…
Anyway, each card is unique. I had an idea in my mind when I set out, but I just let the pens travel as they saw fit once I got them uncapped and in writing mode.
My intent with the 2013 cards was to use simple designs and practice a variety of writing styles. Mission accomplished, I think. I’m happy with the way they turned out, and I hope they brought a little holiday joy to the recipients. All seven of them. 🙂
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas full of love and good cheer and a Joyous New Year!
(Writing materials for this project: One Manuscript Scribe calligraphy pen with a rounded nib, one Manuscript pen with a 1.6mm calligraphy nib, Speedball dip pen with sketching tip and black and silver ink, and a fine-tipped Faber-Castell PITT artist pen.)
(Originally posted on my old blog, Interim Arts, December, 2013)