I still love getting Christmas cards in the mail. As a kid, my folks would receive cards from family, friends and acquaintances around the country. My mom would hang a giant, long velvet ribbon from the top of the stairs and staple the cards in descending order. The closer to Christmas, the more cards would appear.
My mom is also a big proponent of the yearly newsletter, which always accompanies her card. She’ll call me early December to do a mini-interview. She’ll ask about my achievements in work or on my house. Asks for an update on her grand-dog, Lil’ Mama. This year’s newsletter will be extra special as the first grandbaby arrived in July. My little nephew is super-sweet and smiles ALL the time.
I like to send out my own handmade Christmas cards. I would LOVE to send letter-pressed cuties like these but alas, I’m not made of money.
Last year’s design featured a Christmas themed Lucha Libre, wrestler. It made perfect sense to me. I spent a fair amount of time using Microsoft Paint.
|Merry Christmas, Baby!|
This year I wanted to work on my drawing skills, which continue to be very cartoonish but tolerable. I wanted a “Pretty” themed card, in pink and gold. My inspiration came from this vintage card.
I couldn't find any light pink card stock sold by the sheet at OfficeMax or whatever, so I just manipulated my drawing to look light purplish-pink. I’m printing a few out and going over the lettering with a gold gel ink pen.
What are you going to send out? Actual cards? E-cards? A Christmas text?
Let me know.