Thoughts of Handmade Christmas Cards in July

As we near the end of the month, I can't help but be reminded that Christmas is only five months away. Maybe it's because so many stores have their Christmas in July sales.  Or, perhaps I'm ready to get out of the triple digit heat.  Either way, I am amazed at how crazy fast the year is flying.

 Once upon a time,  I would to hand-stamp all of our Christmas cards. Somewhere along the way, however, I abandoned this practice and opted instead for the standard picture cards that are so popular. While I love getting photos of friends and family each year, it makes me a little sad that we have left behind the handwritten and handmade sentiments for the sake of convenience.
Every Christmas I find myself getting more and more sentimental and wanting to return to the simple message of Christmas, which is God's love for us in the person of Jesus. He loves us deeply and gave of himself sacrificially. One way (certainly not the only way) we can model that love and sacrifice is to take the time to make some Christmas cards.  If you are really popular and have hundreds of cards to send out, you may just wish to make a handful of cards to give to those closest to you. I know they would appreciate the time and effort you put into it.  All you need is some color-coordinated card stock, rubber stamps, ink pads, adhesive, some embellishments such as ribbons or glitter, and the desire to put a smile on someone's face.

So, in order to motivate you and myself to get an early start,  I went through and pulled out some of the Christmas cards I made in the past. As I perused my stash of handmade cards, my daughter's eyes lit up and she asked if she might have a go at stamping.  "Absolutely," I said.  I'm thinking this is the year I return to handmade cards.  I have a built-in helper ready to start.

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  1. Nici, I'm excited to follow you on this journey!

  2. like the really helps me somewhere when i have to Order Business Cards..thanks you share it.


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