Monday, December 16, 2013

Thing #96: Make my own Christmas cards

Last year, I made a promise – a promise that if you sent me an email with your postal address, I would send you a card.  It was one of those situations where I had a whole lot of love inside me and I didn’t know what to do with it – so I resorted, as I often do, to expressing it through stationery.

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I didn’t tell you I was going to make the cards.  That was the element of surprise.

I thought I would have a few extra cards to make and write… but it turned out that I got a lot of emails and what I imagined to be some leisurely Christmas crafting turned into a two-day factory-style card-making extravaganza.  There is zero complaint in that sentence.

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I used regular acrylic paints to do the illustrations and blank cards and envelopes from Paperchase.  It was so much fun.  Thanks to anyone who took part, and for all the lovely cards I received back.

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This year, Christmas is looking a little like Crazytown Central, so I didn’t make any promises (I still love you).

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€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’.  Click here if you too would like to donate online.

7 comments:

ivette said...

That's so cool of you!! Glad you received all those emails... i never saw such post or i would have emailed you my adress too.
Happy holidays!

miss b said...

What a sweet idea and those cards are so cute! Hand-made cards are always appreciated.
http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

Camila Faria said...

Your card was definitely a highlight on my Christmas last year. So pretty and thoughtful. You're the best! :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Oh my goodness, that is the sweetest idea and those cards are totally adorable:) Happy Tuesday, love. xoxo

Erica said...

I still have my card, and you know I love a good DIY.... I was blown away by the handmade reindeer cuteness. :)

MARTA said...

Creativity + love = love x 100! What a cool and (crazy) project you did. It must had been very rewarding. Merry Christmas Thelma :)

Krystal Es said...

that is so awesome!! they are really cute...