Tuesday, 4 October 2011

The “Other” Holiday Cards

December can be a busy month - full of shopping, entertaining, parties, preparations, and a whole host of other family traditions. And sometimes we can let it get too busy for things that we really want to do, like make our own Christmas cards. People seem to use Christmas time as that one time of year to reach out to friends and family - some of whom they may not have heard from all year. However, if you want to send out handmade cards, you don’t have to do it at Christmas. Fall/Thanksgiving and the New Year are great opportunities to reach out to friends and family as well.

Thanksgiving is the season of gratitude, and what better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than by letting your friends and family know how much you appreciate them and their presence in your life. The Gently Falling stamp set (#123802 wood/#123804 clear) and the Spice Cake Designer Series Paper (#124003) can be paired beautifully with any greeting or sentiment for a card that will be enjoyed and treasured. And who knows - your card might even take center stage on the table on Thanksgiving Day!

The New Year is often seen as a fresh start, and it’s the perfect opportunity to send cards out to loved ones, family, and friends to wish them the best in the coming year. The little girl in the Gift Givers stamp set (#123772 wood/#123774 clear) from the Holiday Mini is an adorable choice to bring your glad tidings. Or the snowflake image and the verse from the Bright Hopes stamp set (#122690 wood/#122692 clear), also from the Holiday Mini, can come together to bring those on your mailing list lots of good cheer.

The other benefit of sending your cards at a different time is that the recipient will have something special to receive in the mail during a time when cards fewer and far between. So be inspired to create your own time of year when you’d like to reach out to everyone, and save yourself some stress and create more time to truly enjoy the month of December and the Christmas season. 


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