Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cards for the Holidays

 

Those of you who look at "My Shop" icon on my sidebar may have noticed that I've started listing handmade Christmas cards in my Etsy shop.
Actually, they're Christmas card sets. Some have six cards, some eight, there is even a set of 12 cards.


Some come with matching gift tags, like these polar bears...


...and this snowman set


I have to admit that I am not a big Christmas card writer. Usually I send a card and a "letter of the year" to family in Germany, and that's about it.

However, that doesn't mean that I don't like Christmas cards. I do. I love the tradition of sending a card for this special holiday and let loved ones know that they are in our thoughts and hearts. I simply love that we think of other people.

There are cards for bird lovers - and how can you not love these red cardinals!


Or perhaps you prefer a little Christmas cat.


It's always good to remember WHY we celebrate Christmas.


Remember that I once showed you the altered photo of three candles and asked you whether I should turn that into a Christmas card? Well, I did!


Tell me - do you send cards for the holidays?






10 comments:

Netty said...

Smashing sets of cards Carola. I make very few christmas cards, buy the bulk of them. But love making christmas presents. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wunderschöne Weihnachtssets hast du gestaltet.

Michele - Just Pipi said...

Your cards are fab.u.lous! I don't send Xmas cards but if I did, I would use yours. :)

The Elephant's Child said...

I send cards to perhaps a dozen people. However, your cards are very special indeed. I will be back. Our Christmas is very hot indeed, so some of your cards are exotic as well as beautiful.

JoZart said...

Super cards Carola.
I think I am the Grinch!!
I used to send hundreds but now only send cards to a few special people. One year I was ill and couldn't manage it and the only ones who noticed I hadn't sent a card were those people who mattered most. They were the ones who contacted me to see if we were OK. It is also so very expensive for postage these days.
I am certainly not mean but I object to wasting my money.
Jo x

Willkommen auf meiner Kreativseite. said...

Wunderschöne Weihnachtskarten sind das! Bis jetzt habe ich erst eine einzige fertig. Ich werde dieses Jahr nicht viele verschicken. Irgendwie ist das nicht mein Thema, oder ist es, weil man sie pünktlich verschicken MUSS?

LG
Renate

Maria Ontiveros said...

I really like the Christmas cat, but my favorites are the photo cards.
Rinda

Diana said...

I do love sending out a lot of Christmas cards. I've always sent out family photo cards, but now that the girls are grown and one away in college, the last 2 have been artwork cards. I like your cards from the treasury. One of my favorites.

Ginnie said...

GORGEOUS, Carola, especially those with the matching tags. I actually ordered cards from our V&V Shoppe for my family and friends this year. Knowing the profit will go to KIVA seemed like a gift I could give back (I had $100 in points from my credit-card purchases over the year, so that helped!).

see you there! said...

Your have been busy! Love your cards. Yes, I send Christmas cards as we have lots of friends and family that live far away. I don't manage to make all my cards tho.

Darla