Thursday, December 11, 2008
I've gotten most of my Christmas Cards done-YAY!
Last night I got my fountain pen, markers, scissors and Christmas cards all out on my coffee table. I changed into really comfortable clothes after work and popped in a movie. I proceeded to get some letters and pictures of the girls weddings printed out to put in our Christmas cards. I completed all the cards except about 8, which I'll finish tonight. Every year since 1982 I have drawn some holly leaves on the envelopes of my cards and then colorize the with green markers and then I add 3 holly berries to each leaf cluster. Some people have thought I stamped them on, but no I draw the on with my fountain pen. I had thought of not doing it one year, because of the time it takes but Megan and Jenny told me (they were 5 and 7 at the time) that it would not be the same without them on the cards and people would be sad. Supposedly a few of my friends told them they love to receive my cards with this little bit of art work on them! I was so surprised because it isn't that hard to do, it's very simple. My husband's uncle that lives in Annapolis also remarked to me that he has saved every envelope I have ever sent him at Christmastime! So the moral here is even if you do something really small and it seems very small to you, you may be brightening someone's life even if it is just a little!
Everyone have a wonderful day!
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!