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!


Vintage Tea said...

What a nice touch you add to your cards. I still have to write mine. I brought a Christmas Tree wax seal stamp last year which i must use on some of my special cards for family.

Thank you for visiting me blog too, I can't take credit for the cupcakes unfortunately, they were made by a friend of my mums

Victoria x

Sherri said...

Victoria-you should have taken credit for the cupcakes-hehe!! They were exquisite!!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Hi Sherri, what a great idea. It sounds easy and creates something unique and special.

I like Vintage Tea's idea too. Thanks to you both.

Catherine Holman said...

Great advice and such a lovely personal touch! You don't want to mess with a Christmas tradition the children especially won't let you.
Merry Christmas,

Carolynn said...

Where's a photo of your lovely artwork...? I used to make my own Christmas cards and now I wonder where I found the time...?!?

You are a sweetheart and yes, indeed, something small may brighten someone's day, just as your visit and kind words did over at my place yesterday.

Thank you for stopping by! Merry Christmas!


Laura said...

That sounds delightful - will you post a picture?

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

Sherri, thanks for sharing your tradition of how you embellish even your envelopes at Christmas.

I like to decorate my envelopes too, usually with seasonal stickers, but your own artwork.... what a beautiful idea.

My own envelopes are addressed already, but the filling of them with letters and photos will be next week's sweet fun. Glad you got yours done! It feels good to see that lovely stack, doesn't it!

Kay said...

I always put a little rubber stamp picture on my envelope. It never occured to me to draw my own. Maybe next year.... :-)

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It's the little things in life that means the most. How very special that you add holly and berries-I bet they are beautiful!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!