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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Cards

To all my readers, and friends:

When we moved to Eire in 1983, I started by making Christmas cards with a little black ink pen drawing of the house or place we'd live that year. It begun with the caravan/house we'd live in, later once we did manage to settle down a little and celebrated more New Year's Eves in the same house, I would draw the road's houses on one side, the other side the following year or a certain landmark or building in that town/village. That way our family/friends would get a memento from our new surroundings because we had moved this far from where they are and where we were too, once upon a time, in our former life.
The last cards I made were of our village, but none has been made nor sent from our present house, and yet we moved here 8/9 years ago.

Supporting charities instead of paper and ink suppliers did make up for the guilty feeling I felt inside. But was this towards the friends and family or more towards myself?

Anyway, I'm not very good at making pc generated cards than in real life. Somehow the text turns out a lot smaller than on the photo when I created it!


  1. Very nice!

    I usually make my cards, or at least do some sort of photo card at Christmas. This year I used a photo of a black bear that was in my yard a lot this summer.

  2. I make my cards too, usually simple designs as my main interest at uni was layout design - books, magazines, adverts and such.

    That reminds me, I really ought to start making everyone's cards... haha :)

  3. Thannks girls,

    Rena, I guess you are not always loving wildlife? Not when big as a bear and is in your backyard, he? :)

  4. Must be the season for making Cards, I've just done mine, you can have a peek on my art blog. Best wishes for the coming season Yoke

  5. I'm going to have to consider this next year. A wonderful idea to make you're own cards.

  6. yours are lovely, BC, and best wishes for you too.

    Start early, is all I can say to that, Crow! I'd start thinking of doing it in September and telling myself to draw them in October November time.
    Every year they were Happy New Year's cards! Having been drawn in the late and early dark hours.


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