Planning Ahead

IMG_5343With the topsy-turvy aspect to my life these days  (and the seemingly unending miles of trim still to paint), I am planning ahead…thinking about my holiday cards.  Making them is one of my favorite Christmas activities.  I’m not sure why.  You might think that making forty or more of something would get pretty tedious.  For some reason, it is actually sort of meditative.   It might be the “traditional” aspect of the whole process that appeals (I have made them for many, many years).  I hope friends and family look forward to receiving them…it has to be better mail than a bill, right?

Over the years,  as my cards have gotten more complicated (and my time more precious), I have been designing a card that can hang on a tree, or in a window, or mark a place in a book…a keepsake that will hopefully never see the inside of the recycling  bin.  I do try to come up with a design that seems complex, but is actually simple to construct.   I like the challenge.  I am gathering together possibilities…and have decided that it is now time to start using “the good stuff”…no way do I want to pack it up and move it again…