Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Christmas Cards

Yesterday I spent the entire afternoon at the kitchen table crafting. I used three kinds of scissors, lots of glue, rubber stamps and many different papers.


Finally I had the Christmas cards we need. Today I will sign them and take them to the post office. Usually we send self-made cards, but sometimes we buy them from Unicef or the Red Cross, or the children's school fund raising. I think people like home-made cards, and they like making them. In November I was even asked to show a group of young mothers how to make nice cards. It was a fun afternoon, but I didn't get any cards made for myself then as I was busily helping the ladies.


Have you ever made your Christmas cards?

11 comments:

  1. Lovely Ulla! I always seem too frantic at this time of the year and just don't get time.

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  2. I like your cards. I used some from the school children this year but one year I made the paper and my daughter used rubber stamps. Great doing family and home made memories.

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  3. Handmade cards are little gifts. One year I did make my cards using rubber stamps. I've always loved the handmade cards my children made when they were little.

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  4. I must confess that I have not made any Christmas cards. I had a hard time coming up with an idea for a Thank You card. Odd thing was that once I started, I really enjoyed the creative process. Paper has always been one of my favourite mediums.

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  5. My daughter is the big paper crafter in our house. I do keep our old cards. I think one day she will discover them and recycle.

    At one of my primary schools there was an after school Christmas Club. I made things like a flower press and calendars.

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  6. Joulukorttien teko on jo pitkään ollut yksi joulunaluspäivieni kohokohdista. Ja omatekoiset kortit ovat sellaisia, joita itsekin mielelläni vastaanotan!

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  7. I made the Christmas cards from us for a couple of years, but working against a deadline is really stressful for me. I do love yours. Very nice designs, Ulla!
    Merry Christmas!

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  8. Oh ja, selbstgemachte Weihnachtskarten gehören zur Adventszeit wie die Weihnachtsguetzli. Da wir dieses Jahr für eine Woche jetzt fort waren, habe ich auch erst gestern damit angefangen. Sie werden diesmal sehr einfach sein und nicht so aufwändig wie deine hübschen Karten. Ich habe aber immer auch ein kleiner Ersatz an gekauften im Vorrat (natürlich von Unicef oder einem Schweizer Hilfswerk :-) !!).
    Jetzt muss ich weiterbasteln ;-) !

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  9. I won't be making Christmas cards this year. I used to make them when the kids were small, but once Laura left the house, I stopped.
    I agree with Stephanie, that a handmade card is lovely small present

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  10. This is a lovely idea for christmas cards, they look great. I don't make christmas cards anymore I just can't fit it in but I do help my children make a few for family.

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