Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Christmas Card - 2015

Every few Christmas Seasons, I forgo the store bought route and create my own gifts.  Because not everyone on my list might need or even want a bird house crafted from recycled materials, I turn what creative juices are still flowing to making and mailing home made Christmas cards.  My only rule is to use images I had a part in, either as the maker or the makee.

I have created more than a few over the years with mixed results.  But for me it is more the quality of the feeling I put into them than the quality of the final card.  From my crude beginnings using construction paper and kindergarten glue to what I have sent this Season, my intention is always to convey my best and let them know they are in my thoughts.  Is that not what this season should be all about?

The two image card above/left was a bitch to come up with.  I had these two images I knew I could do something with.  I wasted some ink before I came up with the final product.  It is non-denominational, non confrontational, and multilateral in that there is no bias, just enjoy your personal connections, at least for the moment.

Anyway, just thought I would share what I am doing for Christmas.

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BBC said...

" I had these two images I knew I could do something with."

Hum, I don't get it, but I guess I don't have too. I haven't done christmas for years.

Ol'Buzzard said...

My wife takes care of X-mas cards - Like BBC I could care less.
the Ol'Buzzard

By the way, looks like we will finally get some snow here in Maine Monday and Tuesday.

Nan said...

Lovely. Far more creative than anything most people could come up with.

The Blog Fodder said...

I need to get busy and write my annual Christmas letter, thanks for the reminder. Lovely pictures and cards. You are creative!

Kulkuri said...

Nice pictures.

PipeTobacco said...


Glad to see you back to posting! I have missed your writing! I do like the two photographs you made into cards. I think both are quite good.