I’m not sure I’ll bother with cards next year. I enjoyed making these, and that I used materials I already had, including some tracing paper I’d been hanging onto for over 20 years and the pages of a book I’d taken the cover from to make a handbag. People I’ve given them to in person have complimented me on them.
But it seems like nobody really sends Christmas cards any more, except to friends and family living far away. It’s interesting, because I have friends who send thank you, congratulations and get well soon cards but don’t send cards at Christmas. The ones they do send are so much more genuine and touching, because they’re not sent out of obligation.
And to be honest, I’m not that into Christmas. Which is why I make my cards fairly non-Christmassy. The end of the year card exchanging motivates me to make something (other than fattening baked goods) but maybe I’m better off putting that energy into something else. Something people will get more enjoyment out of.
Hmm. I’ll have to think more on that one.