Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Card Conundrum

I have a problem. I started making Christmas card to send to my friends and family back when I was a sophomore in High School. Seems like a nice idea huh? Not so much. It seems that after making my first holiday card I built a name for myself and became the "girl who makes her Christmas Cards." Now I feel such pressure to make a new holiday card and sent it out to everyone I know and make it bigger and better than last year, and oh the agony of getting Charlie to take a decent photo to include in the holiday card! Oy! I am getting nauseous just thinking about it.

Then, it struck me, does anyone even care if I make them a holiday card? Would they notice if I sent them a store bought card? So I am asking you dear friends and family, how much do you look forward to getting my holiday card? Would you care if I recycled old ideas because I can't think of any new ones? Would you be offended to get a store bought card? Is this enough questions for one blog post? Please be honest.

Also in case I am overrun with post about how my relatives would throw themselves in front of a moving bus if they did not receive a holiday card made lovingly by me, what oh what should I do? I am fresh out of ideas.

Here is a list of what I have made over the last 8 years!!!
  • snowflakes
  • snowmen
  • mittens and ice skates (cutest one by far, just ask my Grandmother, she's been raving about that one since 2002.)
  • gingerbread men
  • Christmas trees
  • stockings
  • I can't remember one of the years
  • reindeer
The reindeer one was last year:
Cute huh? Crap, I think I just reminisced myself into make more holiday cards. Ideas are welcomed!



  1. my favorite was the ice skate with the paperclip. I LOVE you homemade cards...but I understnad time restraints. Its never bad to recycle a good idea

  2. I agree too. Your cards are a thing of beauty. If you don't have the time to make a large batch will you at least take some of your scraps and make one for your Mum?

  3. Lauren, these are fabulous ideas! Now I miss New England and snow and cold! (I bet Charlie would laugh at that because he used to make fun of me for wearing too many layers all the time)

    Future ideas: hot chocolate, candy canes, santa, wrapped presents, candles, wreaths, hats, pointy elf shoes, elves, snow globes, skis, sleds, cookies and milk. Or you could recycle some of your superfab ideas.

    Gosh, now I've worked myself into reminiscing too. I think I'll go outside in 90 degree weather and start doing summery activities so I don't get homesick!

  4. I can relate to this post. Skip and I are sitting here 'discussing' whether or not we should make our own cards. We have in years past...last year no cards were sent because we didn't finish (or start) on time. I LOVE the idea of homemade...but understand the dilemma youare facing. Happy card making !


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