Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas Pines for After Christmas Thank You Notes

How was your Christmas Day? Did you overeat? Oversleep? Overdrink? Overplay? Or did you just enjoy the joys of the day with moderation? My day was very quiet, because none of my kids or grandkids could be here with us (insert very sad face here) and because my husband had to work both Christmas Eve and Boxing Day (today) we couldn't get away to visit any of them either! But quiet does have it's bonuses. I've had such a busy run up until Christmas that it's nice to just enjoy the extra rest and sleep without the hassle of cooking a big meal and waking up early early to excited little ones (although I'd exchange it in a minute if I could!)

Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? Do you participate in the ritual of sending Thank You notes to people who have sent you gifts from out of town? My mother always insisted that we sit down after Christmas to write a thank you note to Grandma and Aunt Mabel and whoever else had sent us a gift and I think it is a charming way of acknowledging their effort in going to the trouble of selecting, wrapping and sending you a gift. I continued that tradition with my own girls and we always kept a list as we unwrapped gifts, so we remembered who sent what to whom! Very handy when it came time for Thank You notes.

I think having a cute card to write in makes it much more fun and easier than just scribbling on a piece of paper. These cards were actually customer thank yous, but would work perfectly as gift thank yous as well.

  • I used two different stamp sets for this card, both from the Annual Catalogue. One is Christmas Pines, a set from last year's Holiday Catalogue, carried over into this year's Annual Catalogue. The other is Thankful Thoughts, a set of thank you sentiments that comes in handy.
  • The Designer Series Paper is Dashing Along, which has some really subtle yet elegant designs just made for Christmas themed cards.
  • The cards you see here are notecard sized - 3 1/2" x 5" - which is a quick size to make and fill up with images and sentiments.
  • The embellishments are either Cherry Cobbler Braided Linen Trim - a leftover from my November Paper Pumpkin Kit, or Rhinestone Basic Jewels coloured with the Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends.
  • The card base is Thick Whisper White cardstock.

During this week of Boxing Day sales, let me remind you that the retiring products from the Holiday Catalogue only have a week to go until they are gone for good, and some of them are available at substantial savings. Let me know quickly if you want to place an order with me, or go to my On-Line Store and place an order yourself.

I am working on something new from the Occasions Catalogue to share with you on Friday! Stay tuned!!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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