Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Cards - December 2012




   Every now and then we all find ourselves with a budget problem. That is me this Christmas. So I had to be creative. I always enjoy sending and getting Christmas cards. It is a time to catch up with family and friends and give a little cheer. It is so exciting to open them up and see what people have chosen. Some are big, some small, small serious while others are plain. I always know who will send the funny ones, the religious ones and the ones with family pictures. I  came up with this idea a few weeks ago and have been having fun making and sending them.. I have two versions, one for the serious on my list and the second for the fun lovers. Some people with children and a very few who are extra special, I send large envelopes with dozens and dozens. I know it must be fun and a surprise to open that envelope up and see snow flakes fall ever where.


    I made this picture of, My Old Historic House. I got a card last year with this snow and winter scene. I cut the center out and added a picture of my house behind. They print up really good and cost only a few pennies to print on the computer. I bought extra white paper and a little bit heavier than normal, just to make them a little bit nice. On this card I printed a little verse I came up with." I am dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones  we used to know. And to make sure we all will have one, I'm sending you some snow!!!



  The fun loving card is kind of a cop out. I found this picture on Facebook and copied it. I probably broke a law??? Sorry. I wrote on it. " The snowmen, not you!!! Have a White Christmas on me."
   Snow flakes have been made for many a year. I was taught the art of making them in grade school. Latter when I was an elementary art teacher, I loved seeing the kids faces as they created some of there own. They are a very fun and in expensive way to decorate or send cards. All scraps of paper, even tiny pieces can be used. I iron mine with the electric iron set on high or cotton. This takes all the fold marks out and makes them extra nice. I have them on my tree this year and hanging from my library chandelier.
   In closing, just remember, it doesn't have to cost a lot to send a Christmas wish or give a little present. Hope your Holidays are coming along and especially hope we all have a 'White Christmas." I know I will and so will my friends and family. Give it a try next year. I think people will like it.
       Merry Christmas,  from Richard ,at My Old Historic House, and especially Sissy Dog!!!







18 comments:

Amy said...

Ha! That last pic of Sissy "rolling" in the snow is great! Thanks for the smile, and have a Merry Christmas!

Love Of Quilts said...

So nice to see your back! Merry Christmas.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Love this my dear Richard..Is there nothing you can't do?? If you do floors and windrows your my kind of guy..Love ya..Give Sissy some fur love from me..Hugs and smiles Gloria

Sweet Old Vintage said...

The card gifts are so much more special. than one just from a box... I certainly know how to do the budget thing but most of the time that's when I am at my best....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Very nice and large snow flakes!

Lottie said...

What a neat idea!

Marcia said...

Great inexpensive idea, but one that takes thought and time. Love it, Richard! (I read that you can do the same thing with tortillas, then fry them and sprinkle w/ cinnamon sugar.)

Susan said...

Oh Richard, I think your cards were super! Your friends and family will love receiving them. NIce job!

Oh yeah, I can sure identify with the budget crunch. Oh, it's the recession, too, I think.

Take care and have a beautiful holiday. Susan

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Richard, that greeting card with your house on it is beautiful! Great idea. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! And I too hope we have a white one. Take care, Gina

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Richard,
Looks like you have worn poor Sissy out making all those snowflakes! What a fun and unique way to send a little cheer to loved ones.
Hugs and happy holidays,
Patti

Pearl said...

Love this idea, Merry Christmas to you and Sissy dog!

Anne said...

Love your 'house' card! What a great idea, and also using snowflakes and your words for inside the card are great too! Merry Christmas! :) And I hope for a White Christmas too!

History in the making said...

You have such wonderful ideas!!! thanks for sharing! :) Merry Christmas to you!!

It's Just Dottie said...

I would so like to be on your mailing list!
Smiles, Dottie

Babs said...

How much fun!! I'll bet all on your Christmas list will remember your snowflake filled card for a long time.
Way to snow,Richard!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

LOL..I love Sissy rolling in the snow, wish I was there to play with her in the snow too!! Loving the flakes. Welcome my darling Richard, I was so happy to hear from you and I wish you a very happy Christmas and many blessings too, as now I'm very sad for the school shooting..GAIN!! Oh Lord, please save us.
Love,
FABBY

mississippi artist said...

I love the idea of sending snow! I need to practice making snowflakes. Sissy looks like she would rather be napping-LOL. Have a Merry Christmas, you and Sissy.

Divine Theatre said...

We LOVE our snowflakes! Wait til you see what we did with them!

xoxoxox
Kisses to Sissy!

Andie and Company