Last year I decided that making all my Christmas cards & writing a family newsletter to enclose was just too much work so I bought this years cards at Papyrus' day after Christmas sales for 50% off last year. But after so many years of making my own, just slapping labels on them seemed too boring so I thought I'd do a little decorating to spruce them up. I've been working on them in most of my spare time for a week now & I'm almost finished. Kind of wishing I'd gone ahead & typed up a family newsletter to include though, because for some reason I feel compelled to hand-write a short note on each & every card I'm sending out. Even on the cards for those people who never do more than sign their Christmas cards. I wonder why that is; I keep telling myself they don't need a note since they never write one but only signing our names just feels so wrong. But all this decorating is making me feel I haven't saved myself any time or work after all. Oh well, at least it's fun for me.
My make shift envelope drying line. I sprayed them with Mod Podge sealer because I couldn't find a white StazOn stamp pad.
One of the neighbor's cats came over to find out what I was doing & lend a hand, I mean get in my way. (He seems to be a bit upset that his owners now have a toddler & his position has been usurped.)
My Christmas mail art kit, the cards that are almost ready to be mailed & a few more that are drying. Since it rained most of the day, I had to use something smaller to hang the envelopes on to dry. Luckily I was able to get the majority sprayed & hung out to dry when there was a break in the weather for a few hours.
The contents of my Christmas Mail Art kit, or most of them.
Ready to finish addressing then spray with Mod Podge.
Hello! Welcome to my un-blog. I'm a Christian, a wife and mom, a bibliophile and a fan of the art of letter writing & Mail Art. ~ Jan
I'm not sure where to put this blog or how to classify it. This blogger is a daughter of a friend and while I'm pretty sure she's a Christian, it isn't a Christian blog, or books & reading or letter writing & mail art. It's basically about their travels so I'm putting it here for now: Jen's blog: 3toGo