It’s time to win my annual Christmas card! Yep. It’s handcrafted, all right. It has been sketched, inked, printed, cut, pasted, and folded for your entertainment. And like every other year, I drew an illustration of our family engaging in some kind of activity. Guess what we’re doing, and I’ll send one to you!
My early cards included a simple illustration. In the first one, my husband, Danny, and I skied together. As our family grew, our activity remained pretty consistent.
Drawing a Christmas card became an important family tradition.
One year, I got a brilliant idea to create a pop-up card. It seemed simple enough if two weeks of drawing, cutting, and pasting sounds simple to you. I had to miss a few Christmas parties to finish them. GAH! Another year, I decorated a pop-up Christmas tree with beads. The card was too thick, so they were returned to sender. My card from 2013 twisted and had hidden parts to make it spin. Once I get an idea into my head, there’s no stopping me.
This year, I was determined to finish the card in October. Yeah, that didn’t happen in November either. It took until the first week of December to finally come up with an idea. Yikes!
Last year, I added a little color instead of a pop-up. It included two drawings.
This year, there are three illustrations.
Guess what my family is doing in this year’s card, and I will send you one!
If no one guesses correctly, my Bichon, Roxy, will draw five names from a hat. That means you could guess wrong and still win.
Do you send holiday cards? What are your favorite holiday traditions?