Monday, November 21, 2011

I Need Some Inspiration

I need your help.

It is past time to be working on my Christmas Cards.  I have handmade my Christmas cards for the past 5 or 6 years. I need to make about 75-100 of them.

It takes lots of time, but I enjoy sending the people I care about a little bit of something handmade during a season so filled with commercialism.  The very essence of something handmade is that it tends to not be practical.  Handmade items are not the easiest, fastest, or sometimes even the cheapest way to go.  But, they allow the creator to give a little of themselves to the receiver.  And there is something special about that.

So, here is the Christmas stamp that I am going to use this year: (I pick a new stamp for each Christmas, and then continue to use all the stamps in my Christmas decorations each year.)

Here is my color palate: (Cards will be on brown craft paper.  Brown twine will probably be included.  The turquoise is the accent color.)

And that is as far as I have gotten.

I need a scripture verse for the inside.
And a saying for the front.
And a pretty layout.
And something creative that I haven't done before.

I have been browsing online.  Here are some ideas that I like.  (I know that some of these are not the right color/theme/etc.  Therein lies the challenge.)

Any ideas for me?


  1. Have a Mary kind of Christmas...focused on Jesus!

    Luke 1:46-48
    And Mary said:

    “My soul glorifies the Lord
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has been mindful
    of the humble state of his servant.

    ON the outside of the card, only ink the star, manger and Mary.

    Then on the inside, ink the whole stamp.

  2. Love it! So impressed with your creativity :)

  3. Bonnie called earlier and said that Blogger ate her comment, but she had some really good ideas, so I thought I would add them for her.

    Her first suggestion was "O, Baby!" which made me laugh :)

    Her real idea was "Fall on Your Knees" like from O Holy Night.

    She even found some great verses about worship.

    Darn Blogger...thanks, Bonnie!