Friday, 19 December 2014

Sending Christmas cards!

This year I started writing my Christmas cards early.
 I have lots and lots of cards (as I used to write lots and lots of letters years ago) and always bought cards to send.
So I decided to send out all those cards and finish them and from now on only make handmade cards or recycle old, used ones, by adding all kinds of embellishments and sea glass on them.
This year I decided to send cards to all the people I usually send. Relatives, friends who live in other towns or countries, pen pals, as well as to all the people I met in the States this summer.
Along with the three craft exchanges I took part in plus all the little gifts I made and wanted to post, my trips to the post office were frequent and cost me quite a bit.
I managed though to keep costs down as much as I could by making some of my own cards and gifts but postage is expensive in Greece anyway!
Still just because I love snail mail and receiving cards, letters and gifts as well as sending (although I am not a frequent regular long letter pen friend as my pen pals might want me to be) I am trying to keep to this custom (or habit if you wish) as I have been doing it ever since I was 12.
And correspondence has really brought me to know the world, to travel around the world and to meet my pen pals. And as the Internet has somehow ostracized snail mail I have, also through blogland, craft groups and the sea glass sites, come to know lots of people, make friends and meet them too! It's the modern type of "correspondence"!
(Handmade cards made by me using cardboard, embellishments cut from other cards, stamps and felt pre-cut embellishments by crafts+paper-bought them at Xeirotexnika. The heart card is an IKEA card and I added sea glass.Unfortunately I forgot to photograph all cards I made.)

9 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Handmade gifts and cards are always the best! I love your seaglass bowl, too. Holiday hugs!

Zina Z said...

απλες και όμορφες! και ειναι υπεροχο, παρα την τεχνολογια, να λαμβανεις και ταχυδρομικως καρτουλες!

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Πόσο μεγάλη αξία έχει η χειροποίητη κάρτα !!! Είναι όλες πολύ ωραίες !!!

Dimitra Decorasylum said...

Είναι πολύ όμορφη συνηθεία και μία που δυστυχώς εγώ δεν έχω, μάς έφαγε η ευκολία της τεχνολογίας βλέπεις! Πάντως κάποιες από τις κάρτες σου είναι έτοιμες για κορνίζα :)

Poppy said...

All your cards are beautiful. I especially love the first one!

Merry Christmas, Ariadne!

Poppy

Brigitte Lepoix said...

Thank you for my Christmas card!

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I love all your homemade cards, and I think I will make a bowl with my sea glass, what a great idea. hugs Lynda Ruth

Sarah in Stitches said...

Lovely cards! :D

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful array of cards, always better than bought ones.