Tuesday, December 10, 2019

A rainy day Christmas craft ~

What do you do on a rainy weekend in December when you are pretty well caught up on your Christmas to-do list.

Make your Christmas cards of course.

I started making my Christmas cards a couple of years ago, I thought it would be fun. I use photos I take of my decorations, usually my tree, as shown below, but this year I chose a close-up of the wreath I made a couple of years ago for the window in the family room.

 I personally love getting cards that are a bit more personalized. Throughout the year I also occasionally make cards for thank you notes and other occasions, for these I usually use garden or flower pictures.

I have the photos printed up at my local UPS store, they are great to work with and very helpful in getting them just the way I want. The blank cards I purchase at Michael's or on-line, they come in different colors and sizes. I use a paper cutter to cut out the matting. then affix it all with a glue stick. Easy. 

Below are the cards for Christmas 2019, ready to be slipped in the mail.

It is really too bad that the Christmas season passes so quickly because there are so many fun things to do and it is hard to fit it all in.

Thank you for visiting 

~ Merry Christmas ~



  1. We used to make our own gift wrap when the kids were younger....I bought Kraft paper and we cut out Christmas stars and trees into potatoes then dipped them into gold paint and stamped them all over the roll of paper...I've yet to make Christmas cards and I love that you have personalized yours.
    The season is rather short...we could always extend the fun a few weeks longer!

  2. Beautiful cards, Adrienne. I used to make my own cards, but over the past years I simply didn't have the time (I should have started real early, but I honestly don't feel very Christmas-sy when it's hot outside). Making photo cards is a great way to display Christmas cheer and your own images.

  3. Adrienne, these cards are so beautiful and the photos you take are always so pretty, no wonder they make such lovely Christmas cards. I cut myself too short this year so I don't have much time for extra fun stuff. I did do a couple of crafts but I just want to sit and enjoy what time is left of the holiday..Happy Weekend..Judy

    1. I have reached the "sitting" stage too. LOL I completely understand what you mean. All I have left is a Christmas Eve dinner for 14 people. LOL

  4. Enjoyed your post and had to chuckle remembering the other night when my 6 year old granddaughter told her mom she had made Christmas cards to give to her teachers. She was very proud and explained her process...she glued Christmas cards that had been received in the mail, from friends and family, unto construction paper and written her name across the bottom. I can only imagine the look on her teachers' faces when they get "Olivia's" special Christmas card with a photo card from a completely random family and a Christmas greeting from them across the face of their card.

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