Hello! I can't believe it - with a week left till Christmas, I am all ready for the big day. All my shopping, baking, creating and decorating is complete. Before you decide to hate me, let me clarify. I am a minimalist when it comes to the Christmas holiday - I have spent way to many years stressing all the way up till the last day. When I finally learned that this leaves me and my family in a bad mood for the most wonderful day of the year, I gave up all unneccesary committments. Now I shop early, and spend December focusing on my family and enjoying the month of celebrations.
I am also focusing on ways to make the rest of the year more relaxing and less stressful....to that end, I try to create cards for the upcoming year before I need them....I take a look at the calendar and make a list of special days and events and then in addition, create some generic ones. I love going into the New Year with a stash of premade cards all ready to go.
My go-to product for my cards is a years worth of leftovers from all the Simple Stories Collections! I just can't stand the thought of getting rid of all my scraps....I love the paper way to much to do that. So, I create cards with every last scrap of it!
Here are a sampling of the cards that are going into my card box for 2013: