Holiday card shares

I thought I would share a few holiday cards.  🙂

First up is the card I created for my sister-in-law and her family for Christmas. They live in Africa now, so I create the cards and mail them.  It is a good way for them to keep in touch with their family, friends and supporters here.

It is a simple one.  It is 4×6 and I had it printed at Costco.  I then matted them on white.  I got envelopes that fit them on ebay – a great deal.  I usually add a bit of Stickles for added shine, but didn't do this year.

I used a digital kit from 2peas for it.  It is SUPER easy.  I promise. 🙂


We sure miss them.

Next, just a little peek at mine.  It was a 4×5 accordion fold card that opened to 16" wide, printed on pearl paper.  I tied a silk ribbon around it to hold it closed and matted it on dark brown cardstock.  The back was full of 1"x1" photos from throughout the year and updates on the family.  The inside was full of family photos that Cathy Blackstone took. Through these photos, it said, "Christmas is the day that love, joy and happiness came to this world," and the greeting said this…


Just showing a little peek since I like to keep this one card a year quiet. :) 

If you are interested in getting cards printed, I recommend  They are great!

Have a great day!

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12 thoughts on “Holiday card shares”

  1. Beautiful cards! After hand making 58 cards with way too much detail this year that took me forever, I think I will try printing mine next year. Thanks for the whcc link.

  2. Jennifer

    Your cards are always so pretty! Thanks for sharing both styles.

    I have been playing around with “Wild Card”
    cart for Cricut this afternoon. This cart is all about cards and evelopes. I am getting the hang of it by using 9 year old paper. I keep old paper on hand to experiment with. This cart is very simple to use and I am ready to move on to nice cardstock.

    Happy Travels
    Sandi N.

  3. That card you made for your SIL is beautiful, Jennifer! You know I’m not surprised though, right? 😉 Oh and your Christmas card … well you already know how I feel about that. 🙂 Hope you are having a good time! Hugs!

  4. I like the photo cards you made for your relatives on mission. What a great idea. We live overseas as well and I think this would be the best way to mail Christmas Cards next year. I did handmade ones this year…and it’s too expensive!

  5. I think your card had to be the most original, adorable Christmas card I have ever received… even hubby commented on how cool it was, and he NEVER does that! LOL 😉 The card you made for your SIL was fabulous, too. Girl, how DO you do it?! 🙂

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