Thursday, December 3, 2020

Sending Out Some Christmas Cheer

I've been busy making Christmas cards and getting them ready to send off in the mail.  Although for some this may be a chore, I love it and when I'm finally ready to sit down and address the cards and write my notes, I try to make a fun time of it.  

When I have a lot of cards to make I like to come up with a few designs that are mail able. Cards with a lot of layers and embellishments need extra care when mailing and all the extra weight can make a difference in the postage stamp price.  For example I just sent some cards to the United Kingdom and they cost me $3.40 CDN for each card.  Something to consider if you're on a budget.  The same card mailed in Canada was $1.24 and to the US was $1.60.  Haven't got my Australian ones off yet, but I'm assuming they'll be the same as UK.  

Once I've decided on the stamp sets, colours and designs I'm making, I stamp, cut, colour, embellish and assemble all the bits and pieces. This might take me an entire evening dependent on how many cards I'm making, but having everything pre-prepped, is the difference between making 4 or 5 cards at one sitting as opposed to making 20 cards.  I like the 20 cards all at once.  

Once my cards are assembled I pair them up with an addressed and sometimes decorated envelope and then sit down and personalize each card with my own messaging.  This is the part I love the most, even though the card making itself is fun and special.  There's nothing like writing a note to my friends and relatives, to let them know how we've been and what we're up to for Christmas.   

This year sending a personalized card was even more meaningful as there are so many of our friends and family that we haven't seen or won't be seeing for some time.  Snail mail may be time consuming and expensive, but when those cards start coming in it makes you feel remembered and loved.

Here are some of the cards I sent out this week:


I'll be providing some detail and pictures for these cards in upcoming posts. Hope you enjoyed my process for sending out my Christmas cards.  I still have a few more to do (there's always a few more) and then I'll be working on Christmas tags, and other treats for family and friends.  

In the meantime......


Penny Hanuszak, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


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Deborah Smart said...

I just love your Christmas cards, Penny, and was so delighted to receive mine today!! Oh my gosh - it's just adorable, and made me feel very special. Thanks so much, my friend! :)

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks Deborah Smart for dropping by and leaving me such a nice compliment. I'm so happy that your card arrived and glad it brought you some Christmas cheer. Thanks for always being there when I need someone to bounce ideas and thoughts off of. Appreciate you my friend.

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Love all the cards...from the fun folds to the snowflake embossed background to the cute reindeer image.
Lucky recipient of one of your beautiful cards! xoxo

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