Samara O'Shea

The Card is on It’s Way

I wrote my first Christmas card yesterday. I only wrote one because I was bone tired, but I’ve still got fifteen days left until Christmas. I’ll probably write two to four on weeknight evenings and bang out five to ten on Saturday and Sunday. I bought these cards at Lee’s Art Shop last weekend while in Manhattan. (Fun fact: Brad & Ang go here often). The cost was $9.95 for twenty cards, which is reasonable. I tragically had to walk away (far away) from some gorgeous, handcrafted cards because they cost $14.75 for eight cards. If I were only planning to send eight cards, I could have justified it, but I must be frugal in my card purchases since I hope to send forty or so. In that case, another batch of twenty for $9.95 would be perfect.

Without further ado, here they are. The first twenty cards I send will look like this:

I was mildly irritated to open the package and discover these candy-cane shaped indents.

Luckily, they don’t inhibit my ability to write.

Dressed and (almost) ready to go! The cool stamp is courtesy of Mike & Lynn and the address label courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. (Notice the return address label: I figured out how to use the blur brush in PhotoImpression. This will come in handy).