But first things first, let's take a look at my year long commitment of creating handmade cards for my family. I wish I could say that I was this awesome sister/aunt that remembers birthdays, buys the card and gets it in the mail on time but the truth is I pretty much suck when it comes to that...lol! It's not that I don't love my family, I just have never been able to get my act together enough to get it done. Well, a new year meant that I had another opportunity to change things and I'm happy to say that I did.
I made the decision in December 2013 to make each of my family members a birthday card for the next year -- not only make the card, but get it in the mail so they received it on their birthday. I was successful in doing it for all but one. Not 100% but certainly a win in my book.
Here is my year of cards review.
|My oldest sister Linda's card|
|My nephew Nathaniel's card|
|My sister Denise's card -- she turned 50 this year|
and she loves a good martini!
|My niece Amber's card -- she loves purple!|
|My sister Gracie's card. I made this card based on|
a piece of artwork she made
|My brother Terence's card|
|My niece Jasmine's card|
|My sister Sherry's card|
|My niece Vanessa's card. This one was missing|
the cupcake wrapper bottom but I think it
still looks okay
I was so proud of myself for getting these done that I'm planning to do the same thing again this year. I didn't stop here though, here are a few others that I did as well.
|A thank you card for Cindy, a friend of my sister Gracie|
|A birthday card for the mom of my co-worker Whitney|
As the year ended, I wanted to take the opportunity to teach the little prince about thinking of others at Christmas. With the help of my co-worker and friend Melissa, she gave me the names and addresses of some of our currently serving military men and we sent six people a little holiday cheer. We hope that since they were unable to be home with their own families that maybe a little note from us would help bring a bit of Christmas to them.
This was fun and I love being creative -- can't wait to see what 2015 has in store.