I love handmade cards. And just the other day, when I opened the drawer in the dining room cabinet looking for a set of candles, I spied my letter collection. And I thought to myself that they were so pretty, I’d do a post on them some day.
My friend, Margie, the art teacher at our school, made this card for me the other day as a thank you. I’d given her one of the Jimmy Belasco candles I’d recently bought because I thought it would cheer her up.
And it did. And that cheered me up.
Little was I expecting this beautiful handmade card in return. The background is wrapping paper with little dots that are in a swirl pattern. She created all the circles and hand painted them. I love it! She even embellished the envelope with my name. (Margie, if you are reading this, I hope I’m not embarrassing you.)
I have a collection of some of her hand made cards. Most are in frames.
These are cards, both thank you and just because, from friends and family. My niece sent me the one on the right. I believe she made it herself.
Who doesn’t love getting something nice like this in the mail rather than the usual bills?
The little handmade one in the center here is from Boneca Linda, where I recently purchased a couple of camera straps for friends.
This one hangs on my frig. It’s a postcard from my blogging friend, Tracey, who lives the next county over from me. We have yet to meet because of our busy schedules. But we plan on it.
May the art of letter writing never die.
Thanks everyone, for your encouragement with the new look here. Yes, I like it better with the double columns on the right rather than the left. There was something that was bothering me and that was it.
Yes, I have ads on my site now. I had never cared about the money before, but with the encouragement of friends, I decided that if it would even pay for a new lens, it would be worth it.
Hope your week is a good one. Until tomorrow, then?