I’ve been working through my Christmas cards, updating the address book and answering enclosed letters. Some of the cards were hand made. These ranged from very simple to more elaborate creations.
I’ve never gotten into making cards although, obviously, I have friends who enjoy this hobby. As I think about making cards, I question what do you do about envelopes? Can you buy envelopes which would match your cards? It doesn’t appear that the cards I received are standard card sizes.
Another question is about the sentiment written inside the card. Do you write your own? Do you use a favorite poem? Do you copy the verse from a previously purchased card? If you do that, are you violating copyright?
How do you determine who gets a handcrafted card and who gets a purchased one? I thought of that this morning as I addressed some purchased cards which I’m mailing today. It was a variety — one get well card, one “thinking of you” card for an elderly shut-in and one sympathy card. Receiving a greeting card is always a pleasure for me. I hope the recipients of the cards I mail today will feel the same way.
If you enjoy making cards, would you take a few minutes and leave a comment with the answers to my questions?