Saturday, December 10, 2005

Birthday cards

I like to make my own greeting cards, and since we have a rather large family I've been economizing lately and making an edition of birthday cards each year. Last year everyone got a card with stripes painted on it in watercolor. This year I made collage cupcakes for everyone. Now that the year is nearly over and almost everyone has received their card I don't think I'm giving anything away by posting a photo of one:

I haven't yet decided what the 2006 birthday card will be, but I recently came across this little blurb and photo in Harper's Bazaar and thought it was a clever idea. Dear Yves. He always uses the word "love" in his New Year's cards. Not that I'll be making cards that have love all over them, but I like the idea of a consistent theme from one year to the next. Then the recipient could collect a complete edition of the cards, and the cards might be even more meaningful as a group.


  1. Making an annual birthday card is a great idea - I usually struggle to come up with something the day it's due to be posted. Doing a big batch once a year would be way easier. And the cupcake collage is lovely.

  2. what a great idea!!! I try to send handmade cards too....I do a lot of communal crafting with a group of scrapbookers, and when I'm not feeling like working with my pictures I make cards. That way I have a bunch on hand when I need to send a card.

  3. Wow! I love the idea of an annual birthday card edition. Something unique and personal…and artistic! I wish I would have seen this idea a couple of weeks ago (before my sister's birthday). What a wonderful tradition!

    Thank you for sharing (again)!