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12/03/2015

Using Quilts for Greeting Cards

With Thanksgiving past, I begin my ritual for the upcoming Christmas season--sending out Christmas cards. 

The idea of an email greeting to friends at this time of year has never appealed to me. I enjoy getting a greeting card in the mail, with a real penned signature and maybe a short, but personal, message as well. So that is what we do every year at our house. 

I actually enjoy a visit to the post office and choose the stamps I want to adhere to the envelopes. (Yes, I could order them on line, but I like what I call the old, traditional way of doing it.) 

This year, I had a few offers (each one for 10 free cards) from Shutterfly. I paid only shipping and sales tax. (I don't have any affiliation with Shutterfly, I just like their products and the their wonderful service.) The cost was about 60 cents per card. A a few months ago, as I received these special offers, I decided I would use some of my quilt photos to design our Christmas cards. So over a few month this is what I designed:

"Happy Christmas Village" wallhanging 


turned out to be cute cards.
And the Post Office had some gingerbread house stamps 
that went well with the cards. 



A portion of my "Wonky Logs" quilt made some bright cards. 

 

I used this quilt photo because it matched a background 
I wanted to use on the reverse side of the card. 


Do you have a special quilt or two you could see pictured on a greeting card 
for a particular day or person?

I close this post by saying, "Peace and Good Cheer to All."

1 comment:

beaquilter said...

what a great idea! I need to have some cards like this on hand :) I love shutterfly, I often get their free albums and just pay tax and shipping, plus maybe a few extra pages.