Sunday, 2 December 2012

Mum's Advent Calendar 2, Days Left 23

Better get these cards written early. Most of my cards are everlasting Christmas cards which are homemade cards sent back and forth over the years. Some of my envelopes are homemade too.

Other cards I've put in my Cigar Paper envelopes from the CS.

Most cards are made from scraps ...

... and some are sewn.

DD's card to her old childminder has been backwards and forwards since 1996.

It's looking a bit worse for wear now. I'll have to put a few more sparkles on to cover up the grotty bits.

I've used cut up Christmas cards for some of the decorations.

Some people send a homemade card back so we have 2 cards on the go.

I keep cards that can't be sent anymore. This card is DH's mother's. We sent it to her one Christmas and she kept it. We keep it now. As you can see, she was a great cat lover.


I'm linking with KC's Court with my December posts.
Not very hard to spot the tree today, was it?


  1. I usualy buy our Christmas cards in January and make a few for imediate famliy and special friends.
    I like your cross stitch ones.

  2. I think everlasting Christmas cards are a fantastic idea. What memories each card must hold as it wings it's way back and forth every year.

  3. Thank you for joining in
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

  4. I've not sent cards for the last five years, but your recycling idea is great!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. What a great idea.I love the bell shaped card with Noel cross stitch.Love it.

  6. Love the idea of sending the same cards, it's great! Cheers Judy xx

  7. I don't send cards, but I love this idea!

  8. Great idea. Like the cat card :)


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