Friday, October 29, 2010

Oh Christmas cards! Oh Christmas cards!

Remember my post about feeling behind on the Christmas front? Well I have rectified that somewhat over the past few days. I've almost finished my Christmas shopping, I've seen some new Christmas ornaments I want to add to my collection and I bought my Christmas cards.

The good people at Etsy finally came through for me and started listing their holiday wares. I purchased a good selection from the fun and frivolous to the sappy and schmaltzy. All of them are letterpress (coz that's how I roll).

Here's what I got:

Silver Wonderland from ArticulationsEvents: $18 for 10

Red Brocade from ArticulationsEvents: $18 for 10


Happy Holidays Holly from byvikINK: $16 for 6


Partridge in a Pear tree from byvikINK: $16 for 6

I kept the choices to two sellers to try and minimise postage costs (things can get a bit expensive when buying from the US) But all up I did get them for under $3 a card which was my goal. I don't do presents for a lot of people, other than close friends and family but I do like to send cards to thank people for their friendship and support through the year. Christmas is a nice time of year to stop and think about the important people in our lives and I find writing cards not only helps me appreciate people more but also lets them know I care about them.

Still no Holiday tree in our house but we'll start working on that front shortly.

Kitty

9 comments:

Kellie Collis said...

I love the first and the last cards! They're so lovely! Have a happy weekend, Kellie xx

Bubby Makes Three said...

have you really almost finished your shopping?! wow... I bought my first pressie today and I thought I was being super super organised! Those cards are gorgeous...

Not Quite Nigella said...

Ooh gorgeous choices! Loving the byvikINK ones as I have a bit of an obsession with letterpress and embossing! :)

Semi Expat said...

Beautiful cards Miss Kitty... have not given Christmas much thought really here! x

cclarebear said...

hey those are nice - good work!! the ones i usually get from etsy are funny/strange haha i forget there are beautiful, more people-friendly ones on there :)

Susan: My Food Obsession said...

OMG! You have almost finished your Christmas shopping?? I haven't even started mine :S

I love the cards you have selected... not as many people send them anymore - I think it is a real shame. It is so nice to receive them.

Maxabella said...

So under $3 they were practically free! And all estylovely, of course.

I begin my Christmas stuff about mid-Nov and then if I'm not done by 1 Dec I know I'm totally off my game. In and out quickly, I say. x

Miss Kitty-Cat said...

Ahhhh - yes, I am a bit OCD when it comes to Christmas... I really like to get organised and start shopping in about April. I love buying presents for people when we are on holidays, usually resulting in unique gifts, so that means I am always organised early. I can't wait to get my cards so I can send them all out and start my Christmas baking!!

Katya said...

You are the opposite to me, I am refusing to acknowledge Christmas till about the 15th of December...