The Holiday Season Begins at the Nest

27 Nov

This was probably a foolish decision, but despite the headaches of our renovations, the pain of my shingles and the anxiety of preparing all the necessary paperwork for our adoption, I decided to make our Christmas cards this year.

I’ve been inspired so many clever bird crafts on Pinterest of late (hmm, I wonder why?) and decided that it was absolutely necessary for me to make Sweet Little Nest holiday cards.

Tonight I made a cute bird template that I liked (in four sizes from large to small) and then traced them on cardboard and cut them out. I traced the two smallest shapes on to various Christmas-y papers and then set to work making the cards.


Each one is a little different. Obviously there are many patterns, but there are other differences, too. Like the use of rick rack. And the bird placement. Also, some of them are glued flat and some are raised off the page with glue tabs.

I really like how they turned out.

I finished 38 cards this evening – more than I expected, actually. Of course my back and neck are sore and I’m exhausted.  

Did you make your own cards this year, buy them at a store, or order online with family pictures perhaps?

UPDATE: There are now 67 cards made. I’m getting so close.

5 Responses to “The Holiday Season Begins at the Nest”

  1. Jen January 10, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    I didn’t get one? So cute though!

    • susan January 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

      I’m so far behind. I only got up to M in my address book. Ugh!

  2. Jen January 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Those of us at end of the alphabet always get short end of the stick! Haha. :) honestly, I don’t even know how you even have time to get as far as the M’s!! Wonder Woman!!

    • susan January 11, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      You’re preaching to the choir – from one Mrs. W to another. Next year I am going to start at the end of the alphabet and work forward. Ws of the world, unite.

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