well, at least it felt like a sweatshop!
today i made our family's christmas cards to mail out in the next day or two...i decided i wanted to dry emboss on vellum paper using a brass stencil...
what an idiot!
i have permanent cramps in my wrist now from doing the embossing!!!
( suck it up, i know...)
i don't think most people realize just how long it takes to make about 35 cards from scratch with all the measuring and cutting and gluing....and then for those of us who are total suckers like me and feel you need to buy that cute christmas stationary to type out your family's christmas update letters on...there's another hour typing and printing out your letters on top of the cards...oh, but then you must have everyone in the family sign it themselves for that personal touch since you typed the letter and did not write it out...
oh, and don't forget the time to pick out and print off that photo of the kids that must go out too!
AND LET'S NOT EVEN GET ON THE TOPIC OF $$$ FOR POSTAGE!!!
even though i just spent the last 5 hours making cards, typing letters, addressing envelopes and signing my name, picking pictures and more than likely sound like a BIG, HUGE SCROOGE,
i love how they turn out in the end and how happy i feel walking into the post office to drop them all off to find their way to my family!
did you MAKE your christmas cards this year????