christmas cards


Fine Motor String Art Tree Christmas Cards 18

Do you still send Christmas cards?  Each year we send less and less, but I want the ones we do send to be meaningful and the way we do that is to make our own.  These super simple fine motor string art tree christmas cards appeal to the scandi style lover in me, plus they are fun and simple to make.  I can see these being framed and brought out year after year.

Thread Tree Christmas Card

Threaded Ribbon Christmas Cards

Threaded Ribbon Christmas Cards 10

We don’t send a lot of Christmas cards, but the ones we do are all handmade with love.  We loved the simple ribbon Christmas cards we made last year, so I have been looking at doing something similar this year and we came up with these threaded ribbon Christmas Cards.  They are a great for kids of all ages and perfect for working on fine motor skills with the bonus of looking fantastic too,


No Cards, Just Cookies 12

I know that I am not alone in this as The Dotterel at Bringing Up Charlie blogged about it too.  I HATE CHRISTMAS CARDS. Yep, I shouted.  It possibly stems from the fact I am a Christmas baby and I would rather have my measly few birthday cards up instead of Christmas cards. This issue with cards has grown year on year, especially as I have to write most of them. It was fine when I worked, I would send out an e-mail saying Merry Christmas and that we wouldn’t be sending out cards, but donating to the NSPCC instead.  MadDad still does this with his work colleagues now. But it more »


Kirtie’s HandMade Christmas – Rant Alert 18

Now I love Kirstie with the rest of the country, but I feel a little reality check is required here. I was really looking forward to this and have waited until viewing all three episodes before letting rip.  I was hopiong to be able to watch it and get useful, practical, inexpensive, handmade ideas for Chritmas and maybe that was were I was going wrong. Yes it was beautiful, the artisans were increadably talented, but cheap it wasn’t!!  Gold leafing a pear, what a precious waste of good fruit, in addition to a frivolous, not make that mad way to spend £38 on a book of 24 carrot gold.  Dear lord more »