It seems to have become quite the thing not to send Christmas cards these days but to give the money that would have been spent to charity instead... which is all very good and worthy, but I actually like getting Christmas cards. On more than one occasion a card received has prompted me into getting in touch and meeting up with someone I'd not seen for a long time. And I like to catch up with snippets of news etc that come along with cards.
So when Amy of Love Made My Home suggested a simple card swap between bloggers I decided to join in. My partner was Liz from Love those Cupcakes and this was the gorgeous hand crafted card I received from her.
A few of us also sent cards to Amy as a thank you for organising the swap and I was pleasently surprised to receive this back from Amy... another beautiful hand crafted card.
I've received quite a few hand made cards this year so have displayed them all together beside my fireplace. These are special ones that will be kept and not recycled.
And then this morning, just in time for this post, this gorgeous hand painted teacup card arrived all the way from New York from fellow blogger Frances of City Views, Country Dreams. I can't tell you how delighted I was to open this and how privileged I feel to receive one of these unique cards, which will be framed and hung in my kitchen where I can see it all year long.