I'm sharing a card I illustrated for my good friends, the Maloneys. They have a beautiful stucco home they trim with lights and this Christmas, Mother Nature provided plenty of snow to add to the ambience. I illustrated our home for our Christmas card a few years ago, and was commissioned by our neighbors to do their home for their Christmas cards. Then later that year when their home was destroyed by fire, they did a cheeky card and had me repeat the home illustration but this time it had smoke and flames coming out of their Bungalow windows.
Inside the text read "Merry Crispness."
|Christmas card following year|
|Passolt Christmas card|
It's fun to receive personal cards like these and I've been illustrating other cards for sale locally and in my Etsy shop. Some I leave intentionally blank without a verse so the buyer can write their own heartfelt greeting. We sent my Ginkgo wreath design that was blank inside and personally wrote a greeting in each one. I believe a handwritten message is such a gift, especially in this email world. Your handwriting is an extension of who you are and it brings you closer to the person who reads it. I hope you'll take the time to personalize your cards for your family and friends.