We’ve all received Christmas cards featuring the senders’ family. And while they can often be very witty and cute, they seldom feature that particular family’s individuality and show what makes them interesting. They don’t tell much of a story.
Have you ever thought about sending Christmas cards with your art? For those of us who do paper arts and scrapbooking this isn’t much of a stretch. But if your artwork doesn’t resemble either Christmas or a card, how can you possibly feature it in your Christmas card?
My friend Deborah sent out cards featuring her own artwork. She’s a therapist who uses art in her work and her personal medium of choice is collage. I was so pleased to receive her card this year! What a wonderful surprise to open the envelope and see this bright picture. At first look it’s a bouquet but a closer look gives a glimpse into her unique personality. It’s a happy card that makes me think of her and her collages and her bright positive attitude. It’s inspirational.
It might be too late for this year, but maybe you can send out truly personal Christmas cards next year? Be on the lookout for your works in the upcoming year which can be used as a feature in your annual cards. I think people would rather see examples of your art than yet another glitter filled Santa scene.
Have you ever sent out cards with your own artwork? I’d love to see pictures if you have!