Tuesday, 7 December 2010

seven :: the first card

This morning the postman delivered my first christmas card. Isn't it beautiful?

It's always a treat to receive a handmade card, and yet they are few and far between. I love the annual christmas card-making ritual - and it's time I thought about this year's design. I have a few ideas, but need a little time and effort to see which one will work.

It's been bitterly cold, but bright and beautiful these last few days. The frost has lingered in my garden all day - usually it's rare to get any at all. I walked down to the prom with Walter this afternoon and headed west towards the setting sun.

The sky was pink, and the tree silhouettes made a striking contrast. I do love the winter landscape pared down to its bare bones.

4 comments:

Dragonfly said...

I haven't started my cards yet either... really ought to though!

The sky is truly beautiful.

Simone said...

The handmade card is lovely. I hope you and Walter are keeping well in this bitterly cold weather. Does he have a doggy coat?!

Ali said...

Sunset tonight was amazing! Mornings, less so - too much freezing fog round these parts. Stay warm!

Cottage Garden said...

I adore sending cards. I don't make my own but I always take great care and thought over which ones to buy, there are a couple of lovely shops in town that sell wonderful cards - on my 'to do' list for tomorrow in fact.

Lovely pink sky Diana, what a lovely walk for you and your boy!

Jeanne
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