I have been getting bogged down in making too many cards for my self imposed requirements. I make about 130 Christmas cards, and between 20-45 cards each for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Valentines, St. Patricks, and Easter. I rotate so my friends got at least one holiday card other than Christmas along with birthday cards. It is beginning to affect my mojo and my joy in making cards. I am going days without making a single card. That is something I used to enjoy almost every day; and I miss getting lost in the creative process.
Last month, I decided to skip St. Patrick's day cards since St. Patrick's Day and Easter fall so closely together this year. That helped just a bit, but I still felt overwhelmed. Now, after much thought I have decided to also do away with making so many cards for the non-Christmas holidays.
I am going to do my best to remember birthdays, they are important. And I am going to make the majority of my cards "just because". I think an unexpected card brings more joy to the recipient than a possibly anticipated one due to a holiday. Now that I have decided and am at peace with the decision I am letting friends know.
Last night I felt an immediate relief, and a desire to get back to my cards. I sat down and made several.
Today's card I made based on a photo a friend posted on facebook of some "just because" pink tulips her hubby brought home to her. She was thrilled with them. Just because = Joy.
The image stamp set is Addies Garden from Winne and Walter, the sentiment is from PTI's Keep it Simple- Just Because (it has 6 versions of the sentiment).
Thanks so very much for taking the time I appreciate your visit.