It’s the Sunday after Thanksgiving as I write this and it sure feels like winter today. It’s even snowing out there right now, tiny little flakes ~ but nothing’s coming of it, really.
On this cold day, the day before I return to reality and my job, I’m doing some laundry and working on some images I’ve taken lately. I also pulled up a few that could be used for our holiday card this year. I used only photos that I’ve taken in the past year and although I’m no expert in digital graphics, I think I’ve pieced together at least one that would be worthy of using for my holiday mailing list this year.
And although I like some of these a lot, and it was a fun way to pass a few hours today, I think I need to go back to the drawing board.
This male cardinal is festive-looking. But it doesn’t scream holiday card. Then again, I prefer a quiet card to begin with.
I had trouble with this one as a card. But I wouldn’t mind having a print of it for my wall.
I made these last year, getting the idea from Pinterest. They would make a different kind of card now, wouldn’t they?
I like this one a lot for many reasons. It was taken in the upstairs foyer here at the manor house on an early evening during the holidays last year and it had just begun snowing. Maybe it would work if the words were ‘Silent Night’.
I was given this amaryllis bulb as a gift last year and was rewarded with blooms that kept me and my macro lens entertained for weeks following the holidays.
Just making sure you’re still paying attention here and haven’t nodded off.
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Obviously, I wrote this yesterday and never posted it until now (Monday).
But you get the drift.
I really want a simple holiday season this year, without the hype and the ensuing debt caused by careless spending. That would be nice now, wouldn’t it?