I love fancy card shops!! All of those beautiful cards. Some of them are like little mini pieces of art. I love the smell of card stores. I love to touch and look at card after card. And, I used to, love spending lots of money in them! HA!
First, I don't get much time to browse through hundreds of cards anymore. Second, I don't have tons of money to spend on them anymore either.
No worries, little kiddos are filled with artistic talent!
We have been sending family members hand painted or drawn pictures as birthday cards for quite some time now, nothing new really. This summer though, we got a bit behind :( With all of our summer adventures we weren't painting as much. Don't get me wrong, there was a lot of impromptu drawing and other crafting, but somehow we missed card making. Okay, okay, it was probably just my fault forgetting to put pictures in envelopes to actually send them off!
Anywho...we set out to catch up on our family birthday cards...and made our own little kid stationary to stash away when we need them.
As you can imagine, Henry's were a bit less detailed than Violet's. But, he did get into it, stating what his drawings were as he was making them. Clockwise from top left "The Blue House", "Sunshine", "Red" and "Red House".
Violet really thought about her cards and took great care creating them and thinking about who we would send them to.
Here is "Sun Go Down"And this one was nearly destroyed by an accidental water spill. Violet was very upset and thought it was ruined. I suggested that we let it dry and told her that it will proabably look really cool once it's dry...she was skeptical...
When it was dry, it turned out that she was happy with it in the end...I asked her what it was called, "The Sun Behind the Clouds", because the part where the water spilled looks like a cloud. See, budding artist!
Bottom line, kids love cards! Cards to open, cards to play with...Why not give them some cards to make on their own to send to their family and friends. But, beware, by a bunch of blank cards because once they start they won't want to stop making their own stationary...I've got to replenish my blank cards now! :)
Sharing this stationary set here: