Several years ago, I decided to paint Christmas cards and send them to friends and family.
It takes a while to create 50 original paintings so I usually start before Thanksgiving. This year, each one is created by drawing circles in the shape of a tree and then painting with metallic watercolors in each of the circles.
I haven't decided whether to paint a star at the top but probable will.
Last year, my nephew said "This is the first and only Christmas card I got this year and it's hanging on my fridge!"
I guess the tradition of sending "real" cards through the mail is winding down as greetings are now send electronically. Or not at all.
I have learned over my lifetime, that things that go out of favor always come back. So I will be one of the people that will cling to my "traditions" and hope, someday, they will come back again.
Happy Thanksgiving and looking forward to Christmas!
Carol Ann Waugh
I am a mixed media artist and love color and texture!