I struggled to design my card this year, the days ticked by, doodles and sketches just weren't doing it for me. I think I peaked a couple years ago with my super simple reindeer card. Three holes and a couple of antlers. How can you better that? I kept finding that I had drawn it again on my paper.
I happened to be in Smiths in the week and saw a pack of multicoloured luggage tags. I really like these things, they have a certain utilitarian quality, designed to do a job simply and well. I guess they also have a traditional context to them as well, that I'm not wholly comfortable in admitting.
These tags gave me the design, a place to add a written template cut out onto, colour to complement the festival and a little whole [star shaped] to enable them to be hung on a tree.
It brings me full circle to a number of years ago when I did a whole series of Christmas tree hanging cards.
I just have to remember to send them!
The solstice is only days away and with that it means spring will be next. Now surely that must be a good reason to celebrate the Mid Winter.