Christmas Cards - How Do You Do?
We can thank Queen Victoria for instigating the tradition of sending cards at this time of the year.
The beauty above is one of the very first and it features three scenes.
In the centre is a party with several generations of one family enjoying some festive spirits.
Those on the left and right depict acts of charity - feeding the hungry and clothing the naked.
Very few of these cards remain in existence which is a shame as there is such a lovely message and beautiful artwork contained upon this one card alone.
This year I am making all of our Christmas cards using the gorgeous bespoke stamps made for me by the wonderful artist Chantal Vincent. I will include a short note in each but we won't be sending out a 'family letter' as many of my friends do.
As I was writing the last of the cards today, I began to wonder how different people share their Christmas cheer?
What do you send to those whom you care about and do you differentiate for different people?
To read more about the very first Christmas card, click here.