With Christmas just around the corner, I decided to make a Christmas Card inspiration board.
Christmas is just around the corner…? It certainly feels like it to me. But I am ahead of most of the stores even. This is disgruntling. So I spent some time in thought this weekend. And I came up with a reason why Christmas feels imminent.
It is because I am an American in Canada. Canadian Thanksgiving has just passed, and this has put my psyche into Christmas Mentality. Once American Thanksgiving is over it is basically one month until Christmas. I realise this notion is apparently deep in my psyche.
I don’t mind. I think I like the feeling of Christmas-is-just-around-the-corner-hurry-make-something-!. It gives me enough time to actually do the handmade Christmas.
So, taking last year’s Christmas magazines and a handful of Scrapbook magazines from 2006, I made a little Christmas Card inspiration board.It is easy to get a creative overload while going through Crafting magazines. Not only are you filtering advertisements, but every page is loaded with small ideas and ways of making cards.
So, I simply cut out a few ideas I stuck them onto my own commercial free idea board. If you are interested in doing the same, I would also encourage you to use magazines that are not specifically for Christmas. This helps to expand the creative mind and go beyond the trends.
Just a thought.