Encouraging Hearts and Home: Handmade Christmas Cards

I know!! It's only the first few days in November and it's so early to be thinking Christmas... but if you make your Christmas cards (like I do!) this is the time to start planning.  I typically make around 50 cards and my goal each year is to have them done, in the envelopes, and addressed by Thanksgiving so I can pop them in the mail that Monday right after.  We had a few really great handmade Christmas cards linked up with us last week so that's what I'm focusing on today! 

And Now, It's Time for This Week's Encouraging Hearts & Home Blog Hop!  

 

Join your Encouraging Hearts & Home Co-Hosts each week for encouragement and support for your heart & your home. We hope to provide a space that builds each other up and lends a helping hand along the way. With all the negativity in the world, let's shine a positive light!



Most viewed from last week:

Light and Flowers by Thrifting Wonderland



Some of my favorites from last week:






Ornament on a Branch by Paper Seedlings




Use the form below to share your family-friendly posts this week, and please consider these nice things you can do:

  • Follow and/or subscribe to your host's blog.
  • Visit a few other bloggers and show them your support. We all love getting comments, and who knows what inspiration you may find? Be sure to share the love--that's what a blog hop is all about!
  • Check out our Encouraging Hearts & Home Pinterest board where each host pins her 10 favorite posts each week.
  • Join us every Thursday!
  • If you are interested in co-hosting, contact Linda at Apron Strings & Other Things!



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Comments

  1. Joanne, I love that you hand make all of those Christmas cards! I stopped sending Christmas cards years ago because I just got too lazy so I really admire your dedication to making each card! I look forward to seeing some of them if you share them on your blog!

    Shelbee

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    1. I'll definitely share them; sometime after Thanksgiving I usually have a post showcasing my cards. I typically make 4 or 5 styles and just make 10 of them each. I think of them as little gifts for family members we would never really buy for.

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  2. This is such a fun time of year for this linkup- I always get such creative ideas :)

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    1. Yes! I just found a new Christmas craft to try this morning!

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  3. Thanks so much for featuring my cat themed christmas card this week. And congrats to the other featured bloggers. Such wonderful cards!

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  4. The cards are just beautiful! Thanks for the party, Joanne. Happy November!

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  5. I haven't made homemade Christmas cards in years but seeing all this inspiration made me want to do it again.

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    1. I don't always get excited to sit and make mine but once I get started I remember that it really is a lot of fun.

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  6. Joanne,
    Thanks for taking the time to visit and for your words of encouragement as i continue on my journey toward a healthier life!! I really appreciate it!!
    Thanks so much for hosting this delightful party each and every week!! I really appreciate the time and effort that goes into it along with visiting all the links and choosing Features!!! Thank You!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  7. Hi Joanne. WOW! Making 50 cards is a lot, you're very dedicated!! Thanks so much for hosting. I linked up with #1 Advice from a Pumpkin and #2 Christmas Gnome Giveaway.

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  8. I feel like it's never too early for Christmas. It takes a lot of energy, time and preparation so the earlier the better. Love the idea of making all my holiday cards. It's been about 10 years since I did anything like that... so much fun though!

    Alexandra
    OnRockwoodLane.com
    EyeLoveKnots.com

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    1. Yes, I like to start early too so I have plenty of time to make crafts and cards, and bake all the fun treats, without feeling totally rushed and stressed.

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  9. I always love seeing home made cards like these.
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh me too; it's so neat to see everyone's unique style of making them too.

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  10. I love the Christmas cards and that is so special that you make your own cards. I hope you have a nice Friday and weekend Joanne.

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  11. Love the cards. My mom, aunt and Gma make their cards, and I always look forward to receiving them.

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    1. That is so neat! I tried to get the rest of my family into card making but only my mother in law really got into it with me.

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  12. Joanne, thanks bunches for sharing Encouraging Hearts & Home with Sweet Tea & Friends this month sweet friend.

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