One of my New Year's resolutions for 2014 is to be better about remembering the birthdays & anniversaries of my closest friends & family, namely by making a custom greeting card for each one. Well, one of the very first things I did was completely miss my in-laws' anniversary last week.
Last Friday, I decided to sit down and make a wedding card for a colleague, as well knock out a couple art prints that I had promised a friend...oh...before last Christmas. (To be fair, I had warned her it would be a while before I could get to the prints.)
Then I saw the missed anniversary on the calendar, and decided to go ahead and make a card for that, too, before it became egregiously too late to send one. (Good thing my in-laws are pretty cool about belated-yet-heartfelt sentiments.) After I invaded the entire dining room table with my card supplies, I noticed that three birthdays were coming up later in the same month. And it hit me:
Why don't I make cards to cover the whole month?
And so the great weekend card-making binge began.
I'm quite pleased with the results of my binge. Honestly, I think it's some of the best work that I've done in months, and it feels good to be prepared for upcoming commemorations. I ended up making more cards than I'd planned, so I'm now covered throughout May!
It was a weekend well-spent, and this creative is definitely in her happy place now.
Listening to: "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
Drinking: Green tea with honey