|Photo of letters that say Love by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash|
This month we celebrated Valentines Day. One of my favorite traditions of this holiday is the tradition of sending handmade cards to loved ones. In our digital world, handwritten letters and cards have become nearly obsolete. I don’t really like this. In fact, I love making cards and I refuse to give into this trend. I know people appreciate getting handwritten mail and cards. I know that those who I send the handmade cards seem to keep them for long awhile. I see them at times when I visit friends' homes. I see them in my son's and daughter's home. I sell some of my cards in my Etsy shop so I know people are still looking for a unique card for a special occasion like a wedding, birth, and anniversary.
The meaning behind the theme of “letters” has so many interpretations. For example, the idea of using letters can be applied to vintage, stenciled or messy writing or stickers or stamps, etc. Letters could be in a collage, painting, embroidery or carving in paper, metal, clay, fabric, or whatever media your heart desires. I decided to focus on the handmade cards that I made for this month.
|Valentine's Day Card by BayMoonDesign|
|Inside of Valentine's Card by BayMoonDesign|
|Baby Card by BayMoonDesign|
This is the new baby card that I designed for my grandson. It features a cute brown teddy bear. The saying "Welcome to the World" is in aqua blue ink on the front of the aqua cardstock. There is a panel of paper with stripes layered on aqua paper. Since the sex of the baby was not to disclosed until the birth I went with gender neutral colors. I liked this baby card so much I made one to sell in my Etsy shop.
|Inside Baby Card by BayMoonDesign|
|Floral Wedding Card by BayMoonDesign|
I always like to have a few wedding cards on hand, This is a handmade heart wedding card for a bride and groom. This floral card is made with a high quality deep pink and white card stock. The front of the card has tiny white pearls on the largest of the flowers.
|Inside of Wedding Card by BayMoonDesign|
|Wedding wishes card by BayMoonDesign|
|Inside wedding wishes card by BayMoonDesign|