13 February, 2008

Not really a Valentines person but I made a few non-traditional cards - just for the fun of it. Here they are.

Got to thinking about how commercialised holidays have become. Valentines, Easter, Birthdays, Christmas - they are all excuses to spend too much money and on what? Stuff people don't need and won't use. This is the year that I break away from the hype and the pressure to spend spend spend. I'm only giving gifts to people because I want to not because I feel obliged. I am also going to make gifts where I can - ot only does it save money - it is fun. There is a real feeling of satisfaction in giving a gift that comes from the heart. The only problem is - I'll have to convince a 15 and 10 year old that homemade is 'cool'! Not sure how I'll do that.

Thought for the day:

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. ~Henry Ford


Jules {Creative Makes} said...

Lovely cards, nice and fresh looking :-)

(And I hate the over-commercialised thing too.)

Anonymous said...

Nice cards Cindy!

Cazzy said...

Hi Cindy, nice modern cards!

Max said...

Love your cards ... and I too am veering more towards 'hand crafted' gifts. Nothing can beat the look of astonishment and absolute pleasure on the faces of people, when they know you have made it yourself.