At Christmastime, there always seems to be something that doesn't quite go as planned; this year, I carefully coordinated the designs of my Christmas cards and envelopes, and had intended for my postage stamps to follow the same theme, but...



JOURNALING


When I sent Mike to the post office for stamps for our Christmas cards, I requested 30 with the Madonna-and-Child design (a), but they turned out to only be available in books of 20, so he got just one book of those and then made up the difference with 10 "Alzheimer's stamps" (b)—which, to his credit, were a near-perfect match for the cards aesthetically. (Thematically, though—my mailing list having as many seniors on it as under-65s—perhaps another, more "Christmasey" design would have been a safer choice...)



CREDITS


Katie Pertiet – Vintage Text, Naturally Krafty, A Bit of Grunge No. 2, Letter Box Christmas papers; Date Strips No. 1; Negative Sleeves; Postmarked Holidays Brushes-n-Stamps No. 2; Loosely Labeled Dates; Stitch Holes Borders Brushes-n-Stamps; Stamped Stitches No. 2; Holiday Dots Brushes-n-Stamps No. 3; Little Bits Alpha; Holiday Foliage; Stamped Blocks No. 5
Jesse Edwards – Clean & Serene 2 Solids
Ali Edwards – Title and Journal Blocks Number One
Anna Aspnes – 12x12 Distressed Edge Overlays No. 1; FotoBlendz Clipping Masks No. 1
Lynn Grieveson – Worn Photo Edges; Worn Edges (Mixed)
Kellie Mize – Tortuga Template #9
Pattie Knox – Brad Bonanza 2; Staple Its; Hang Its; Cozy Crochet Yarn Elements
Mary Ann Wise – Flower Gems
Nancie Rowe Janitz – Believe Papers



FONTS


P22 Typewriter, Social Animal, Verdana