My mom is SO supportive. Last year, she asked me to make her some holiday cards to send to our family. Last year it was 30. This year it was 50!
Now, the challenge here is that her address book is pretty similar to my address book. She sends to all of our relatives in India, Canada, and here in the States. I have to have them done early so that she can make the 3 week travel time to India! Of course, I never make that schedule with my own cards. Anyway, her requirements... not Christmasy (as most Indians are Hindu), no Christmas trees, not cutesy (okay, that's my requirement not hers), etc. We live in Texas. It's hard to make snow-related cards although I end up doing that a lot it seems. So, with her requirements and mine, the choices are limited and the challenge is HARD. I always think my 78 year-old mother should send elegant cards rather than cutesy.
I had some trials before I finalized on this one. It did turn out elegant. I'm not sure it fit any of the requirements but she liked them and they are done.
Wreath by A Muse, Sentiments (inside and out) from SU! (retired) Accessories: Gold embossing powder, Gold organdy ribbon, versamark
Here were the variations that didn't make the cut:
Image by A Muse, Sentiments by SU! Accessories: Versamark, Gold embossing powder
Image by A Muse, Sentiments by SU! Accessories: SU! Handsome Hunter craft ink with clear embossing powder