Sunday, December 2, 2012

vintage wishes......

I came up with a very easy
oh so charming
way to send your
Christmas wishes
this year

all that you need is.......

 ~some sweet vintage notes
{I found a package in a charity shop}
these do not even have to be Christmas related
mine are rosy notes that are blank inside

~a date stamp with a sweet sentiment
{found at a craft store}

~some glitter to sprinkle onto your notes to add a bit of winter frosting
{I used white glitter and a bit of clear glue to make it stick}

~ pretty coloured crochet cotton to tie through the notes

~so easy~

nothing is better than receiving a 
Christmas card
in the mail
I so encourage you all to handwrite some sweet sentiments
this year for family and friends
they will so appreciate your effort

My home is starting to fill up with my
 Handmade Christmas Ideas
I hope to share bits and pieces 
all December long
so pop back really soon and see what 
I use to hang my Christmas cards on
you might be very surprised

You can find this idea along with me
Matthew Mead's 
{found here}



Jane said...

Hi Koralee. I love this idea. thanks for sharing. I'm doing star garlands instead of xmas cards this year. hope you have a good week. Jane x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely idea! :)

Susie said...

Can't wait to see how you display your cards. I love seeing that. I have a box shaped like a big Christmas book. I put it on the coffee table, then anyone can look in the box.:):) Smiles , Susie

It's me said...

What a Nice love love.....from

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a sweet idea. I love seeing all of the pretty things my blog buddies are making, too! It's a happy time!

Genie said...

Totally sweet. Love the vintage look..
Can't wait to see all your bright ideas.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, I do love these! The date stamp is such a cute idea! I have seen this book in my book club newsletter and now I have to buy it! So charming! xx

NanaDiana said...

Koralee-What a sweet idea. I love it. My friend had a second hand store and every year she would send out Christmas cards that she got in previous years with the name of her store on a label where the original person signed it. I always thought that was so clever. xo Diana

Terra said...

I too love note cards and Christmas cards in the mail, and my current blog post is about having children write note card thank you cards. Let's not allow this to become a lost art.

vintage grey said...

So beautiful and such a sweet and special idea! Love it!! Wishing you a blessed day! xo Heather

Introverted Art said...

This is indeed a great, very personable idea. I love it!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, these cards are just so beautiful!! I really love them. Happy December and let the count down begins! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!


homemade@myplace said...

sweet idea!!!
xxx Ale

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Thanks for sharing the sweet Christmas cards, they are lovely.
Will be back to see more of your wonderful ideas.

Happy week

Tracey Ayton Photography said...

Love this. There are so many beautiful and nostalgic old cards out there you can find for this. What a great idea.

Riitta Sinikka said...

Lovely! ♥ ♥ ♥ Christmas hug ♥ ♥ xxx riitta

howshemakesit said...

Oh! A great idea with a date stamp! It looks so vintage and I love it! have a nice week:-)

Deborah said...

Such a wonderful idea sweetie, so clever and pretty :) have a wonderfully happy week!

Bee happy x

Duni said...

I love it, Koralee! Your cards are extremely pretty. I love the vintage roses :)
Thank you for sharing! Have a wonderful week, best
Duni xo

found and sewn said...

such a great idea. I'd be stamping everything!

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh my friend -- everything you touch turns to pink gold! you are so totally amazing and I am so happy that you have blessed my life with your friendship! sending hugs and love UP NORTH! : )

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

Oh but you do make it look so easy Koralee, and your little vintage notes look so sweet. Thanks, as always, for the lovely inspiration. xx

jane said...

I love love this sweet idea...I'm off to find notecards right now xxxxxx

Lynne said...

Such joy to see your unique, sweet colored ideas . . . I am intrigued by your creativity . . . It speaks of Happy!

andrea creates said...

so pretty! i usually make my own cards-this is a great idea :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Oh dearest, you have a great way of packing in TONS of love in small ways. I need to do that! I am always thinking SO BIG that I end up getting overwhelmed and unable to send even the smallest sentiment. This is a great idea!

Thank you for visiting last night. I loved to hear about your decorating adventures! I would also love to see your twinkling lights and I bet you DID have so much fun baking! I am still wildly running around with orders but all is well and I am thinking of YOU!

I wish you peace, joy, health and a treasure of new memories and OH! Your daughter will be arriving soon! THEN LET THE HOUSE DECORATING BEING!

Sending YOU a bunch of love, Anita

Martina said...

Dearest Koralee, your handmade cards are very sweet and totally you! I'm working on some handmade gift ideas and cards too - yes, nothing beats snail mail for christmas and new year wishes. Have a wonderful start to your week! xox

Paula said...

Hello sweet Koralee! Do you remember me? I am sorry it has been so long since I visited sweet you and your beautiful blog! I love your vintage Christmas cards.They are so pretty! I look forward to seeing all the Christmas sweetness you will share this month. Thank you for always sharing such delightful, inspiring, sweet and happy things! Much love and a big hug from your friend, Paula xoxo

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

They are soo pretty and what a special idea and feeling getting them! Can't wait to see some of your home! :) xox Hugs, Holly

Helen Philipps said...

Oh Koralee this is just the sweetest idea!! I really enjoyed seeing your post today, it is so the colours and the glitter and the florals and the beautiful!
Helen x

Unknown said...

so pretty! Happy December! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

What a neat idea! I send cards of my own design every year. I love old fashioned correspondence!!

❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Dagmar said...

You are truly a gifted and sweet friend..what a great idea, how will have all of us making these..xoxox❤

GardenOfDaisies said...

You are so creative. Love the idea of using the date stamp to make these cards work for any time of year.

Marilyn Miller said...

Great idea!