Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Season Cards


During the holiday season, I send masses of Best Wishes cards. For one thing, I think it's a great way to stay in touch with people you don't get to see or communicate with regularly - it's a way of saying you still think about them. I also love it that it allows me to share some beauty and art with people. Last year, my holiday cards, from Paris's Musée de la Mode, showed off a 1920's pattern. This year, I will be sending some of Fifi's lovely flowers, as well as illustrations by Japanese artist Yoshimoto Nara, who celebrates blissful dogs and eerie, sometimes naughty girls who live in his very unique, personal universe. The problem, of course, is that once I just don't want to part from all those beautiful cards now...

20 comments:

A World in a PAN said...

I also miss you!

Fifi Flowers said...

How FUN to use Fifi cards for the holidays! Don't worry I have more... and you never know when I might steal more photos from your site to paint and SURPRISE you after the new year!
ENJOY the Season!
Fifi

raining sheep said...

I am so proud to say that I actually 'made' my holiday cards. I took two of my favorite christmas photos I shot and had a small printer here turn them into blank note cards. It was not expensive and so cool. I guess I could have used Moo, but with the exchange 10 cards at moo is the same price as 30 done at my local print shop.

Anonymous said...

Dude, I totally better be getting one this year...

Mary-Laure said...

RAINING SHEEP - wow, how GREAT! Please to feature them on your blog, I'd love to see them.
I wanted to make my own too, this year, but I didn't find the kind of blank cards I needed (lame excuse, I know).
Next year maybe?

ANONYMOUS - Charlotte, is that's you as I suspect it is, you're getting something to add to your Mitford shrine, so surely you don't ALSO expect a card???

karina Manghi said...

I new and love Fifi cards but I did not knew the Japanese cards and they are incredible.

Mary-Laure said...

KARINA - mandame un email con tu direccion y te mando una postal japonesa de Navidad desde Califonia...

Francesca Righi said...

the "I miss you" card is *CuTenEsS*
x

Anonymous said...

I totally do.

mansuetude said...

oohh... i never thanked you for calling me "naughty" on my blog for drinking eggnog... i promise to find better ways of being naughty in the new year... hope you do too!

J Elaine said...

What a genuine way to spend time during the holidays. There is nothing like a hand-written letter!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

...love Yoshimoto Nara! Hope you have a great video rental place & should rent the docu on him or perhaps you already have... Happy best season to you & family as always!

Solange said...

how nice holiday cards are, I also send them but sometimes I am a little late... love the way how handwritten cards still mean more then an email.

have a great day,
Solange

Kwana said...

I love that idea. That top card is so cute.

Anonymous said...

Wow, cards with Japanese people on them! Do any, perchance, include the timeless holiday greeting phrase of "From New Haven to New York by train, it takes about an hour and a half"?
-Not so anonymous

please sir said...

I love sending holiday cards too. I know what you mean - they can be so pretty it's hard to see them go!

artycho said...

I've got the same trouble about parting from lovely cards!

Mary-Laure said...

MANSUETUDE - yes, let's be naughty. But nice. But naughty.

LENORENEVERMORE - I didn't know about that documentary, I need to look it up. Thank you So Much for the tip!

SOLANGE - I am also often a little late - say, early January but this year I'm being all organized about this, no procrastination, these are leaving with today's mail and it's final.

NOT SO ANONYMOUS - you'll see when you get yours in the mail.

Anonymous said...

Very, very "kew-to" (including the flowers' cards)

The Wanderers' Daughter said...

My husband got me that Nara set a few years ago, and I have been loving them (and doling them out sparingly) ever since. I love Nara.