Last year I made Easter cards using seed packets from Terrain. I did something similar this year because on a recent trip to Terrain on the first day of Spring….a day that it was snowing, I just could not resist the beautiful Atomic Red Carrot seed packets from Baker Creek. I bought the packets not really knowing how I would use them, but knew it had to a be at least slightly different than last year. Once I got home I looked to see what I might already have on hand. I had bright orange envelopes so all I needed was the card. I purchased tall cards #10 at Paper Source in slate and used a uni-ball Signo pen to “doodle” a little Easter greeting. My inspiration for the drawings came from Creativebug and Lisa Congdon.
According to the Greeting Card Association, the average price of a greeting card is between $2 and $4. Personally, I think that’s on the low side. Still, even with a pack of seeds, each card is less than $4. I love sending and receiving cards. I look forward to a mail day that includes a handwritten addressed envelope with a beautiful card. My friend Nancy sends the most creative cards for every holiday. In addition to being visually beautiful, they are also clever with a play on words or something fun. What about you? Do you send greeting cards via snail mail?