Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas cards, letters, and surprises!

Tis the season for Christmas cards and letter writing galore! Christmas time seems to bring about the letter writers and the pretty little cards that talk about the holidays and wishing happiness and joy to family and friends. Christmas, this year, came up on me a bit fast. I was unable to get the family pictures done in time to send out cards to family and friends, however maybe I can send them out as a "Happy New Year" thing. So thus I am left with plain ordinary cards that are enhanced with a few words from our family, some calligraphy (which I am practicing on and very new to), and a scripture from the Bible that is a favorite of mine.

Hot Cocoa, a Christmas card,and my newest addition ... A Conklin Duragraph in Amber!

It has been a very busy Christmas season for our family/ With the surprise addition of twin girls to our family....

"Pippy" is the black and white one with black legs. "Keiko" is the almost completely back one.

... that is, twin doelings! One of our favorite female goats (Chloe is her name) had twin girls in early December! And as you can see, they are quiet the active, acrobatic, energetic little girls. We are looking forward to hopefully adding them to our breeding program in the future years to come. If not, they will make great pets!

So, where was I... Yes, Christmas cards. I have enjoyed playing around with the calligraphy. Especially since becoming a subscriber to UPPERCASE magazine. It is somewhat expensive for a magazine, but as you only pay that price once ever three months, it is not really that bad. Plus you are supporting "local" business. The artwork and articles are informative, intriguing and beautiful. I look forward to subscribing to future editions and I encourage you to give it a try, even if it is just one magazine. Try it.

Indeed it is time to start whipping out the camera and doing some more reviews! Some new items have arrived and I would love to share them with you. Until then, have a MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!!!


  1. Those little kids are just darling!! I finished up all my letter writing and Christmas cards. Now collecting return letters in cards and will write several of those back. This is the time of year for letter writing and this year has flown by too quickly. ;)

    1. Thank you! This year was horrible for me and Christmas cards! I did not get done what I wanted to. But oh well, there is next year... and then there are other Holidays as well :)