It's true, the buying and sending and receiving of Advent Cards does not play a vivid part in our Christmas culture; but that has never stopped me from making at least one set every year, for sending to my mother, and sometimes a second set for my friend and fellow Advent - observer Cate. If you would like to receive or send the set seen below, just let me know! They have been featured, week by week, on my blog before, but I thought it would be nice to see them all together on one post!
and -- last but not least -- Clearing Away
Second Week of Advent
and -- last but not least --
finding the most gracious in the most common
Third Week of Advent
and -- last but not least -- Entertaining Unawares
Fourth Week of Advent
Sharing, Doubling, and Reflecting
and -- last but not least -- seeing in a new way
Katy and Peter for a number of these ideas.
And to my sister Peg, who wrote:
"I've heard that Edith Wharton quote before
and now I want to work on being the mirror."
And to my friend Cate for saying: "I LOVE them! They are beautiful. Are you putting a set on your tree? I think they would look nice there. You did a great job. Where did you get the idea? You are so creative! I always wish we lived close enough to make cards together."