Do you think of Christmas when you see a poinsettia?
Are you ready to spread some festive cheer and make this holiday season truly special? We have something magical in store for you today! Let’s talk about the timeless tradition of sending heartfelt Christmas cards and how they can help you connect with your loved ones like never before.
In this fast-paced digital age, there’s something truly extraordinary about receiving a physical card in the mail, especially during the holiday season. It’s a tangible reminder that someone cares, that they took the time to choose a card, write a heartfelt message, and send it with love.
The Symbolism of the Poinsettia Wreath
Poinsettias have become synonymous with Christmas, and for a good reason. With their stunning red and green foliage, these dazzling plants effortlessly capture the essence of the holiday season. They have become an integral part of Christmas traditions worldwide, symbolizing joy, love, and the spirit of giving. Their vibrant red petals are often associated with the unconditional love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ, reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. Additionally, the deep green leaves of poinsettias represent life and renewal, mirroring the evergreen trees that adorn our homes during this time of celebration.
The circular shape of a wreath represents the eternal nature of life. Just as the seasons come and go, the circle reminds us that life is a continuous journey, filled with new beginnings and cherished memories. It serves as a gentle reminder to embrace unity and togetherness, bringing people closer during this festive time.
As we hang wreaths on our doors and walls, we not only add a touch of elegance to our surroundings but also invite a sense of harmony and welcoming energy into our homes. They serve as a visual reminder of the love and warmth shared amongst family and friends during the Christmas season.
Step-by-step tutorial: Creating a poinsettia wreath greeting card
What you need:
- Stamps/Bundles: Ringed With Nature
- Inks: Calypso Coral and Basic Gray ink pad
- Paper: Basic white and basic gray card stock, Silver foil
- Other: 2″ circle punch, 2-3/8″ circle punch, Multipurpose glue, Paper Trimmer
- Score the 10.5 cm x 29.7 cm Basic White cardstock at 14.8 cm. Fold in half and burnish with a Bone Folder.
- First, cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 9.5 cm x 13.8 cm.
- Then, cut a piece of Basic white cardstock 9 cm x 13.3 cm and punch a 2″ circle. Temporarily adhere the punched circle to the centre of the Basic white cardstock layer.
- Ink up the poinsettia image in Calypso Coral and stamp over the circle and onto the cardstock layer.
- Stamp again without reinking beside the first poinsettia.
- Reink the stamp and continue the two generation stamping around the circle until you get back to the first poinsettia.
- On another clear block, drop some Basic Gray ink. Pick up the ink with a water painter and use the splatter technique to splatter Basic Gray over the Basic white layer and circle. See this post for more spatter technique tips.
- Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray onto the 2″ circle.
- Carefully remove the punched circle and adhere to the 2-3/8″ punched silver foil circle. Adhere dimensionals to the back of this.
- Tussle some silver Simply Elegant Trim and adhere behind the sentiment circle.
- Adhere several Rhinestone Basic Jewels randomly on the card front.
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So let’s embrace the magic of the holiday season and make a difference in the lives of those we care about. Let’s spread joy, love, and connection through the simple act of sending heartfelt Christmas cards. It’s time to dust off your pen, unleash your creativity, and make this holiday season one to remember.
Remember, every card you send is an opportunity to brighten someone’s day, touch their heart, and create lasting memories. Start today, and let the magic unfold!
Wishing you the merriest of holidays and a new year filled with love and happiness.
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