Monday, 15 December 2008

Simple


Yesterday the children and I had the most wonderful day out enjoying lots of old fashioned christmas cheer. Sadly Andrew was unable to come with us as he was home sick and spent the day in bed with flu...
When we came home and the children were tucked up in bed I decided it was about time that I made a start with the christmas cards, I had out it off enough.



What better way to get off to a good start... Candle light, cards, pen, ink and a wax seal for the envelopes.
We bought the pen and ink today as the children were wascinated by it. I normally use a good quality fountain pen that my Gran bought for me years and years ago but have never really used one that you need to dip in the ink, it was fun to try.. It makes you think about what you are writing as you need to concentrate so much on getting just the right amount of ink on the nib and all that. The candle light just added that extra touch.... The wax seal has the initial of our surname on it and looks sweet on the back of the envelope...... Simple.....

3 comments:

Leigh said...

I just wanted to pop in and say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I am having a little giveaway, if you want to visit and enter!

Jane said...

Happy Christmas. Hope you have a lovely time filled with laughter and happiness. Jane x

Levin (and Emily) said...

it sounds so romantic. i'm envious of your cold christmas - here it's too hot to burn candles :(
hope your christmas was merry and the new year brings much joy and happiness.
l
x