A Christmas Card

Front of card

Since I was a child I have loved the custom of sending Christmas cards.

This year it seemed especially important to extend this tradition, to reach out to say hello to a few family and friends and wish them “Peace and Good Health In The Coming Year.”

Each holiday season I think I should design and send out cards featuring something from my garden, but many Christmases have come and gone without that happening—until this year, 2020.

I used a watercolor effect on a photo from an “In A Vase On Monday” arrangement for the cover. Inside the card opposite the message, I used the actual image.


For the back I chose a gladiolus, lilies and a dahlia in holiday colors.


I am sharing the card today to send you and yours traditional wishes for the season.

Peace and Good Health In The Coming Year

25 thoughts on “A Christmas Card

  1. Carrie Klein

    Susie, I loved this so much. I actually thought you may have painted the water color version! It was by far my best card of 2020.

    Hope you had a good Christmas Day . And that we can see each other soon.

    Happy NewYear! Carrie


    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I wish I’d painted it! Getting back to painting and drawing have been on my list for a long time too. Thanks for your lovely card too Carrie. We’ll have fun in person again one of these days. Stay safe.

  2. automatic gardener

    It is very special to make your own card and I always love your watercolor effects. One of these days I will try it. So many have stopped sending cards and I really enjoy sending and receiving them, especially with the Christmas letter.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I love the exchange of cards and news too Judy. Guess with so many outlets for people to connect through social media sharing the news through annual Christmas cards (and those letters) has become less necessary.

      1. automatic gardener

        So true, but social media is not something that you save. I love reading my ancestors’ old letters that are nearly 100 years old. A Christmas letter gives a nice snapshot of a year of someone’s life.

  3. Cathy

    It is always extra special to receive a handmade card, and this a lovely way to send wishes to those you cannot meet this year. Beautifully done Susie. Wishing you the same!


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