My Sentiments Exactly

it’s time for the October Rudolph Days Challenge hosted by Maureen and I’ve created something different this time for my design team cards.

As a bereaved parent, I searched for years for sentiments that were sensitive to people dealing with grief during the holidays. Sometimes it can be hard to hear that the holiday season is the merriest, most wonderful time of the year because we’re grieving and missing our loved one(s). It can also be hard to keep up with sentimental family traditions because they make us too sad.

I found a few stamps and one die that I felt were suitable; these Christmas cards are a great way to show extra sensitivity towards people who have experienced a loss.

Memory Box Holiday Greenery stamp set:
thinking of you at christmas greenery card copyright linda snailzpace.com

I painted this image with twinkling H2Os on hot press watercolour paper, stamped the sentiment, added a thin Burgundy linen cardstock mat and attached it to a matte gold foil yardstick that covered the white base. I spritzed with gold sheer shimmer spray.

Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Designs – Die Thinking Of You At Christmasthinking of you at christmas die cut sentiment floral paper copyright linda snailzpace.com

I used the same burgundy linen cardstock to cut the sentiment and inlaid it on the green dotted holiday paper so it’s nice and flat for mailing.

Visible Image Sentimental Christmas: did not arrive in time to use on a card for this post but I love that it has a ‘thinking of you’ sentiment for the front of a card in a lovely typeface and a verse for the inside as well.

Hero Arts HOLIDAY MESSAGES AND ICONS: also did not arrive in time but I like the ‘thinking of you this time of year’ sentiment.

if you know of any others, please let me know.

visit maureen’s blog for the simple rules to play along.

thanks for popping by.

10 thoughts on “My Sentiments Exactly

  1. Well done hun for finding such perfect sentiments and 2 beautiful cards too – I know what you mean as American companies can sometimes be too gushy, if I find any other companies, I’ll let you know. Luv Sam x

  2. two beautiful cards with a perfect sentiment for those not finding Christmas easy. The whole reason I started making my own cards was to avoid over the top sentiments. I tend to stick with things like Seasons Greetings and with love at Christmas. Happy Rudolf Days x

  3. Hi Linda,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    what an excellent idea those sentiments are and perfect for us who have suffered loss recently or even in the past years..
    Love the gorgeous image on the first and the colours are so lovely.
    I also love how you have managed to find a paper to match the first image in you wonderful second card.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Both of your cards are perfect for those who have experienced a loss at Christmas. i love that you were able to find a die cut and a stamp for this purpose.

    I read your post on how you made the cards. I must say Linda, that gold finishing spray looks fabulous!

    Your colouring with the H2O’s is beautiful on the first card. That looks like a PB image!

  5. I love your cards Linda, and so agree……..I often use thinking of you, at christmas, as it’s hard for so many …….Stampin’ Up! have a few sentiment stamps that are similar. Happy Rudolph Day (I’ve not been able to join in much this year) xxx

  6. Thank you for this reminder that the holiday season isn’t merry for all. These are such thoughtful and beautiful cards, Linda! I especially love the holly that’s so beautifully colored!

  7. Your cards are beautiful, perfect for those who don’t find Christmas easy for whatever reason. Thank you for the inspiration.
    xx

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