Monday, December 13, 2010

Not that easy

Okay posting everyday is not that easy, but you have to admit I am on here way more than usual so I should get partial credit for that, lol. I did not get much scrapping done over the weekend but I did put a little dent in my christmas cards and since some of my few readers are recipients I can't show them all but here is one of the snow globe cards I made using a tutorial found here.
Interestingly enough though I found this Dear Abby article today and wonder how my crafty sisters feel about it.

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, when my niece was 9, we came up with the idea of making Christmas cards and sending them out to special friends and family members. We both work hard to make sure each is attractive and in good taste, and we handwrite a personal note inside. We also print on the back that the card was "handmade with love." This has become a tradition for the two of us, and the cards are quite beautiful.
Last year, after we sent them out, I received a card from a friend with a small check inside. The card read, "I'm sending you this check so you can afford to buy 'real cards' next year." I was, to say the least, hurt and offended. I wondered if others felt similarly, so I asked around and was shocked to learn they, too, thought I was "cheap." Although it cost more money and time to create each card, no one appreciated them.
We won't be making the cards this year, but how do I tell my niece why? I don't want her feelings hurt, too.
- Blue at Christmas
DEAR BLUE: Tell your niece what you were told - and by whom - so she won't waste any more effort on these rude and unappreciative individuals. Better she hear it from you than one of the recipients.
As to the "friend" who sent the check, I hope you returned it and deleted her from your Christmas card list. What she did was uncalled for.Read more: Watch sports videos you won't find anywhere else

Have you ever run into anyone like this? I remember the first year I gave away handmade gifts and my sister said "don't feel bad everyone can't afford to give gifts during the holidays". The funny thing is she was trying to be so sweet but she unintentionally took what I do very lightly. I have another relative that does not value my skills and tends to make jokes about it but considering people pay me for what I do, it can't be that bad right?


Jojorenee said...

I just started having the courage to send/give the cards I've made that would discourage me so. So far no ones said anything but that's a sad shame.

I love the snow globe I checked out the tutorial and have it on my challenge list because I have no patience for following directions ask my mate I do it my way or no way lol!

Tiffany @ Iffy Scraps said...

This is awesome and soooo cute! It's on my to do list. How do you find all of this cutesy stuff!?

Tiffany said...

I was horrified by that story! Who would be so rude to send a check with that mean note?! Abby gave the perfect response. If it had happened to me, I would be hurt but not discouraged. Do what you love and love what you do. In that way, we truly make a difference no matter the adversity. The check would have probably bounced anyway :)


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