I teach Christmas card classes, but up until a couple of years ago, I hadn't made my own Christmas cards. Call it "I Gave at the Office Syndrome" or whatever you want, but I have just never had the desire to make cards in bulk. Last year, however, I decided I'd make cards from scraps, which appeals to my somewhat frugal "save the earth" nature and allows me to make just one or two of a card and then move on to a new design.
So this year, I made 46 Christmas cards from leftover bits of this and that. The only thing I have had to purchase is adhesive. The scary thing is that I could make at least that many more with the materials I have on hand. I even found that I had a stack of white, pre-made card bases, so I used them all up in making these cards. I love using up the last little bit of this and that. (Unless, of course, it is product that I am hoarding...such as those American Crafts felt snowflakes and mittens. In that case, I will not use them all. I shall keep some just to touch lovingly now and then.*sigh*)
Last night, Spouse suggested that I stop making cards and actually put them in the mail now, so that's what I'm doing today, along with the dreaded holiday letter.
Note to self: Before beginning a project like this, be sure to check your list to see how many cards you actually need. I ran 20 short, and while materials are still abundant, time is not.
Thank goodness for Hallmark.