Watercolor Christmas Card Giving


Watercolor Christmas Card giving

Weeks ago, I began painting Christmas cards using the watercolor primary mix theory.   Since I am surrounded by trees it made sense to keep with that theme this holiday season.

Sending Christmas cards is a bit of an old-fashioned tradition and I predict in 30 years it will be a faded memory as future generations begin to mature.

My card list has been shrinking because I have either lost contact, or several have passed. Sending Christmas cards just seems to be a less common activity and I wanted to improve this thought as we end 2023.

So, I got out my watercolors and started mixing to see what shades of brown and green I could come up with. 

Creating with watercolor for christmas cards

It was fun to mix and paint without a real plan and simply experience what would transpire; I have been doing a lot of this lately. 

These photographs do not capture what these cards look like in person, which is a bit of a bummer, but it gives you an idea that creating is good for the soul.

It’s been a positive way to spend an afternoon and I expect to keep painting because I completed a few additional pieces that I plan to frame.  You heard me right and they will be placed on my gallery wall in the art studio.

Painting with watercolors at Christmas

I find in life we all have some sort of gift that can be turned into handmade Christmas cards.  So, maybe you don’t watercolor paint and that’s okay. Perhaps you like to take photographs or play with materials from nature.  Ribbon and pieces of fabric can also be neat ways to create a unique holiday card that will brightens someone’s day.

I would like to encourage you to make one or two cards this season and share them with someone who needs a little sunshine in their life.  You might even want to try your hand at watercolor Christmas card giving.

See the Good,