Hello my lovely loves,
I'm very proud to say that this year I've managed to make some Christmas cards to sell.
Even though I had drawn out designs last year, I just wasn't well enough to to go through with the level of work that's needed to actually needed to get it done.
But this year? I did it! And I can't tell you how much it means to me to be creating and publishing art again.
I'm still not ready for commissions, but if having a chronic illness has taught me anything, it's that there are ways to do what you want without jeopardising your health, and you should bask in them.
I've been working on my two designs all year (slow and steady!) and I created an angel themed one, based around the hymn "Hark the herald angel sing" with a quirky, musical change to the lyric (and a guest appearance from a cute Elvis-styled Baby Jesus), and a Home Alone one, with items from the first two films incorporated into the design.
Both designs are wraparound pieces, so they cover both the back and the front of the card, and there is a printed message inside each as well.
10% of the profits will be going to the homeless charity, Crisis. I always give to them at Christmas anyway, but this year I hoped I'd be able to add onto my normal donation.
The cards are now on sale on my Etsy shop.
In fact, I've not had time to write this post because they're been selling so fast! I'm afraid all the packs of 10 have sold out already, as the angel-only packs of 6.
There are still plenty of 6 packs of mixed designs, and Home Alone-only packs in 6 and 10.
Single cards are available in both designs. Head on over to snap some up before they go!
There's also a separate listing for those who wish to give an added donate to Crisis on top of the 10% of the profits I'll be giving.