Card making is not as popular as it used to be. In my card making classes, attendance is dwindling. My Stack Classes are in serious decline. The cost of postage and electronic methods of communication has affected how many cards are sent each year. All Occasion cards in my classes have been in declined but Christmas cards hung on for longer. I gave 140 handmade Christmas cards this year but received about 20% of that. I have to say that result affected my card making mojo. I hope that people are still connecting. I was raised to send thank you cards for the gifts I receive but I would say that it is not a prevalent practice these days.
Christmas is such a special time for me that I cannot stop sending Christmas greetings but I think in 2017 I will embrace some the new ways. I can see a photo card and an electronic letters are possibilities.
I chose a script background I designed a few years ago which includes scripture. I added a large word in the bottom right hand corner `Joy`. This was printed on red card stock and trimmed to leave a small border.
I mounted that to the front of a black card.
I cut a gold star from non shed glitter paper with the Sizzix Star #2 die. I mounted that onto the card front with 3D foam tape.