A Bit of Greens to Take Away the Blues!

Hello!

These are difficult times in our world today and I hope you and your families are doing well.

Since so many people are sheltered in place, I have been creating and sending cards to residents of senior citizen homes and veterans.

Creating cards has given me a new purpose for my work. It relaxes me when I am creating, and I feel better giving my cards to so many who are not allowed to visit with their families and friends. It is a win-win project!

I am sharing this short post with a few cards I designed using colors of greens. I hope you like them.

Floral shaker card in shades of greens, scalloped framed VM VM border, handmade cards created by HorseMark Card

Golfer Dressed in Green, birthday card, layered card for men designed by HorseMark Cards

Frog printed paper with ribbit prints, google eyes, green colored handmade cards by HorseMark Cards

Green Argyle Birthday Card for men, green balloon card designed by HorseMark Cards

Sharing cards has always been important to me, but today it becomes more vital. To receive a card in the mail can make a big difference when they are feeling lonely. It can brighten someone’s day and maybe even make them smile.

Thank you for visiting today. Remember to send a card to someone and pick up the phone and let them know you care.

Enjoy your day and stay safe,
Vickie

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Holiday Card Designs ~ 2019

Happy Holidays!

Life happens, and I have been a bit absent from posting in my blog. You can find more postings on my Instagram and Facebook pages, as I post more frequently on these pages.

Here is a quick post to share a few of the holiday cards I have created recently.

Snowman and Christmas trees in white

Reindeer, cards, Holiday, cards using scraps

Christmas trees with glitter cardstock

Contact me at horsemarkcards@gmail.com for special requests or information. I would love to create a card for you! Please visit my Cards for Sale page to see some examples of cards I have designed.

Thank you for visiting my pages! I hope you and your family and friends enjoy the holiday season!

~Vickie

‘Dodger Blue’ Get Well Card!

When you have a friend who has been under the weather giving her a get well card could cheer her up, especially when the card is customized for her. She is an LA Dodgers baseball fan!

We banter about our teams, (I am a San Francisco Giants fan!), but our friendship is solid!

Dodger Fan Get Well Card, baseball, custom greeting cards

Creating this card for my friend is just one of the reasons I enjoy designing handmade greeting cards! Everyone likes to get cards and I am happy to oblige!

Enjoy your creative day!

~ Vickie ~

Something Special in the Mailbox!

Taking my key and opening my home mailbox in December was a nice experience. I quickly sifted through the flyers and unsolicited advertisement letters to find the special envelopes. Most of them had handwritten addresses and some were labeled with our address neatly typed. What was tucked inside was most important—a Christmas card from members of our family and special friends.
December mail is the best!

Christmas cards, trees, holiday greetings, love, joy, merry and bright

Christmas, kitten, wreath, sparkles, snowflakes, stars

I enjoy December for a variety of reasons. December birthdays! Our youngest son, my brother, our niece, our nephew (born on my birthday, several years later!), and a few friends all got to celebrate with birthday cake. Of course, December also brings Christmas, which is a wonderful time we share with our family and friends.

Birthday card, playing cards, balloons, handmade card created with cards,

Now that the Christmas card rush is over, I return to my mailbox, as many of us do, to find advertisement flyers, unsolicited notices from companies wanting my business, and perhaps an invoice inside an envelope. This is also the time when the credit card statements come, reminding many that the holiday gifts and expenses still need to be paid. Now, going to the mailbox is not as exciting, and can even be depressing for some.

However, as the New Year begins, we need to remember our family, friends, customers and clients on a continued basis. A thank you card is certainly appropriate and should be given if you have received a gift over the holidays. Thanking the host for a wonderful dinner or party you attended will show them how much you appreciated their efforts and generosity.

Thank you card with ribbon, embossed birds,

Sending a birthday card to acknowledge someone’s special day is always appreciated. Many of us may not exchange gifts, but giving a card to someone to let them know you are thinking of them is in many ways better than giving a gift. They will know you took the extra time to select a card for them and write a personalized message.

Thank you card with ribbon, embossed birds,

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. Who is the lucky person you will be giving a card to?

 

My Turn to Say ‘Thank You!’

Hello Readers!

I am sending out a special ‘Thank You’ to welcome the new followers on my blog and my Instagram and Facebook accounts. Of course, I continue to be thankful for my longtime followers. Much appreciation to you all! I hope you enjoy the cards I create and share them with others.

Butterflies thank you greeting card

Remember to say ‘Thank You’ to the people in your lives that give or do something special for you. Giving them a thank you card is like the cherry on top of your appreciation gesture!

Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by for a visit!

~~ Vickie