I know, it's only the middle of September. I'm worse than the stores which start putting out their holiday merchandise before Halloween even arrives. However, I need to have the cards printed before I leave for Mexico at the end of October. I always take the cards and envelopes with me to Mexico, and make them out while I am down there. They are all done by the time I return home and ready to send out after Thanksgiving.
Usually the picture I paint for the card is based on someplace I have traveled during the course of the year. So what will it be this year? A colonial church in Mexico? A medieval Norse church? Or perhaps a landscape of Alpine scenery in Switzerland? I won't tell. It's always a secret until I send them out, and there are a number of frequent readers of this blog who are on my Christmas card list.
I have been painting my own cards since I retired in 2004. As I was organizing my files on my new computer, I came across the first one I did, one of the few cards which was not based on my travels. It is a New England winter scene.
Come December, I will share with you the 2016 card.