Imperfect Cards

Christmas is fast approaching. Where does the time go? I had thought about working on this project much earlier, but suddenly it was November and now December.

If you follow my site, you know I have essential tremors. Doing anything that requires a steady hand is next to impossible. Being creative takes some imagination, patience and perseverance. I keep trying.

My latest creative endeavor is DIY Christmas Cards.

Using various craft paper scraps and embellishments I have created a few cards that I will send to family and friends this year.

In these cards, craft paper is used to create Christmas tree shapes with button tree toppers. A sparkling gift tag and bow adorn another. While another card is layered craft paper, snowflake embellishments and a Merry Christmas gift tag. Lettering is printed from my computer.

While making these cards I thought, “If I were to make cards to sell. I would call my business ‘Imperfect Cards.'” Imagine trying to cut, glue, position the pieces while your head and hands are shaking; this was my challenge. Appropriate, don’t you agree?

Essential tremor is a neurological condition that causes a rhythmic trembling of the hands, head, voice, legs or trunk. It is often confused with Parkinson’s disease although essential tremor is eight times more common, affecting an estimated 10 million Americans and millions more worldwide.

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