I look forward to this post every single year. Probably because when I’m actually writing it… I have zero idea what kind of DIY Disney cards I’m going to create for my parents. I’ll admit my mind is pretty blank at the moment but I’m sure I’ll come up with a grand idea before Santa leaves for the North Pole.
Just a refresher for those of you newbies: every year, I craft my parents and sister their own holiday cards. They are always Disney themed in some way. I don’t use more than pretty paper, scissors, and color pencils. I don’t have a printer so I try to draw everything myself and I don’t have any fancy cutting tools (except for a cutting board and some circle punches). I like to think of my style as sophisticated kindergartner.
Here’s a little secret though: I like the theme I did last year best. What was it?
Bars & lounges!
As DVC members, my parents have stayed at Old Key West a lot. Gurgling Suitcase is a little hole in the wall bar near the main pool at the resort, and my parents love love love to hang out there. I feel like it might have been one of the first real hang outs they ever had on property.
I’m pretty positive my mom discovered this trick before the food bloggers did. Instead of a meal at Yachtman’s (which we love, but let’s be real, isn’t always in the cards), let’s get the same yummy steak with drinks in a relaxed environment at Crew’s Cup. I still haven’t been there with my parents or in general, but I swear, I am going to do it someday. As you can see I altered the look of this sign a little bit by making it more festive with Santa hats. (Of course!)
This one is pretty self-explanatory. After many evenings spent strolling the boardwalk at… the BoardWalk, my sister and I always dreamed of the DAY we would be old enough to go to Jellyrolls. Oh the dreams we had! My sister actually made it to Jellyrolls before me… I still haven’t been. See? Sometimes the little sister wins. I had cut these letters myself… but I absolutely love how it came out and how the colors pop so well.
Another year, another three cards. Does time fly or what? I better get started on this year’s batch of cards or it’s going to be 2014 before I know it.
Thanks for sharing in this holiday tradition of mine! Happy crafting, friends!