Monday, November 21, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

These are some of my very minimal simplistic Thanksgiving cards.  

I underestimated the pressure of the automated postage stamp cancelling machine and the branches arrived broken.  **big ole sad face here!**   

But, no one to blame but myself.  I did add a sheet of plastic foam as protection, but it didn't protect anything.  I did consider walking into the post office for hand canceling of the postage, but I went with faith instead.  Well, live and learn is the lesson here.  



jenclair said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I'm sure they were beautiful anyway, and I can understand the reluctance to make a trip to the P.O. for hand canceling. Many times I have kept my fingers crossed as I stuck something in the mailbox, hoping that it would reach its destination in tact!

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Nooooooooo right I'm going to go down there Annie and dismantle that stupid machine with a spanner for doing that to your wonderful cards, such a shame but they're still beautiful and classy....just like you ;)
Donna xx

Createology said...

Annie your Thanksgiving cards are lovely. The simplicity is what makes the statement. It is sad that the branches arrived broken however on the bright side...they arrived. Happy Thanksgiving Dear.

Renee said...

Nothing that a tiny drop of glue won't cure. I'm sure they were still lovely! Great CAS idea.

sheila 77 said...

Yes, Renee said it, the recipients can do a bit of mending, and they can be grateful they recieved such unusual and attractive cards. These look rather nice, I am in love with the simple design.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Tera Callihan said...

these are great cards! (even if the machine did break the branches!)

Evergreen Mo said...

The colours and simply design is in fact very elegant. Happy Thanksgiving

Sandy said...

Simple and so elegant - I seem to fall in love with everything you do Annie! Happy Thanksgiving Sugar!
Sandy xx

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Imagine my dismay, Annie, when I asked the postal clerk to hand-cancel my postcard. "Certainly," she said, "but I just want you to know that it will still go through the sorting machine when it gets to the Distribution Ctr and it could get stuck, rip, get ink, etc etc."
I'm still disgruntled to think we don't have a say on whether these cards go through machinery or not.
I wonder if she knew what she was talking about. Anyone heard this before?

Carol S. said...

I love the simplistic look. I'm sure they were still loved even with a broken twig. You are so thoughtful to send cards!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Sorry about your poor cards Annie but hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends! Deb xo