This year, this image is set with an old image of a holly wreath, and I am trying to work out how I can use the sparkly dust that is meant for using in repairs to white marble - I told you about this stuff in the summer, I think. It makes very good and subtle snow. The green holly wreath has no red berries, so the tinting in this picture compliments it nicely - lots of festive red and green.
So I have the image on a CD ready to take to the printers this morning, then when they are ready, I'll have to spend all evening cutting, folding and applying sparkle so that when they are dry, H.I. can spend about 5 hours writing them all out and sending to about 60 of her friends and admirers, as she does every year.
I spent years not bothering with Christmas cards, so consequently I am off most people's lists, but I am usually mentioned as an afterthought in the ones sent to her, so I don't feel left out. It's a bit like the dinner-party circuit - it doesn't seem to exist any more, but I think that they sort of doubled up as dating agencies anyway. I miss them in a way, but I think they are an activity for singles or bored married couples, and I don't fall into either category. I don't know what category I fall into, come to think of it.
Cute girl, eh? She still is.