Advent Calendar Gift 19

Welcome to the gift of an Advent Calendar.  I have always loved Advent calendars.  When I was little, I just couldn't wait to open each little door and find the surprise waiting there.

This Christmas I am turning my blog into an Advent calendar, so I can give you a Christmas surprise every day until Christmas.  Every day I will post downloadable artwork for you to use as my gift.

Years ago, I painted a Christmas card for my Mom when we lived in Hong Kong.  I used Asian hand-made papers to create more interest in my watercolor painting for the card.  Later on I had them printed professionally for a Christmas Fair which was held at the Furama Hotel in Hong Kong.

I always liked creating cards that were decorated on the front and back.  I usually put a Christmas card in with some of my Christmas gifts.  So, I thought I would share this for you to use with some of your gifts.

 Today's gift is a Christmas note card that you can print and fold to create a 5" x 7" card, decorated on the front and the back.  The name of the file is called Advent Calendar Gift 19, Christmas Card, and you can download the file here.

Your file will look like this when you download it, so that it prints nicely on an 8.5" x 11" card stock paper.  After you have printed it, just trim and fold in half.  Sometimes I punch a hole in the top and add a bit of ribbon for the top of a gift.

During the Christmas season, I will be creating more gift tags, Christmas stationery, and all kinds of art for you to use.  You can give the art as gifts, decorate your home or use on your Christmas crafts and cards.  If you miss a day, just click on this page, and you can see all the posts and artwork at a glance.

You can also find all of the artwork on my Pinterest Board called An Advent Calendar of Downloadable Artwork.  If you click the artwork that you like, it will lead you back here with the link to the download.

One of my favorite people Vee, from A Haven for Vee is hosting her monthly note card party.  I will be linking this post as my December gift.  This note card gift is in honor of lovely Vee.
Donna Heber said...

Hi Karen,

Your advent notecards are so pretty! Wishing you a wonderful and blessed holiday.

Snap said...

Love it and you and Vee! :D :D

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning Karen!

I have been enjoying every day of Advent with YOU, with the joyous sounds of children to the colorful art, celebrating life eternal.


Vee said...

This card is so very special with the unique blend of East and West. I really like the back being decorated to complement the front, too.

(I'm blushing. That's right. Sitting here in a darkened room blushing for all the world not to see. Ha! Love you!)

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

so cool. neat picks. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year in 2013 to you & yours. big hugs. ( :

Lavender Cottage said...

You create some beautiful cards and crafts and are generous in having an advent calendar for fellow bloggers. I'll check out the days I've missed.
I make my own cards but have never thought to decorate the backs of them, a good idea.
Merry Christmas

Donna said...

How sweet and what a lovely gift to folks. Isn't Miz Vee one of the BEST on blogdom?

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thank you so much! I love these cards and how neat that the back is even decorated! Sweet holiday hugs!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen,
Your gifts have all been a wonder my friend. You are so talented and have such a giving heart. Thank you for being here.
Love your note card for Christmas and the added touch that wraps around to the back. Love that look.
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.
Hugs, CM