A Christmas card has quite a long journey to take.... After I paint it, it travels to the Printer to be scanned for color separations. When the color is perfect, it returns to my office with a digital version for more additions: the logo, placement of the die-cut, text, an inside message, and any special touches that make the final card look better. The Christmas Card then returns to the Printer with seven other buddies where their clones are made, sent to the Die-Cutter, folded, trimmed, boxed and returned to my office to be organized on shelves.
Then the card is introduced to a delicious tea bag, which will be packaged with an accompanying envelope then sent to gift stores or tea rooms.
Once the Christmas card is purchased by someone at the store who lovingly writes a nice sentiment and addresses it, it's sent to someone special to them. That special person receives the chubby envelope containing the card with a real tea bag in it. With joy they read the card, drink the yummy Holiday tea and are warmed.
Then my heart is full knowing my original painting has fulfilled its purpose which began in July. Come to think of it, by then I'll be painting a new Mother's Day teacup card.