Yesterday, I sat across from my mother in law and next two my oldest daughter. We had a discussion about coloring and drawing. My daughter loves to draw, but not color. She loses interest halfway through, she explained. My younger daughter chimed in that she loves to color, but not draw and my mother in law felt the same way. I listened and smiled, realizing that we all have different ways of expressing creativity.
For those who enjoy coloring, the new fad of workbooks and cards is a joy! Last year, I reviewed a coloring book and a set of multi-occasion cards from Storey Books. This year, they are publishing a Create-Your-Own Handmade Christmas Cards. Caitlin Keegan has designed 30 Christmas cards to color along with a decorative envelope that asks for a little coloring. They are similar to other cards she has published in the past.
One of the tricks I find with coloring pages or cards is finding ones that are colorable! Sometimes the lines are too small or not clear enough. Sometimes the design can seem almost overwhelming. Sometimes the activity of coloring and the design aren't compatible. But, these cards are definitely easily colorable in my opinion! I like them quite a bit. My 11 year old daughter was very excited to sit down and color one!
If you're looking for a fun way to feel a little crafty next fall as you get ready for Christmas, but don't have a lot of time to do elaborate crafts, these cards are a great option! They allow you to relax and color, but still feel productive! These are cards that I will enjoy giving to my friends next Christmas.
Please note that I received a complimentary set of these cards from Storey books but that these opinions are entirely my own.