joyeux noël ~ that beautiful time of the year

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It’s that time of the year again! Since I can remember, this time of the year has always been wonderfully special to me. During school days, it marked the end of the school year and the beginning of the gorgeous Australian summer holidays. It also meant immersing myself into the Christmas cheer and of course, the never-ending line-up of Christmas cartoons and movies.

Most importantly though, it was and still is, a beautiful time to reflect on the year gone by, look positively on the year to come and to give thanks and show your love to those you care.

I also remember the lovely Christmas craft classes that my Mum would take me to; either at the local library or at the school holiday program. It was always about the little things that made it special – the lovely paper that you would get to use, the cotton twine, printed tape or the miniature crafty nick-nacks. The joyeux noël collection brings together all those little special elements for the 2012 kishmish moon christmas card collection.

Why the name? Four years ago, I arrived in Paris just a few days after Christmas. Although I missed out on the festivities France had to offer, the shops, streets and cafes were still beautifully decorated. One thing that stayed with me was how wonderfully the French had expressed their festive cheer – in simplicity yet ever so intricately.

Joyeux noël cards feature origami paper sourced from Takayama and the Ginza district in Tokyo, Japan and from Melbourne, Australia.

View the joyeux noël collection…