I am lucky enough to have a massive amount of lovely people in my life. As such, I need to come up with about 30 small holiday gifts to show them that I love them. Along with that, I send out about the same amount of (usually) handmade holiday cards every year. I got the idea early this month to combine the two and screen print my holiday cards onto tea towels to feed two bunnies with one carrot (hate that 'killing birds' metaphor).
For anyone who is a screenprinting pro, this post will highlight how much I do not fall into that category. I taught myself how to do it and somehow that produces something that works, so that’s been awesome! Since I don’t do it too often, though, I did run into a few hiccups where I had forgotten one or two things in the process and only remembered at the moment that they needed to be done. But, it all worked out, and after 2 full days and 5 nights of turning the house into a Season's Greetings factory, I had 60 sweet little tea towels in three colors and gifted them away (it’s finally safe to post since I think most arrived at their homes now).
Here’s what went down, and probably why I’ll scale it back a bit next year and go back to paper cards!