Christmas Around the World: Europe

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Courtney Smith

Welcome to our last stop on our tour! Today we will be visiting Switzerland and Croatia! We have a lot of distance to cover between the two, so we better get started! Hope you brought your walking shoes, because here we go!

Agata Pfister

Why she loves card-making: “I love card-making because it gives me a short creative escape at the end of which there’s a finished product on my desk. At the same time, cards are like short musical pieces, they need a lot of attention and detailed work. A card is also a perfect place to test new techniques – if something goes wrong, it can quickly be repaired!”

Christmas in Switzerland: In the French speaking part of Switzerland, “Merry Christmas” is translated to, “Joyeux Noel.” Happy New Year translates to, “Bonne Annêe,” while Happy Holidays is, “Bonnes Fêtes!”

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"Origami Tree Card" by Agata Pfister

Jane Beljo

Why she loves card-making: “What I love most about card-making is that I get to play with paper! I love paper; all paper! Tissue paper, cardstock, crepe paper, newspaper, you name it! And more than that, I love creating with paper. Of course, there’s nothing better than giving your handmade card to someone special!”

Christmas in Croatia: “Merry Christmas” in Croatian is, “Sretan  Božić”. “Happy New Year” is “Sretna Nova Godina!”

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"Bright Tree Card" by Jane Beljo


Thanks for joining us on our trip around the world! One of the reasons we love card-making so much? It brings people together. It lets us, in our little office in Bluffdale, Utah, create relationships with designers all over the world. It allows us to interact with people we would never have the opportunity to do otherwise. It’s as simple as glue, some sheets of paper, maybe an embellishment or two. But the significance is much more. So join us tomorrow in celebration of World Card Making Day, where we, the card-making community, kick-off the holiday card-making season!

We’ll be here all day tomorrow, so make sure you check-in with us! Happy crafting!

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25 Responses to Christmas Around the World: Europe

  1. Candy says:

    Lovely cards! Just lovely!

  2. Tracy Scott says:

    I absolutely love the Origami Card. Where can I find instructions to make the tree?

    Thank you,

  3. Lin says:

    Two of my favorite card-makers! Congratulations, Agata and Jane!

  4. Sherry H says:

    superb cards, wow! Sretan Božić! :)

  5. Nina says:

    Woohoo, Agata and Jane, two of my favorite cardmakers! I’m so glad to see Croatia represented.

  6. Congrats ladies! These are such fun cards.

  7. Anna-Marie says:

    so are there any directions on how to make these two very cute cards?

  8. Eli says:

    Nice! Great cards! Croatian ladies are just starting to enjoy this hobby. :)

  9. Wonderful Christmas cards!
    Early God Jul greetings from Karin in Sweden

  10. Noreen says:

    I like the different takes on the Christmas tree.

  11. Linda says:

    Great cards-love the origami tree!

  12. Agata says:

    Thanks for the spotlight PC! And all your comments!

  13. I love holiday hops! They put me in the crafting mood!!! :-)

  14. Gabby says:

    How exciting to see card ideas from around the world! I’m enjoying the seasonal cards. :)

  15. Dee in N.H. says:

    Great cards!!!

  16. Annette A. says:

    beautiful cards and I love the creativity… thanks for sharing..

  17. Virginia L. says:

    Congrats, Agata and Jane! both of your work are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing the talent with us here!

  18. Barb says:

    How fun to see Agata and Jane featured today! Love both of their cards! :)

  19. Debbie C. says:

    Very nice cards….I love that origami tree.

  20. Sandra ltb says:

    thanks for the inspiration!
    Sandra ltb

  21. Katie B. says:

    Two amazing tree cards, love them both! Great posts this week, you guys had a really good idea to ‘take us around the world’. Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

  22. Tina Michael-Dahlmann says:

    Great cards. Loved the blog hop. Thanks


  23. Sandy L says:

    Joyeux Noel and Sretan Božić! I must truly thank you for this wonderful inspiration! The trees are beautiful and I have enjoyed every single card you have shared with us. I think I may be ready to start making mine on International Card Making Day!

  24. Tini says:

    Very nice cards!!!

  25. Congrats for being in the spotlight, ladies! AWESOME cards!! Loved this hop!!

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