As my followers will know, today is my 100th blog post. To celebrate, I have made a handmade Christmas card to send to one lucky winner, along with a Starbucks card for a little treat.

Sitting down to write this post, I am feeling immensely proud of myself. I found 100 subjects this year to write about, made one hundred efforts to put my words in a place on my blog to be seen and recorded for everyone. Myself included.

Since leaving work as a paralegal, I have learned that writing is an entirely self-motivated profession. I know, I know, bear with me. This past year as a writer has brought me so many things. I have been lucky to have had this past year to grow my blog (in my own little way), become a published author (Letters to the Mountain), start writing my second book (first work of fiction!), go back to school and hone my skills and practices as a writer. I am so very grateful for this opportunity our family has been able to give me, yes, I’m talking to you Brad. We are truly building this persona, Anya Wyers Author, together. I have you to thank for helping me all along the way, you are the best partner in life I could ask for. You are my emotional warrior, my sounding board, and obviously the best tech support a gal could ask for. Thank you. So very much.

So back when I realized that my 100th blog post would land the Friday before Christmas, I decided to make a handmade Christmas card for one of my followers. There is no time like the present to announce the winner (chosen by random draw using commentpicker.com).

Congratulations:

CAROL-ANN LOEPPKY

Congratulations Carol-Ann!

Visit my Instagram for the video of Archer pressing the go button that selected the winner.

Yay! I’m so excited to share my creation with you, and thank you to everyone that entered. I really appreciate the time you took to enter my giveaway, read my posts and follow along in general. The smallest things are so helpful and mean so much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

When I started to make this card, I wanted to do something silver and blue, with a frosty winter theme. Then I found this gorgeous brownish gold paper in my collection and was inspired to make a tree. I volunteered at a craft fair at Archer’s school recently, and helped the kids make 3D Christmas trees, which is where I stole this idea from. Then I added embellishments, embossed paper and some transfer stickers to bring it all to life. Here’s to hoping they all stick while the card is in the mail!

Handmade Christmas Card - Paper and Letter Choices

Paper Selection

Handmade Christmas Card - Cut Out Trees

Hand Drawn and Cut Trees

Handmade Christmas Card - Inside of Card

The Inside

Handmade Christmas Card - Finished Cover

The Finished Cover

As I started writing today, I decided that this would be my last blog post for the year. I haven’t really taken a blogging break since starting, and there is no time like the present. I usually finish each month with a Family Update, but I will do one to start the new year fresh. 2020 … can you believe we’re entering a new decade?! Time is certainly flying by.

I hope that everyone has a happy and safe holiday season. Do the things that you want to do, share time with those special to you and appreciate the moments for what they are.

Love and Peace,

Anya

Family Santa Visit

Merry Christmas, From Our Family to Yours!

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