The Bauers, or some of them, have settled into a tradition of making cards for B-Days and such, complete with our own drawings and graphics and such. Annie & Roy established the practice as routine several years ago, but, long before that, Annie (and others?) made the occasonal card. The practice goes back at least to the seventies. Annie used to be much more into drawing than she is now. Lots of pen and ink. (See here.)
But sometimes these days, as an occasion approaches, Annie and I fail to get together to produce the card (I usually produce something and then Annie gussies it up with her more professional style) and so someone ends up doing it solo.
Such is the case here: Annie produced this card above (on her and Roy's behalf) for Ma's B-Day in 2013.
(Roy wants to add the following: we virtually always make these cards quickly and without deliberation. It's the way we used to write songs, too, back in the day. I often wonder: Gosh, what would we come up with if we ever took our time and thought about what we were doing? --We'll never know.)
A close-up of the back of the card
Typical of Annie's, um, themes
I do believe that "the kids" made this card for Roy's B-Day in 2014. Here's the front.
I think Sarah did the cover (or front). The kid has talent!
And here's the back.
Teddy's a popular guy!
The inside of the card.
In this case, Roy was forced to go solo, making a card (on behalf of Annie, Kathie, et al.)—in this case, for Mother's Day, 2014
Inside the card.
No doubt, I left out some recent cards. I'll likely be adding them later.
I should point out that Kathie is famous for her great taste in purchasing marvelous store-bought cards, usually with paintings on the front. Don't mean to ignore that. My folks really prize her cards, upon which she writes wonderful sentiments.
|I drained this one of color. Interesting effect.|
|Sarah's, I think.|
|One of the little ones did this.|