that's not really the question. Is it okay to use pastel colors on cards after Labor Day? I guess most people wouldn't think about that, but it did cross my mind this week as I was working on some cards that I needed. Then I thought about the cards that you would see in the card or grocery stores and they pretty much have pastels for various occasions all year round. So I think I answered my own question.
In any case, the sympathy card below was for a co-worker who lost her mother (and, I've come to find out her mother-in-law) in the last week. What a sad time for their families.
This card, on the other hand was made for my mother for her birthday coming up this week. And after I finished it I had second thoughts about the colors thinking that it looked too spring-like .....
so I made another one with more fall-like colors.
She liked it. And I guess, since I didn't put a sentiment on the first one, I'll have a nice card to use in the spring for any occasion. So add this to the advantages of making your own cards - you don't have to settle for pastels year-round, you can choose your own colors and design them for any season.