January 5, 2023 • Anna Griffin
Fan Mail Friday- Hello 2023!
We are so glad that you are joining us for the first Fan Mail Friday of the year. We had a little break here at the office, and are feeling refreshed and recharged to take 2023 by storm! We have lots of incredible projects to show you from Christmas projects and New Year’s cards to thank you cards and more. We love receiving mail from you here at the office, and this week is no exception! Getting to know you is such a treat, and we adore all of the great Christmas letters telling us all about your lives and families. We love being a part of your life! Pay close attention to the sentiments included in today’s cards. There are such fantastic warm wishes on these projects!
Let’s take a look at today’s offerings!
Our friend Jane wished us health and happiness now and always. Same to you Jane! Thank you for this gorgeous card.
Pat made us a beautiful shaped card, and hopes to come back to Atlanta for Create one day.
The rose gold and red matte foil combination on Jenny’s card is so gorgeous. She is excited for all that she has learned and for the things to come in 2023!
Our friend Yolanda has made amazing holiday cards! From cards made with the Sewing Cut and Emboss Folders to festive holiday hearths, each one is personalized and made with so much love. Thank you for your amazing crafting recap and the wonderful card you sent us!
Vivian’s Nutcracker scene is so much fun! She thanked us for the beautiful tools to create with. We hope you have a great year too, girlfriend!
Hello 2023! Happy New Year to you Richard. We hope that your year is filled with all things good!
Clare’s lovely shaped card and ornament made our day! We are excited to add it to the tree next year. So much love to you, Clare!
We are 100% sure that nobody receives as much beautiful, creative and thoughtful mail as we do. Thank you so much for all of the love that you have poured out this holiday season. We are excited for the year ahead, and look forward to all of the beautiful moments, products and projects that are to follow. If you would like to send something to us for Fan Mail Friday, we want to hear from you! Mail your card to us at 99 Armour Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324 and we will show off your card next week.
Bye for now,
What creative minds to get 2023 started.
Beautiful cards as usual, everyone is so creative. I hope you all have a Happy New Year and good health.🙏🌸🦋
So many gorgeous cards , love them all.
All so beautiful. Happy New Year.
Such great cards, so much creativity; thank you for sharing with us.
Such beautiful cards that truly captured the holiday spirits and joy! It was inspiring! Happy New Year to all and to Anna as well as her staff! I’m looking forward to the new ideas and products for 2023! Peace and blessings!
All so lovely, complete with interesting details and ephemera. Thank you, Anna, for sharing your cards and for guiding us all down (or up?) the beautiful path of successful card-making.
Beautiful Christmas cards and sentiments!😍 I am very happy you had a great Christmas Day with your friend, and red velvet cake, bacon and champagne!🤩🥂🎄 Happy New Year! Blessings to you and yours, Anna, Team AG and to all of my fellow Griffinites! 🕊🥰
Love the cat socks. Whole sets of cat embelishments, stickers, paper, etc. would be fantastic!
Dear Anna — beautiful projects. If I may make a suggestion — could you consider perhaps adding more red and silver sheets to your matte foil
cardstock? The red is so beautiful and I use it so much in all my scrapbooking and card crafting. Another idea could be possibly selling individual color packs. Your matte foil is the best!
An addition to my comment –
Oh I love the Cardinal story of your very own.
AND Christmas breakfast of bacon, champagne & Red Velvet Cake! The best & pajamas all day. 😍
Another wonderful Fan Mail Friday! You are all so talented! I’m sure these past months have been extremely hard Anna! I’m so glad that you and your friend got to spend your Christmas in Florida! I think sometimes we need that little getaway! I’m thinking about you and your family! ❤️🙏🏻😇
A happy and healthy 2023 to everyone.
Anna, I did not know that your father had passed away this year. I have heard you speak of him before. I lost my dad about 10 years ago. I was beside myself. Dad would walk me through a repair to the house or car over the phone from 550 miles away. Mom was sick a lot and missed so many milestones. Dad picked out my first communion dress. Now my brother is the one who inherited my DIY problems, having walked me through a toilet repair last week, again, from 550 miles away and over the phone. I am sorry for your loss.
Hi Anna and crew! Happy 2023. Thanks for sharing your fan mail. I really enjoy it. Looking forward to what’s to come!
Happy New Year to All. Such lovely and thoughtful cards, inspirational and talented Griffinites. Blessings to All…. 🙏🏻🥰
Beautiful! Magical! Wonderful!
A boost today that I very much need!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!
I, too am excited about all the new products you will be making for yout Lucky 13 Annaversary!!! So many things that I want already. You truly do make it hard to pick and choose. But, maybe, I can win the Lottery and get it all and build myself a Craft House to put it all in. Ahh, a girl can dream.
Such beautiful and inspiring cards and projects. So much love in one place.
Gorgeous makes everyone. Thanks for sharing
Looking forward to 2023
HappyNew Year to all the Griffinites including our fearless leader. Today’s cards are fabulous.
I received this Friday blog on Saturday January 7th my birthday! That was So nice! Thank you!!!!! 🙂
Do we LOVE Fan Mail Friday?
YES – Yes we do!
Wishing you and your crew the very best in 2023!
— Robin in Washington
Happy New Year! What gorgeous creations everyone. Love it all!
Love watching fan mail Friday. So many beautiful cards. Everyone is so creative. Thanks Anna for your creativity. Looking forward to all the things in 2023.
Happy New Year everyone!
So many beautiful cards! Thank you Anna for sharing them!
I am so looking forward to a faith based card kit. I am so excited to hear that it’s a possibility!! I love the Lord with all my heart, mind, and strength and to be able to send that message in a card would be absolutely amazing!! Especially if it is an AG product because you do it so beautifully!
God’s Blessings to everyone each and every day from now through eternity!!
All the cards are so lovely, thr nutcracker one is so creative, as is the black and white New Years card.
I love then all.
I love the Christmas Tree Garland. Tis the Season nutcracker stage. So creative.
Nice creations. The black and white, to me, is always classy.
Love the black and white “White Christmas” card. So striking.
All very cute cards and creations. I hope everyone has had a great New Years.
I’m saving these ideas for next year!!
Thank you Anna for sharing all these beautiful cards with us. I am always inspired by the talented and creative people each and every week. Happy New Year to you Anna, your staff and all the Griffinites❣ Looking forward to seeing you on HSN 🥰
Hello Anna and staff, I started crafting in 1982 by buying books. looking at HSN when your products were being displayed and buying your kits for Christmas. This past Christmas I made 122 cards using your kits and looking at your blogs and the wonderful ideas from other crafters as you posted your cards.
This blog is an inspiration to me. Thank you for sharing . I am very excited about the possibility of a faith based kit – I did not order the dies on time however, I did as soon as they became available. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration. Today I begin crafting my Valentine cards.
Fan Mail Friday is always filled with such beautiful inspiration! I so enjoy seeing all of the creations!
Thanks for sharing Anna.
I just had time to look at your beautiful fan mail. It was all so pretty. Thank you for sharing. I’ve started my 2023 Christmas cards. Every year I receive so much pleasure making cards from Anna Griffin products. I get so many compliments and thank yous. I’ve been with you since QVC.
Thank you Anna and staff for the happiness you bring.
Blessings to you all.
Another beautiful set of creations. Thanks to all for the inspiration.
So excited about the possibility of a faith based card kit. Thank you for listening to us your customers about this.
Lovely bunch of fan mails.
Happy New Year!
I thought Richard’s card was so clever, loved the black and white and retro photo. Gave me inspiration to start using my clock die. Happy New Year 2023
Happy New Year to all at annagriffin.com!
Hope 2023 brings us even more wonderful creations coming and exciting new card making projects.
Beautiful Card. So awesome
beautiful creations. Great creativity!
So many lovely creations again! Thanks Anna and everyone who shared their cards. Always fun to see all the crafts and a great start to the new year! Looking forward to January 17th! All the best to you Anna, your awesome team and all the Griffinites! 🌸
That was so enjoyable to watch. There were so many beautiful cards that inspired. I’m a fan of Richard’s work and love the retro HOLIDAY INN movie photo frame easel card with the clock almost at midnight. Actually there was a song with the lyrics saying it was ” almost midnight ringing the New Year in”. What fun. But I am most impressed with how Anna picks up a card from the many stacks, knows who it’s from and recalls an anecdote from the contents of the letter. It shows how she truly cares about the effort and care fans put in to contribute to FMF. Looks like 2023 is off to a good start!
I so enjoy fan mail friday. I get so many ideas from watching and I feel like family when I join in. I didn’t get my email like usual today so I looked it up on line and watched away. Thanks for being there.
Love the beautiful creations
Thank you to all who sent in beautiful cards, projects and wishes to Anna and her team! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations! Happy New Year to all!
Thank you Anna for sharing every ones beautiful creations! I enjoyed making the Nutcracker stage with the Christmas tree and Nutcracker. I made several and gave them away as gifts/cards. My 14 year old niece was so excited when she received it, she asked her dad if Auntie Viv had made it when she open her package.
Like I mentioned in my card to you, you provide us with such wonderful design tools. These lets us be as creative as we possibly can. I look forward to some more great dies. I have already purchased some new items, I and can’t wait to CREATE! God bless you and your wonderful staff in 2023!!
Jenny…..I just am in love with the card that you made. So beautiful. And Pat ..i love your card too. I am loving the new long cards.
As usual , a beautiful blog…..thank you Anna and your group. All the people who send in their cards are much appreciated.
I would like to request more cards, etc with sayings that aren’t too lovey dovey. I just have regular family that don’t like all that. haha
Wow what an great opening for 2023 Fan Mail Friday such incredible creations from everyone and thank you for sharing your creations with the rest of us. Everyone have a great weekend. Today is the day of three Wise Men who found Jesus.
As always, so many beautiful cards.
I so enjoyed seeing everyone’s creations, today! I agree with the requests for more religious based cards and sentiments, especially for Christmas cards. I would also love to buy kitty themed cards, die cuts and dies. ❤️ >^..^<
The creativity in this Fan Mail Friday is incredable!! I loved all of it and so wish I had that talent. I do make cards for a lot of people, mostly family and a few special friends. I loved the story about the cardinal. Here in El Paso, Texas, we don’t have any colorful birds. We have sparrows, mocking birds, black birds, pidgeons and doves. All of them gray, black and brown. I guess it goes with the landscape. Nothing green, everything brown. That isn’t a complaint, all of God’s creation is wonderful. Anna, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. Many years ago now, my father passed away on December 21st and we buried him on December 24th. Needless to say, that Christmas was a very difficult one. I really didn’t feel like celebrating, but with two children, we couldn’t not celebrate. Hope the New Year will bring a lot of happiness into your life. You are such a wonderful and generous person. May God richly bless you for all you do for others. You are the best!
Anna, In the spirit of being thoughtful and kind, I thank you for giving back to us Griffinites and making time for us during FMF, and always throughout each year! I would love to see a version of Anna’s elves included in the 2023 product line. Beautiful creations everyone! Hugs!
I just loved everyone’s creativity and the fun stories. Anna you are so down to earth and I love the fact that you had Red velvet cake, Bacon and champagne for Christmas. You make me smile and laugh. I appreciate you and your staff. A very prosperous New Year to you. Can’t wait to shop till I drop on HSN January 17th.
Loved every minute of Fan Mail Friday today! Making Christmas feelings last into the brand New Year! Thank you!
I’m so glad that the book made it safely to Atlanta. I forgot to mention… the holly postcard reminds me of your beautiful embellishments. Happy New Year!
I love all your cards. The elegance is over the top. Thank you.
What beautiful cards to start Fan Mail Friday 2023! Everyone is so very talented and I draw a great deal of inspiration from the posts. Thank you for sharing! Best wishes for a wonderful and safe weekend. ❤️ 😊
Every week I am just amazed at the talent your creative people have. It’s just wonderful that they share and for us to see.
Thanks so much.
How wonderful, thank you all for your creative talents.
Great New Year ahead.