With less than a year left until Christmas it is time to get busy! J
This year I, once again, plan to do something each month to prepare for Christmas. This month I made Christmas cards. About four years ago I was very blessed when my grandfather mailed me a large box of leftover Christmas cards he had collected over the years. He thought I might be able to get some use out of them. He was absolutely right! I have used them for the last four Christmas and even shared some of them with a friend. I am now down to the last half dozen so it is time to make more for next year.
I decided to make twenty. Two Christmases ago someone sent me an email with this cute picture in it. I liked it so much that I saved it so I could make Christmas cards with it. I printed it off as 3” X 5” pictures on my computer and cut them out. Then I cut squares of red cardstock at 3½” X 5½”. I centered and glued the picture onto the red cardstock.
Next, in Word, I selected page options of “landscaped”, .5” margins all the way around, and 2 columns. I selected my preferred font, font color, centered and typed the script I decided to go with. I entered down until it was in position at the bottom half to the page in column one. Then I copied and pasted it into column two and entered spaces down until it matched.
I printed this onto white cardstock and then cut each card in half at 5½”. Next I folded the top down and centered and glued my bordered picture in place. I buy invitation size envelopes for all my greeting cards so I added one to each card.
I had everything I needed on hand this year so I had no additional expenses incurred in this project. It was pretty fun and easy to do and makes a great family project. Best part is I did it myself.