I love to make my own Christmas cards. Last year I bought mine and it just wasn't the same so this year I knew I had to make my own. And I did something a little different this time. I made some of them out of our old Christmas cards I'd saved as well as paper, cardstock and envelopes I had in my stash.
Several years ago I bought a couple boxes of the invitation size envelopes from Amazon so I had plenty of those on hand. I'd also bought a ream of white cardstock at the same time and I've been working my way through that ever since on a variety of projects. After sorting through my collection of old cards I was ready to get to work.
I used my paper cutter to cut sheets of cardstock in half and then folded those pieces in half. Then I decorated the fronts with images I cut from the old Christmas cards. I used some of my scrapbooking paper to mattes the with images too. I added some snowflake embellishments I'd bought at the dollar store to some of them added a little more pizzazz.
|I love how nicely these turned out|
Once I come up with this year's Christmas greeting I plan to type it up and print it out on some nice paper. Then cut it out and glue it inside each of my cards. Then I'll sign them, tuck in our annual Christmas letter, stuff them in an envelope, address them and send them on their way.
|I have these fun Christmas stickers to add to my envelopes now too|
It was a lot of fun and a very enjoyable afternoon spent crafting these cards. I even had enough scraps left when I was finished to make a couple more gift tags. I am really enjoying making my own tags this year as well.
For me sending out cards at Christmas is really important. Often, for a lot of our friends and relatives, especially those that live far away, it is the only gift we give them. So I try to make them extra nice and special.
It is kind of becoming a bit of a lost art. Do you send out Christmas cards each year?