I’m sorry to say it but Christmas cards are a waste of money. Sure, they are cute and fun, but after you give them to the recipient, they will soon be placed in a closet where they gather dust until they are disposed of completely.
If you make a Christmas card for the recipient, it may meet a similar fate, but this is less likely to happen. Why? Because the fact that the card is homemade makes it unique and meaningful. What’s more, a homemade card is more likely to be made of recyclable materials and it will probably be less expensive in the long run.
If you are thinking of making your own Christmas cards this year, here are a few ideas that will provide inspiration.
Do a Silhouette
To do a silhouette, you will need to start with a bright, solid color piece of paper folded into a card. Then overlap it with another paper cut out to illustrate a city scene, a special message, snowflakes or whatever else you think is appropriate. It will provide a professional look and a minimum amount of art skills will be required.
To make a watercolor card, you will need to use a white gel pen or white wax crayon to draw a design on a white card. Paint over it with a vibrant watercolor and your design will show through producing a cool effect. The best part is, no two cards you give out will be alike.
Button Snowman Card
This card has a great 3D effect. While you can simply draw a snowman on your card, it will be even more attractive if you use three white buttons to form your snowman. Add a paper hat and tie a yarn scarf around his neck to add to the design.
Nothing will make your card more festive than some glitter. Glitter can dress up just about any design. It will look particularly attractive when combined with metallic foil elements.
A wreath makes for a lovely card design. You can make your card special by making your wreath out of unique materials to create a 3D effect. Your wreath can be designed from paper, fabric, leaves and more.
Use photos to make a card the recipient will treasure. You can simply make your photo the front of the card and include a special message inside or you can cut the photo to turn it into a seasonal collage.
A homemade card will be treasured for years to come. Which of these ideas will you be using when you distribute cards this holiday season?