It may be only the middle of October, but I’m already thinking ahead to this year’s handmade holiday card. I always make handmade cards to send to my loved ones during the holidays–no store-bought cards for this girl! For me, making my own cards is so much fun and I love putting together something that’s really unique. To make the process a little easier, I like to decide on a design and stock up on my card supplies early, instead of in November and December when things get really busy.
If you’re like me and want to start thinking about your handmade card, here are a few ideas:
Lots of people write newsletters to include with their holiday cards. For a fun twist, mat your newsletter on colorful cardstock and then include a patterned paper band, photo, and ribbon. It’s a newsletter and card, all in one cute design!
Don’t put pressure on yourself to have the “perfect” family photo! Instead, use a photo that you really like or a collage of photos taken throughout the year.
Holiday cards don’t have to be red and green! A square punch and a few sheets of patterned paper is all it takes to create this colorful card.
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