Make Christmas Cards at Home

You can add a personal touch to anything if you care enough to spend some time picking the right stationary and letting your creative instincts free. To get you started here is some information on how to make Christmas cards at home.
| Wednesday, November 17, 2010

It’s in the air; I can hear faint music fill my ears. Soon the Christmas carols will get louder and there will be a smile on everyone’s lips. I can also smell raisins and wine and all other things divine, and all because it’s that special time of the year around. Christmas need not be about giving expensive cards and gifts; you can instead show how much someone means to you by making Christmas cards at home. This Christmas put your skills to test and show your loved ones how much they mean to you!

Things You Will Require for Making Christmas Cards

  • Craft Scissors
  • Glue
  • Double-sided tape
  • Paper or Blank Cards
  • Glitter
  • Satin ribbon
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Paper punch

How to Make Christmas Cards? (The Method)

  1. To begin take the Christmas card paper or blank card and cut the card into any shape you like. If you are looking at making a horizontal fold, take the paper and fold it along the shortest edge first. In case you want to make it thicker or smaller, fold the paper again in half carefully matching the two shorter sides together. Doing this will get you a rectangular shaped Christmas card. If you want a vertical fold, first fold the paper along the longer edge first. To make it thicker or smaller, fold it again in the same way. This method will help you get a square card.
  2. Once you have got the desired shape take the craft scissors and cut the edges, you can cut either one side or all three depending on the look you want to achieve.
  3. Now place the card on a plain and comfortable surface and use your imagination to decorate it keeping in mind the Christmas theme. You can cut out Christmas card photos and use glue to place the picture on the card. After that is done you can use glitter or markers to decorate the sides. Another way you can make Christmas cards is by drawing Christmas designs on colorful paper, cutting it out and pasting them on the card. You can also use a paper punch to make holes on Christmas card paper and thread satin ribbons in green and red through them. Use this to add more color to you card.
  4. If you are looking at giving your card a 3-D effect, take the double tape and place a piece of it behind the Christmas card photo. Now place the photo on the blank card and watch the photo stand out. Decorate the sides any way you desire!
  5. When the card is done, take a marker and write Christmas card wordings on it. You can get many wordings associated with Christmas on various websites; all you need to do is select the appropriate one. In case you are interested in templates there is wide range of online Christmas card templates just waiting to be used, all you need to do is use the correct options available online. If you are not comfortable with wring the Christmas card wordings yourself you can also opt for Christmas card printing, this will certainly make your job easier. Now put the cards into colorful envelopes and mail them long before Christmas.

I received my first handmade Christmas card years ago. It was made by my mother who loves pouring over craft books and comes up with different ideas on making cards and gifts every time. These days distance has taken over our lives but one thing always draws us closer and that is sharing ideas over new crafts that each one learns.

Soon I will begin making Christmas cards at home. I have already got my stationary and can’t wait to get started. With the ideas given above and of course plenty more of your own I hope that you too will do the same so that this year all your friends and relatives will be delighted to receive a card made especially for them. Go ahead and get started, with Christmas just around the corner you don’t have much time left!

   
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