Making your own cards might not be ideal if you’re a person that sends a sack full each year but it could be nice gesture to make some for close family and friends if you want to make them feel special. It does take a bit more time to make cards and I think it’s the ideal activity to do with the kids or on your own with a favourite television program and a glass of your favourite tipple! Perfect excuse to chill out after a hard days shopping if you ask me! Here’s a few of my ideas. Please feel free to share your own in the comments below!
- Recycle. The backs go in the recycle bin and I keep the front of my Christmas cards every year. You can cut out pictures and make a collage, used foam pads on the back of pictures you’ve cut out or simply reuse the front like a postcard and add a stand on the back
- Sprout humour. There’s always that conversation about loves spouts and who hates them each year. I found a picture of sprouts in a newspaper supermarket add.
- Pompoms. I love pompoms! I haven’t yet expressed enough on this blog how much I love them! I remember watching http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-homemade-christmas and immediately bought a pompom maker at http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/. That was three years ago and never I’ve never looked back! Forget using two pieces of card…Forever!! These bobble hat cards are teamed with Christmas wrapping paper and are extremely cute!