Every year, I am shocked at how much Christmas cards cost. I have been known to buy up Christmas cards in the days after Christmas sales, but last year, as I pulled down all the Christmas cards we received from friends and family, I had an epiphany.
I mean, they were SO CUTE but I wasn't really going to keep them all, was I?
And then I thought I would keep them all. And use them to scrap together Christmas cards for this year.
I KNOW! Let's all praise my brilliance! And thriftyness! And creativity!
Okay you can stop now. Now I am just getting all blushy.
All you have to do is these simple steps, and YOU will have unique Christmas cards too!
Step 1: Save last years Christmas cards TO you.
Step 2: Cut out the cutest parts of said cards.
Step 3: (This one has variations.)
************use an old pack of blanks greeting cards laying around the house, or
************buy a package of blank (inside and out) cards with envelopes from a craft store, or
************use cards stock to make and fold your own to fit envelopes you have or buy.
Step 4: Find colorful scrap paper for backgrounds.
Step 5: Cut some more.
(An aside...I love cutting with scissors. Like, LOVE IT. I love the tension and the sound and the motion and the cutting. I could cut paper all day long. The first time I had time alone with scissors, I also cut my sweater and a chunk out of the middle of my bangs. This was 3rd grade or so. I was shocked that people noticed. I guess it wasn't so subtle. P.S. I still have issues hacking at my own hair with scissors. Also? My best friend is also my hairdresser and she has a 6th sense and calls if I bring those scissors towards my hair. It kinda creeps me out.)
Step 6: Tape or glue pieces on papers on cards until you have something that resembles a card.
Step 7: Pat yourself on the back. You just did something special and creative and EVERYBODY knows that home made for the holidays is SPECIAL.
Now let's googoo over my adorable cards...
PRETTY FRIGGY FESTIVE, NO?
Now all I have to do is add some words of holiday cheer! Leave me a comment of what you would write as a message on your Christmas cards. I will pen it out and send them out the door!
Tampa Area Photographer
6 years ago