Now I am not a glue, feathers and glitter type of mum, just ask my oldest daughter, but I really enjoy making Christmas cards.
No 2 daughter and son have been helping me and they are really creative with glitter and glue. I have to take lots of deep breaths when the glitter comes out and not let it get to me 🙂 .
This year I bought all our card already cut from our local newspaper office. I got 80 cards for $14.00, this is much cheaper than buying them from the cheap junk stores in packs of 10 and the card is much nicer. The packaged ones are normally shiny and hard to work with. The ones I got are just plain matte cards that anything (including glitter) sticks to.
I am hopeless at drawing Christmas trees so I tried a few and then got smart and just drew 3 triangles at different sizes and used these.
I bought some corrugated card this year in lovely shiny Christmas colours and I have heaps of scrap paper and supplies left over from last year. I did purchase some more printed ribbon with Christmas designs on them for $2 a roll and we use quite a bit of this.
Instead of gluing on the pieces of card we used mounting tape which gives it all a slight 3D effect. One warning, once you put this tape on you cannot remove it, it is there for life.
Now I’m not that big on Christmas trees but they do look great on the cards, but I wanted something that said that Jesus was the reason for Christmas, so we made stables as well.
No 2 daughter did a great job of drawing Joseph, Mary and baby Jesus, even I didn’t get that creative.
I normally write a greeting on each individual card but when you send out about 60 it gets quite tiring, so this year I am printing out one to put inside. I am trying to work smart this year, below is what I decided on.
I then also signed it digitally from all our family. So now all I have to put in is the names of the people I am sending the card to, and address the envelopes.
Making cards is very easy and fun to do and it is something we can do as a homeschooling art session.
Do you make your own cards at Christmas time?? Can you give us some other creative ideas??