Get various ideas of creating homemade Christmas card for friends and family that include many advantages such as develop skills, save money, etc.
Follow the easy tips and ideas for creating homemade Christmas card, which is a fun craft for kids that can be done with entire family. It is a great way to sit down with your children for a fine extensive crafty session by making Christmas cards for friends and relatives. Create a broad range of Christmas cards that looks different in shapes, color, and decoration with a little basic technique. There are several benefits of making Christmas card at home like save money, develop skills, spare time with family, etc.
The main difference between the Christmas cards bought from the market or homemade is that it seems unique as you have used your own mind to make it and it would surely surprise for those who keenly await a Christmas message from you. They will always remember that you have given time to them by making it at home rather than simply purchasing it. The important thing is the feelings and attachment of you for them is described by the homemade Christmas card. Selecting the right Christmas card design necessitates thinking about your personal sense of style in addition to your level of card making skill.
However, some people wish to make special Christmas card but don’t have any idea for preparing it or confused so don’t worry as here are made all efforts to give you step-by-step instructions to form Christmas card. Materials required will be also obtainable from your home only like some glitter, beads, stickers, glue, scissors, stencils, ribbon, paper and rhinestone.
General tips and tricks for making Christmas cards:
First of all before starting any thing, it is vital to make planning. So begin early to ensure that cards reach at their original destination earlier than or on Christmas Day! If you think to make several cards selecting a design that consume nearly 15 minutes to finish, then also it will take a long time. Normally the easiest method to speed up the card making procedure is to make an assembly line. Discover a region at which you can work peacefully, and afterwards with the papers make small “stations” and accompaniments essential for every step of your card. Take help of any person at home for gluing, cutting, and envelope stuffing as it will help to make card speedy.
Ideas for Homemade Christmas card:
Top 10 Christmas Cards:
Make a list of the top 10 things that took place with you that year like any achievement you received, accomplishment of your family, describe your vacations, marriage, new job or any other remarkable things. It will provide the basics about your life of all through the earlier period.
Easy Christmas Cards:
With the help of the materials available in your room cabinet, make your own unique Christmas cards. You can take last year’s wrapping paper or cut-out images from magazines or catalogs. Some card stock and little glue are required and you’re good to go now.
While taking a family photo, many of us might have heard at some point the saying “We’ll use this picture for our Christmas card!” The photo of the people varies as their age increases so these cards let your friends and family look how much your family has altered and how good you all seem. Send this card by writing ‘Merry Christmas, by (name) family!’ or ‘Happy Christmas Holidays, from the (name) family!’ etc. Also you can escort the photograph with a letter about the family.
Bike chain Christmas Cards:
Take any vehicles chain like bike or cycle and put it on the cover of the card shown in the image below. Then color it with green color or if you are good at drawing then also you can draw the chain and afterwards color it.
Photo credit: from flickr, by richardmasoner
Use stories as motivation:
Think a beloved line from a Christmas story or poem like “May God bless all, in the coming year” or any other saying you prefer and then imagine various ways to interpret it using a snap of children, pets or family members.
Poem Christmas Cards:
If you are fond of poems and good at words, then make Christmas card into a long or short poetry. You can devote a stanza (four lines) to every person of your family, or to a particular occasion that took place such as birthday party, vacation, anniversary, etc. Also at the end of every line or all other line, you can rhyme the words which ever is easy for you.
Remember the movies of Christmas:
Take a note of any one or more movies of classic Christmas such as It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street as they are full of iconic descriptions that can be translated to a Christmas card. Great jumping-off points are quotes, images, and also family portraits made to resemble key scenes.
Birds/Animals’ Christmas Cards:
If you are fond of any pet whether bird or animal and you have it in your home, then write your Christmas card according to their point of outlook. To the standard Christmas card it provides a funny twist. For e.g. your dog name is Tommy, then begin with “Happy Christmas from Tommy” or any other saying you like and then carry on to talk about what has happened in the past year.
Christian themes Christmas Cards:
Forever its great thought to send Christians a Christmas card with a Christian theme as Christmas is a Christian holiday and the source of Christmas. Always it works and will be respected for your consideration and significance to their faith.
Use Paper Punches and Die Cutting Machines for Christmas Cards:
You can save time by using large paper punches or a die cutting machine like the Cricut, as it becomes handmade Christmas cards making amazingly effortless. From the paper of your variety, just cut out a greeting or holiday shape then join it to a pre-made card foundation. For the ideal finishing touch, add ribbon, buttons, stickers, brads, or other small accessories.