Christmas cards. Most of we haven’t seen one of those in our mail box in a long time. Email and social media became the personal communication tool of choice for almost everyone we know. That makes receiving a Christmas card all that more special because you took the effort to buy and mail one.
Now, imagine the impression you’d make if you actually handmade one.
When we suggested the idea of handmade cards to one of our colleagues, she immediately worried about two things: one, the effort and mess of making a card and, two, it’d make her seem she’s trying too hard at making an impression.
Not a problem. These two worries are easily solved. Because it really isn’t that hard or expensive to make a card, and it only takes an understated design to show how creative you are at making an impression without making a show of it.
Idea 1: Use Buttons
Buttons are one of the easiest and cheapest materials for making Christmas cards. You don’t really have to buy many of these, because everyone has plenty lying around at home. Plus it’s easy to create unique designs, so no one gets exactly the same thing in their mail box.
- A5 white cardstock
- Black Pen
- Ribbons (Optional)
- Christmas Sentiment Stamp/ Stamp Ink (Optional)
Step 1: Fold the A5 cardstock in half. Using a ruler and black pen, draw several lines from the top of the folded card.