Just Have a Penchant for Creating Your Own Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

It is that time of the year again and everyone is busy shopping for holiday cards for someone special. Even though a store-bought card can depict gratefulness and affection unequivocally, a handmade one is more unique and speaks volumes about your dedication and love. Making your own holiday cards can be a fun activity also.

Brainstorming and coming up with ideas will be easy if you decide a topic or theme around which your card should evolve. You can browse the web for ideas or even ask your friends or family for suggestions. Once the theme is decided, all you need is a trip to the craft store in your neighborhood.

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Some very creative cards include materials that would have been thrown away otherwise. They can have finger printing or printing using toothbrushes, pencil shavings or even cut vegetables. Making flowers on the top of the card using cut ladyfingers will add some quirkiness and charm to your card. All you need is a ladyfinger and some paint colors. You can dip a cut surface of the ladyfinger in any color of your choice and use it as a stamp on the surface of the paper. You can then add leaves and stems to make the ladyfinger flowers more beautiful.

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Another great idea is to use pencil shavings. For this, you need a new pencil and a sharp pencil sharpener. Try making a full circle of the pencil shaving. You have to be very careful as this can break at the lightest touch. Once you get an admirable length, try straightening out the shaving on a piece of paper very delicately. It will look like a flower. You can then color, shade or embellish your flower. Make more if you like.

You can even make collages out of old magazines or draw or even paint if you are good at such things. These inexpensive homemade holiday card differ from the indifferent looking store bought ones by just one thing – the care and attention to detail that goes into making a beautiful card.

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards

Holiday Cards