It is a few days after Christmas, so have you started writing your thank-you cards?
If you are feeling crafty, here’s an easy way to make homemade cards using things around the house.
First, you’ll need to gather your materials.
I used a few rectangles of colored card-stock for the base. You can find these blank cards at a craft store. White paper, pens and markers, glue stick, and scissors are also needed.
Next, draw your designs on the white paper and cut them out with scissors. Glue them onto the colored paper and add extra embellishments if needed. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Extra Ideas for Decorating:
- Try recycling leftover wrapping paper and ribbons from your presents to use for the card.
- Glue buttons or beads on the card.
- Put extra, folded paper underneath some of the drawings to create a pop-out effect.
- Use stamps and stickers
Finally, cut a rectangle of white paper that fits the back of the card with room on the edges. I used fun-scissors for this so that it creates a wave.
Glue the white paper on the back of the card and you are ready to write your thank-you note! (You’re on your own with this.)
THOUGHT-PROVOKING, MIND-PRODDING QUESTION OF THE DAY:
What is your opinion on homemade thank-you notes vs. store bought cards vs. emails?
Personally, I think nothing beats a homemade card because it is much more personal than any of the others. I feel like I can show the person how much I really appreciated what they did with a homemade card.
Also, have you written your thank-you notes yet??