How to make your own christmas card with your children

Posted in on July 25th, 2013

If you are not one to purchase your Christmas cards in bulk that all have the same generic meaning and are completely personalized to your friends, family and colleagues, then making your own Christmas card is the right option for you this festive season.

There are many benefits of creating your own Christmas card, yes, it can be a little bit more expensive to hand make one than to buy the bulk from your local supermarket, but with handmade Christmas cards, you can get all of the family, including children, involved in making them and get everyone in the festive spirit.

Step-by-step guide

Choose the type of paper that you are going to be using to create your Christmas card with. You can choose from photocopier paper (not recommended as it is very thin, but most people have photocopier paper in their homes). Card paper which is more sturdy and alike a

commercial Christmas card. Or you can choose from pre-designed or fabricated paper which already has designs and borders on it from local craft shops.You can choose from a variety of colours.

Coloured card

If you feel like you are more crafty than most, then try and cut different designs into the paper, like a Christmas tree or a star.

Write your message inside of the card, include maybe a personal joke that only you and the receiver of the card will understand to make it unique or you can choose from a general seasonal message

Decorate the front of the card. You can do this by using images that you have cut out, or by using different accessories like glitter or textured material. Here is an example that is great to do with children – paint your child’s hand with a colour of your choice (that is not the same colour as your card), and put a hand print in the center of the front cover of the card, then turn your hand print into a famous Christmas character.

Alternatively, if you find that you are spared for time, then our website provides a great tool for creating personalized Christmas cards. Just use our simple creating tool.

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