Handmade Christmas Cards are tons of fun to make with your kids. Of course, they can look a little bit simple sometimes. That’s where we come in and give you some super easy and fun tips for making your handmade Christmas cards unique this year!
Tips For Making Handmade Christmas Cards Unique
Make your own custom image cards
These days printing pictures is easier than ever before. Not only can you upload and pick up within an hour at your local drug store, but you can easily print them off any color printer in your home. Making your handmade Christmas cards unique is easy when you include your own family picture into the mix.
This special paper makes it possible to print your images as postcards that can be stamped to mail by themselves, but I prefer including my images inside a handmade card. An Xacto knife and some stiff cardstock can create a simple way to slide and secure your family Christmas picture into the interior of any fun handmade card.
Add a personal note to each card
The easiest way to make your handmade Christmas cards unique is to personalize them for each receiver. Instead of a blanket holiday greeting, take the time to write a message to the person who will receive the card. Share a special memory from your time with them, or let them in on your plans for the new year. A true personal note means more to the person you are sending the card to than the design on the outside of the card.
Create themed cards
Just because it is Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t include some of your favorite themes. Whether you are a sports fan, sci-fi fan, or a comic book geek doesn’t matter. Choose something that your family loves and incorporate it into your handmade Christmas cards this year. Dressing everyone up in costume, sports jersey, or a special color is a great way to make your holiday picture stand out in a crowd. You can also add fun themes like stickers or embellishments to the cards or envelopes to help make them stand out even more. These travel themed stickers are fun to add to any card.
Add Fabric or Lace
I have a slight obsession with fabric and all the notions that go along with it…lace, ric rac, and don’t even get me started on my feelings for pompom trim. Adding some fabric, lace, or ric rac to your card can take your card to the next level. Just remember not to use anything too thick or heavy so it will still fit in an envelope and you can still mail it.
Don’t skip the glitter
While it is annoying to some, glitter makes everything better on handmade Christmas cards. Use a bit of glue and glitter to liven up basic printed names, messages, or just add to the edges of the card to make that plain paper snap with sparkle. Nothing works better for making them unique than to personalize a card with your name in glitter! I like buying a multi-pack of glitter and keeping in my craft closet so it’s easy to find any color I want to customize projects.
These tips for making handmade Christmas cards unique are super easy to use this year. Whether you are creating printed cards on card stock, or you are grabbing the construction paper to cut and paste fun holiday themes, your holiday greetings are sure to bring a smile to the face of your friends and family this year.
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