How To Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Have Fun Making Your Own Christmas Cards

Christmas is nearly upon us and I haven't even thought to buy anything yet, least of all Christmas Cards. Then I suddenly had a memory pop up of when I was a small child sitting at the table making my own Christmas Cards. And I remembered the fun too! All that glitter splashed over the table top, everything turning to sparkles as I pasted and glued my way through a whole bunch of home made cards. The funny thing is that I had forgotten how easy it is. Christmas cards today are so expensive and not everybody can afford to buy the selection that have many different pictures. If you buy the cheaper Christmas Cards they tend to have exactly the same picture on every one. Not everybody likes that. I know I like to send cards that have a variety of scenes.

The good thing about buying cards is that it is very simple to just write your name and the message inside and post them. But where's the fun? The idea came to me when I was browsing in a local craft shop. I suddenly stopped what I was doing and gazed up at the colorful assortment of pens, multi colored paper and card. And then I spotted something I absolutely loved when I was a small child. Plasticine! Multi colored bendy strips of dough that you can make anything out of.

I was standing there trying to figure out a really good reason why I should buy it, and thinking, maybe I can take up modelling clay again, when I turned around, and spotted the glitter pot. I felt like a child again. So, I thought, why not? Armed with my bag of colored cards, multi colored pens and pencils, and the all important glitter, I headed home and started on my project. So far I have made three Christmas cards, and there will be more tomorrow. I may even add some paints too. I really enjoyed making them, and I am sure you will too.

How To Make Your Christmas Cards

First of all make sure that you have everything you need before you start. This may sound obvious, but the process of making the cards involve glue, glitter and paint or pencils. It's a messy combination if you don't get the order right. And you don't want to be sitting there drawing a lovely picture, or painting then suddenly realise that you have got the wrong glue. All the necessary pieces are available from your local craft shop.

Lay out a large tablecloth to stop any bits and pieces sticking to your nice polished dining table. And place newspaper on the floor near your chair. It's much easier to do it this way, instead of spending hours hoovering up later.

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What You Need

Ruler

Scissors

Any size card that you prefer.

Paints

Crayons

Paper Glue

Felt all colors

Ribbon.

Glitter.

Stencils.

Silver and Gold Paper.

Christmas Tree Cards

Before you start, a good idea is to print a pattern of a Christmas tree from your computer. Then cut out the shape and place it over green felt and cut around to get the shape as perfectly as you can. Before sticking to your card, place the felt on the table and cut small round shapes from the multi colored felt.

Then stick them onto the tree. Leave them to dry, and while you are waiting, draw the background pattern on your card. At this stage you should have folded the card to produce the line down the middle. You don't want to stick the tree in the wrong place.

A good idea for the background is to either draw a picture, or just get the paper glue and run it around the card in patterns or swirls. Then before it has a chance to dry, sprinkle the glitter, don't try and follow the pattern, just cover the whole of the card. You will find that when you stand the card up, the excess glitter will just fall off. Make sure you do this over a piece of paper or another card so that you don't waste glitter.

Then get the ribbon and run it around the edge of the card or down the front. To make sure that it stays in place, gently glue the back of the ribbon and place it on the card. Then get a large makeup brush and gently brush it into position.

Then add the Christmas tree. Try and make it centre on the front of the card. Just leave to dry. You can of course use photoshop to produce your pictures, but to get the effect in the picture, you can easily do it yourself. Just paint the card red, then when its dry, take a small piece of cloth and dab it into black paint, making sure that it is not to thick, maybe add a small drop of water to the paint. We don't want it to look too dark, just a slight shadowy grey or black. Simply slide the cloth around the edges of the card and smudge with your fingers. Then you can add your christmas tree, or make a stencil and sprinkle glitter into the shape making sure that you either do it straight on to wet paint or glue.

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Home Made Family Christmas Cards

We have all got loads of photos of our families laying around in the house. Most of these never see daylight as they are kept in drawers or albums. So a good way to show them off again is to make them into Christmas cards. The great thing about using old photos is that you can dress them up. Maybe add a felt Christmas hat to one of the children in the picture. Or cover the surround with cotton wool to make it look like snow. There are so many variations that you can do.

Poems

We have been concentrating on the front of the card, but don't forget that you have to put a phrase or poem inside the card too. You can have fun with this as you can make the poem funny, or whatever you think fits the personality of the person you are sending it too. And of course you can decorate it with as much glitz and glitter as you like.

The card is not just about the outside, you have plenty of space inside to use your imagination. Why not try a pop up part?

Pop Up

Get another piece of card that is the same size as the one you have made earlier. Using the ruler, make a square about an inch into the card all the way around. Then draw a simple Tree or whatever you wish onto the middle of the card. Don't make it too complicated. Just a simple picture will do. Make sure that it covers half of the left side and the same on the right. So the seam goes through the middle of the card.

Once you have drawn your picture, make sure the tree has segments along it. (see Picture right) then fold the card and cut along the segments making sure that you don't cut it out completely. When you have done all of the segments, turn the card inside out and push through the segments. Then stick it to your ready made card underneath.

These are just a few ideas on how to make your home made Christmas Cards. I had forgotten how much fun it is!

A Very Clever Lady, This Card Is Amazing!

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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

What a nice idea. If I received a handmade card from a relative it would be more meaningful to me than a manufactured card. Good Article


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I used to make a little extra cash by making cards when I was younger. I really loved it. Thanks for reminding me.


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Hillbilly Zen 4 years ago from Kentucky

Ms. Nell, what a fun, excellent Hub! I'd much rather get a less expensive, more personal card than anything mass produced, so by golly you've inspired me to make my own cards this year. Maybe not like the lady in the video, though - all that tearing and cutting and dotting and gluing would be too much. Thank you! Voted up, awesome, useful and interesting.


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rajan jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Great card making ideas. A self made card holds more value for the receiver than a card that is bought.

Nice tips.


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CMHypno 4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Good luck with your cards Nell, and I'm sure that all your family and friends will enjoy them. Good way to occupy the kids too.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Good informative Hub. Thanks for some good ideas!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, coolmon, I know what you mean, so many people just throw one in an envelope without much thought, I must admit the video at the bottom amazed me! very clever, I wouldn't have the patience to do such much detail, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Cardisa, thats a great idea! selling them, maybe I should set up a stall! lol! mind you, you probably made really good ones, I am still practising! thanks as always nell


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akirchner 4 years ago from Central Oregon

Great idea, Nell - I think everything is so commercialized these days that it is about time we got back to basics and did more things from scratch~~I love the white Christmas card idea and may just do that this year....although my Christmas cards have been candid shots of my goofy mals the past 3 or so years which people seem to enjoy with captions. Maybe I'll work at combining the 2 ideas~~~


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hillbilly, its funny how we suddenly get so excited about something that ten minutes before I hadn't even thought of! lol! I just walked into that craft shop, and I turned back into a six year old kid! ha ha! great fun! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, rajan, yes you are exactly right, and it makes us want to keep the card after christmas too, its a great way to remember who sent the card, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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stephhicks68 4 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Hi Nell, like you I am finally considering Christmas cards this year. My mom always makes her own, and now with your hub, I am actually thinking about making my own Christmas cards. Rated up! Happy Holidays! Steph


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

This is wonderful, like all your ideas- you made those? They're lovely! Happy Holidays Nell! Love yaz, lily


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CASE1WORKER 4 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

Just sitting down to do some now! However first attempt was derailed as large tabby cat hit the table running- apparently his dinner was a nanosecond late! I recommend anyone having a go at this


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Diana Grant 4 years ago from London

I made a resolution that, once I retired, I would make all my own cards. I have stuck to that, and it's become quite a family tradition, with everyone personalising their cards with glitter, their own drawings, or speech bubbles.

And such fun, too. I did enjoy your article.


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Hello, hello, 4 years ago from London, UK

A wonderful idea. I love making things myself.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, CMHypno, thanks I am having great fun, they are on the table at this moment waiting for me to start again! lol!

Thanks mary, I love arts and crafts, I have a wall full of plaster masks that I made recently too, they are lovely, some are a bit messy but the rest are fine, now its the cards!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Audrey, yes the photo ones can be adapted, just stick on some cottonwool or glitter! I am loving it! lol! thanks again, nell

Thanks steph, glad you like them, I love the woman who made the white cards in the video, so clever! thanks again nell

Hi, lily, no, mine are not that good yet! lol! but I am practising, and not got any stuck to the table yet! thanks as always nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Case, LOL! I totally understand about the cat! I was accosted yesterday by my friend the tabby! she lives down the road from me and I haven't seen her for ages, she spotted me about thirty feet away and legged it down the road meowing at the top of her voice! she promptly told me off yabbering on, as if to say, where have you been? then she sat on my foot! I couldn't get away! when I tried she swiped at my hand! finally I got away and crossed over, and she followed, so I said in a very stern voice, go Home! she glared at me, turned tail, literally!, and stomped back over the road! I was in hysterics! and people walking by thought it was very funny! thanks for reading, and good luck with the cards!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Diana, thank you for reading, I had forgotten how much fun it is, we seem to live in a world that is so fast and easy to do, buy this get that, but its nice to sit down and make them ourselves, I am loving it!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Hello hello, I occasionally make things and when I do, I get my teeth into it for about a week! lol! thanks again nell


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Sinea Pies 4 years ago from Northeastern United States

Making your own Christmas cards can be a fun project to do with your children, or grandchildren, too!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Not only a great idea but a great thing to do with family. It puts a little bit of Christmas back in Christmas, taking the time to give of yourself. Well done Nell!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Sinea, Yes it is great, I used to do it with my son, I had forgotten how much fun it is! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, tillsontitan, exactly! Christmas is so commercialised these days, I think we need to step back and slow it down like the old days! thanks again nell


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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Beautiful cards, Nell. And a great hub! I have made my own Christmas cards in prior years. I use rubber stamps and have a fun time making them. It brings out the inner child in all of us. And the ones who receive them feel so special. Lovely idea for the holidays!


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jfay2011 4 years ago

I haven't figured out yet what I am doing for my cards. I usually take a picture of my children's school pictures grouped together with flowers. Then I use that. Too many kids to gather them all together.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, suzette, I think we do forget how to bring back that child like wonder of Christmas, I think doing something like this brings it back, surrounded by colored paper and glue, wonderful! lol! thanks again, nell

Hi, jfay, thats a great idea! I love the idea of using photos and other things that people recognise, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

What a fun and timely Hub! I really enjoyed the 3-D card video.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Will, that lady was clever wasn't she? I do this sort of thing sometimes, just get out the paper glue and everything else and make something! I do love making christmas cards, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Wow...this was so beautiful and very creative. Very informative and inspiring us to make something beautiful for Christmas. You have done a great job. Thanks for share with us. Rated up (useful, awesome, beautiful and interesting). Have a good day. Cheers....

Prasetio


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, pras, thank you so much, the lady who made the card in the video was very clever, mine aren't that good, but I will keep trying! lol! thanks again nell


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DabbleYou 4 years ago

Nice hub. Very useful for people who want to customize their christmas cards. It may be time consuming but time is certainly not wasted on making them. :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, DabbleYou, thanks for reading, I love making them because it gets me in the spirit of Christmas, otherwise it just seems to be so commercialised, we forget the real meaning, and of course it takes me back to being a child again! lol!


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john000 4 years ago from Superior, Arizona

Howdy,

I clicked on topics at HubPages and up came many. The first I saw of interest was your Hub on Christmas Cards. Well done, again. I have a granddaughter 18 months old and have been thinking about activities we could do when she gets just a tad bigger. This is surely something I will do with my family. And of course, we all get Christmas cards from well-wishers in the season and those cards are a source of all kinds of images. Saving them can help you to create a wholely new card, too. Thanks for the video about rubber stamping. And, I really like your card with the BOWs!. Thanks so much, and happy holidays.


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carriethomson 4 years ago from United Kingdom

OOOH making Christmas cards, what fun!! i love it

-carrie


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ehow101 4 years ago from LA

Thanks for some great ideas! I really prefer making cards myself. They are much more personal.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, I am sure your grandaughter will love making Christmas cards when she gets a little bit older, all that colored card and glue, great fun! lol! thanks so much again for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, carrie, lol! thanks as always, nell

Hi, ehow101, thanks for reading, they are great fun to make, cheers nell


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RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

Fabulous ideas. These would be such fun to make and give. Voted up and book marked (with high hopes of creating some cards of my very own).


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

My husband and I have had an ongoing tradition making each other birthday and anniversary cards, but it's usually a bit labor-of-love intensive, so we shy away from making all those holiday cards. Still, you've given a great lesson here for those who have the creative spirit. Cheers!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, RTalloni, thanks for reading, they are really good fun to make, I forgot how much fun it is to do something like this, I am going to try something else next week! lol! maybe get back to clay modelling too, I think we need to return to our childhood sometimes, thanks so much nell

Hi, Green Lotus, I totally understand, I think just a few cards are best otherwise it can get a bit too much in one go, thats a great idea to only do them for birthdays and anniversary's, thanks again nell


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ewelz51 4 years ago from Somewhere in the South...

My daughters and I often made holiday cards when they were younger, but we haven't done it in quite some time. I love your ideas and video. May try and drag them back to the craft table when they come home!


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Granny's House 4 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Hi Nell, just stopped by to say Merry Christmas

Tina


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, ewelz, I love rediscovering things I did when I was young, I have had a great time this week making them, good luck with dragging them back! lol!

Hi, Tina, where you been? lol! Happy Christmas to you too, thanks!


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htodd 4 years ago from United States

Making our own Christmas cards ..That is great..I like


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, htodd, thanks for liking my idea, it was fun doing it this week, off to a new idea next! lol!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hello, dear Nell, I am sorry that Ive taken so long to get back to your hubs--I was getting some hubs finished before my health gets any worse. I LOVED This hub and love your writing talent. This idea is very-feasible. And doesn't cost that much. Very well-written. Voted up and away. Fantastic. And have a Very Merry Christmas. Your friend, Kenneth


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, kenneth, hope you are well now? nice to see you, and thanks for reading, I love making things, next week it will be something else! lol!


LovesSequins 4 years ago

Loving your christmas cards they are really beautful . I love Christmas. Who ever your sending the cards to are special because those cards are meaningful and it shows that your time and effort is made in the cards :)

Merry christmas 19 days till christmas !!


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kenneth avery 4 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, Nell. I enjoyed, very much, this hub. I love homemade things. My mom was a great quilter and made lots of homemade things when I was a kid. I miss her and dad at Christmas so much. Thanks for being my good friend.////KENNETH


masmasika 4 years ago

Great hub and very helpful. I love arts and crafts too and when I was younger I often created crafts from old things at home. Thanks for sharing.


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Jonathan Grimes 4 years ago from Devon

Great hub and I like the pop up approach.

Thanks

Jon


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midnightbliss 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach

this will be a fun and meaningful activity for christmas. people who will receive it will surely love it.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, LovesSequins, thats it exactly, they are so much more personal, and yes, I am panicking now, as I haven't bought a thing yet! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, masmasika, thanks so much for reading it, I love arts and crafts, I used to make bracelets etc for sale at local fairs, this is just another one of my likes! lol!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, kenneth, I completely understand, I really miss my mum and dad at Christmas too, I remember when I was small, sitting around the table making cards and Christmas decorations, thanks so much as always, nice to hear from you, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Jonathan, its a great idea, isn't it? I am still practising madly on those ones! lol! thanks for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, midnight, my sons girlfriend sent me a home made card today! great minds think alike! lol! thanks so much, nell


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ActiviaUK 4 years ago

I always make my own cards so I love this hub! Especially learning how to make pop up cards. My family and friends won't know what's hit them this year! Don't forget to make something for yourself once you have done with the cards...like a nice bath with milk and honey??! - http://bit.ly/naThrL


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Maren Morgan M-T 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Great ideas in the computer age!


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Very neat - I loved the video on the 3-D card. That's pretty cool. I wish I had more time and patience to do cards like this:)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Activia, thanks for reading, I will certainly give that a try!

Hi, Maren, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell

Hi, Kris, I know what you mean, I go through these ideas ever so often, and really set my hand to them, then I change it to something else, I did make some lovely Christmas Cards though, so I am pleased, thanks for reading, cheers nell


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heart4theword 4 years ago from hub

Christmas cards are such a great project to do:). Recycling old Christmas cards can bring out our creative side:). Thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, recycling old Cards is another good idea, thanks! glad you liked it, cheers nell


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SilkThimble 4 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Some clever ideas!


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Little Light 4 years ago from Australia

I make Christmas cards every year and love it. It always seems to mean more to the people who receive it. Great Hub!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Silk Thimble, thanks for reading, cheers nell

Hi, Little Light, thats it exactly! I had forgotten how much fun it is too, have a great Christmas! cheers nell


jasmine 4 years ago

does enyone know what to draw for thiar mom for chrismas?


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adrienne2 4 years ago from Atlanta

Hi Nell, My counsin, and aunt are big on making their own cards. I always admire people who actually take the time to make their cards. The video was interesting, I love the way my counsin really personalize her cards. Thanks for sharing with the HB community! And the comment about recycling cards my goodness what a good idea!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, adrienne, thanks for reading, the idea about the recycled one wasn't mine, thank goodness! lol! I don't think I would know how to do that! it is fun to do them, but I would only make a few for close friends etc, it takes much too long for everybody, thanks so much nell


Maddi J. 4 years ago

This is a great idea. i love it. VERY NICE!!!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Maddi, thanks so much, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Maddi, thanks so much, glad you liked it, cheers nell


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Marylol 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

I love home made Christmas cards! Thanks for the tips, they are very useful :-)


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Athlyn Green 4 years ago from West Kootenays

Hi Nell,

Loved this Hub. That pop-up tree is a great idea. As everything gets more expensive, people will be turning to budget-friendly options for the holidays and making Christmas cards is a good way to start. I've always thought of ways to recycle cards instead of throwing them out.


icountthetimes 4 years ago

It's the perfect time of year for a hub like this. A friend of mine makes cards (all sorts, for birthdays, special occasions etc). They're beautiful and it's much more thoughtful to create them than buying them from a shop. It's wonderful to receieve them too!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Marylol, thanks so much for reading, cheers nell


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Athlyn, thanks for reading, yes I was trying to save money this year, and it has worked a bit, but the most important thing is that I have thoroughly enjoyed myself making them! lol!

Hi, icount, yes I love recieving them too, it makes it so much more personal, thanks so much, cheers nell


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TroyM 4 years ago

Loved this Hub. I am sure to use some these tips. Thanks!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, Troy, thanks I am glad you found it helpful, have a great Christmas! cheers nell


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prettynutjob30 4 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

Great hub,I think I may just try to make my Christmas cards this year.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, pretty, thanks for liking it, and good luck with the cards! cheers nell


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maxravi 4 years ago from India

Wao!! thanks I already started building one card for my parents.. thnks!!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England Author

Hi, max, that's great! glad to be of help, thanks nell


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mary615 3 years ago from Florida

My children and I used to make almost all of our Christmas cards. You have some wonderful ideas here for ways to make Christmas cards. I votes this UP, etc. and will share, too.


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Nyamache 3 years ago from Kenya

Christmas is around the corner and we need to make Christmas cards to send them to our loved ones as a way of telling them that we care and love them. I will be able to customize my Christmas card if I make it unlike buying, so I find this hub helpful. Voted this hub up!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi mary, thanks so much for reading, yes when my son was small we used to make the decorations and the cards, I miss it now! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi Nyamache, thanks so much, I am glad you found it helpful, nell


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john000 3 years ago from Superior, Arizona

Oh, how I remember doing this at Christmas. When my brother, and sister, and I were small my mom would break out the stuff to make cards. She would save all the cards from the previous year and we would cut out pictures on the cards and reassemble them to make a Christmas scene. Sometimes we would cut out pieces of old Christmas wrap, and even cut out pictures in the newspaper. I remember cutting out a picture of Santa holding a Coca Cola bottle (they used to be on billboards all over the country). I carefully cut the picture out trimming the Coke bottle off. Then I would glue him down with other stuff to make a colorful card. My mom was a little bit strict on the glitter, though. We had to glitter parts. So we would put a little glue on Santa's cap and make a glitter ribbon around it, or a scarf, or put some on the eyes of reindeer, etc. It was so much fun and between the four of us we were able to make a lot of cards! Next year, I am going to try this with my granddaughter (she's 2). My thumb is up, and thanks!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks john, its great looking back at when we did this with our kids, and I bet you can't wait to make some more Christmas cards with your granddaughter, how lovely that will be, wish my son would make me a grandmother! lol!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks john, its great looking back at when we did this with our kids, and I bet you can't wait to make some more Christmas cards with your granddaughter, how lovely that will be, wish my son would make me a grandmother! lol!


myboss 3 years ago

thanx


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks myboss glad you liked it, nell


mathew 3 years ago

hello


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hello mathew!


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lakishafranks 3 years ago from Memphis, TN

great ideas! thanks for sharing!


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Thanks lakishafranks, glad you found it helpful, nell


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rebeccamealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

Making Christmas cards sounds like so much fun! I'd like to try this, Thanks for sharing


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Nell Rose 3 years ago from England Author

Hi rebecca, glad you liked it, and thanks for reading, nell


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Thelma Alberts 22 months ago from Germany

What a pity! I have already bought Christmas cards for sending to my friends. Maybe next year I´ll try this. Well done Nell. I love making DIY crafts. Thanks. Happy weekend!


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Nell Rose 22 months ago from England Author

Thanks so much Thelma, yes it was fun when I made these, I should have made some this year too, but I have left it a bit late now! lol!

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