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A New Holiday Tradition: Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Updated on October 30, 2010

The tradition of sending Christmas cards dates back for centuries. Many people purchase holiday greeting cards to send out to their friends and relatives each year. Store bought greeting cards are very popular, and are available in many different styles and themes.

Even though stock cards are widely available, many people like to make their own Christmas cards. Creating your own holiday greeting cards certainly adds a personal touch to the seasons greetings messages that you share with your friends and relatives each year.

Start a New Tradition: Homemade Christmas Cards

Creating your own Christmas cards is fun and economical. There are many different ways to make Christmas cards. Many people use their computers to create holiday Christmas cards and newsletters. Others utilize traditional arts and crafts techniques that involve construction paper, glue, and glitter when making Christmas cards. You can even use the pictures from last year's Christmas cards to make new holiday greetings this year. Family photographs are also terrific tools to use when creating your own Christmas greeting cards.

Crafting your own Christmas cards can be a lot of fun, and can easily become a family tradition. If you have small children, they will really enjoy working with you to create handmade Christmas cards. Making holiday greeting cards together as a family can be a great bonding experience for everyone in your family. Not only will the members of your household enjoy working together on the project, relatives who live far away will love receive a personalized, hand crafted card from your family.

How to Getting Started Making Your Own Christmas Cards

You can cut shapes, such as Christmas trees, ornaments, stars, snowflakes from colored paper and decorate them with stickers, glitter, and even family photographs. You may find that images from last year's Christmas cards make perfect adornments for new, handcrafted cards.

Magazines are also an excellent resource for locating pictures to use on your handmade holiday cards. You can write personalized messages to each recipient if you choose to do so. You may also want to include a traditional holiday poem that will bring a smile to the reader's face.

When you make your own Christmas cards, the designs can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Everyone in the family can participate in the process, from toddlers through grandparents. There is no right or wrong way to create your own holiday greeting cards. What matters is that the end result of your efforts is crafted by hand and with love.

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  • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

    Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

    I agree! My youngest daughter started that tradition in our family when she was only 9. We have gotten more intricate over the years. Even though she started college this past September she came home for a weekend and we had a marathon of card production. She always comments that this is what gets her into the Christmas spirit...

    Thanks for a great HUB

    regards Zsuzsy

  • Bob Ewing profile image

    Bob Ewing 9 years ago from New Brunswick

    We have made our own cards in the past.

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    sukritha 9 years ago from Cochin

    Nice Hub. Very Good

    Thumbs Up for you

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