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Use Christmas Card Kits to Make Your Own Homemade Christmas Cards

Updated on October 4, 2016
Use Christmas Card Kits to Make Your Own Homemade Christmas Cards
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Make Your Own Christmas Card Kits

If you want to have that fabulous handmade christmas cards look, but don't have the time to go round the shops picking up everything you need, then why not make your own Christmas cards by buying a Handmade Christmas Card kit?

It's not cheating - it's savvy!

Firstly you save yourself all the time of sourcing everything you need, especially if you live in a remote area where there simply isn't the choice and range of goods available.  Then you save all the wasted cost of buying things you will only need the once - like a whole tube of glue when you only need a tiny tube.

Add in the cost of transport and parking fees to even look round the shops - and you can see why people are deciding to make their own christmas cards by buying kits.

Everybody Wins

  • You get the enjoyment of making the cards for those you love
  • Your loved ones receive a card they know you took time to make - and they appreciate that
  • You've saved yourself time and money at a time of year when time's short and you need all your spare cash for other treats

Easy Christmas Card Kits

If you want to make your own christmas cards, but haven't done it before, then you need to think hard about what you can actually achieve - what you want to achieve.

There are some really easy christmas card kits, as well as some complex ones. Are you the sort of person that might come away with your hand glued to the chair? In that case maybe you should start by buying an easy christmas card kit, that doesn't require anything more complex than fitting the pieces together the way you want them.

Christmas Card Kits Essentials

An easy kit will include everything you need to make the cards described, usually:

  • Pre-cut card of the right weight, usually already scored and folded.
  • Instructions
  • Glue
  • Letters or embellishments needed for the design.

Everything You Need in One Easy Pack

Christmas card kits contain everything you need, and of the right sort. The card will be the right thickness for cards that stand up, if you're trying to create glittery cards, then the best glue for glitter is silicon glue, buying a Christmas card kit will mean you get the right glue without having to track it down locally, or getting home and wondering why it's not working how you expected.

3D and Decoupage Christmas Card Kits

On the other hand, there are some really complex Christmas Card kits. Decoupage is where you build up layer after layer of fiddly pieces, to create 3D cards. There's such a feeling of achievement when you end up with handmade Christmas cards that look fabulously complex. But you do need patience for these!

You can make some fabulously complex-looking, glittery and shiny handmade Christmas cards easily!

Brand Names Christmas Card Kits

Even big brand names produce Christmas card kits - such as Hallmark. You can buy Hallmark Make Your Own Christmas Cards Kits. Hallmark card kits give you a top quality finish, yet the satisfaction of making your own cards!

Buy Christmas Card Kits Online

One of the greatest things about the Internet is the ability to buy anything online - and have more choice than you could find anywhere else.

Choose From 000s of Christmas Card Kits Online

Buying Christmas card kits online means you can literally look through dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of fabulous card kits, designs, choices .... in just 10 minutes. The alternative is to trawl from shop to shop looking at the 2-3 choices they offer you.

And, when you've shortlisted two good christmas card kits in the shops, you then can't compare them side by side because they're in different shops!

There's also usually more protection online too - with the ability to change your mind and send things back.  Certainly in the UK, the Distance Selling Regulations will allow buyers to return goods simply because they changed their mind, by notifying the seller within seven days.  You can't take things back to the shops because you changed your mind!  For this reason, it can make sense to buy christmas card kits online, especially if you're not sure how many you'll need.

Organise a Christmas Card Making Party With Your Friends

With everybody trying to be a little more frugal, one great way to spend time with your friends and family would be to organise Christmas card making parties.

Simply invite a bunch of your friends, neighbours, or family round, then clear the table and you can all make Christmas cards together. You can order a good selection of mixed Christmas card kits online, then either share the cost between you, or however else you wish to split the cost.

Bulk buying Christmas card kits might even get you a bigger discount, making it even more affordable -AND- any left over are still great for next year!

Great Fun For Your Kids

Organise an afternoon with your kids, making Christmas cards together - much more enjoyable than buying a pack.  They'll learn new skills, have a fun time doing it - and it's real quality time with your family.

Then, see the pleasure and pride in their faces when they hand their cards over to people they've made them for. 



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      Fabrizio Martellucci 7 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Fantastic hub and so true about making it easier to coordinate everything from a single kit and also very economical !

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Good tip and a great fun. Thank you.