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Handmade Greetings Cards
Handmade greeting cards
While there are a lot of beautiful greetings cards made out there for delighting our friends, family, and colleagues with, to me, there is still nothing like a handmade greeting card to communicate to someone.
Remember when you were a kid and you made them for your mom or dad, or maybe grandparents. There was nothing like it for them, and they stash them away in their memory box because it meant so much to them.
That practice continues, and is growing steadily, as people want to say something and make something from the heart, not simply buy a thought or memory.
The idea isn't to create a manufactured look, but something personal and intimate to the recipient, even if it's as simple as a thank you for a job well done, or as important as a significant wedding anniversary.
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Great homemade card tools and accessories now available
With the homemade or handmade craft sector booming, it's no wonder almost anything you want to make you can, as you have every type of paint or object you could include in your project.
That's true with handmade personalized greetings cards too, as every kind of felt, ribbon, paper cutout, glitter and glue is available to work with, and you can make some very nice cards for any occasion.
Following are a few from some very important special occasions.
- Vintage Christmas Cards
I enjoy art on all types of Christmas cards, and no matter what genre they are, when they're done well, I can really relate to it. But possibly my favorite art on cards comes from the images on vintage Christmas cards, which not only sent a message..
- Pop Up Christmas Cards
Possibly the most fascinating Christmas card out there is the pop up Christmas card, and they can be anywhere from an extraordinary professionally made Christmas card to an extraordinary home made pop up Christmas card. Either way, they are among my.
Handmade Shower Cards
There is nothing more personal than the celebration of a baby being brought into the world, and there are a lot of ways to celebrate that with homemade shower cards.
With shower cards and babies, there are a lot of fun things you can include, like ribbons and ties, alphabet letters and flowers, well, just about anything works with babies, and it's a lot of fun to create for this occasion.
Handmade shower card
Homemade Shower Card
- Angel Christmas Cards
Since I'm a fan of fantasy literature and images, it's somewhat shocking to see angels of Christmas displayed so effeminately, while the angels, in most cases, of fantasy, are very powerful and masculine looking. All of the angels in the Bible are...
- Beautiful Christmas Cards
Of all greetings card or holiday greetings cards, among the most beautiful to me are Christmas cards. It seems those designing them take special care of give a little more of themselves for this special season and day of the year. With that in...
Handmade Birthday Cards
Well, after being birthed, we all have to grow up, and so next on our list of homemade cards is the birthday card.
What's fun about these is there is a lot of personalised greeting card factors here, and depending on the age, a lot of themes we can choose from based on the things the person being celebrated enjoys doing.
Handmade birthday card
Personalized Homemade Birthday Card
- Christian Christmas Cards
Christian Christmas cards are very popular, and of course for the most part, celebrate the reason for implementing Christmas in the first place, which was the coming of Christ into the world. So many Christian Christmas cards include that theme as...
- Santa Christmas Cards
Santa is always a fun Christmas card theme to work with, as he can be put in just about any scenario and it works very well. You have everything from hilarious and serious, to touching on the naughty Santa cards, and because of that, in the end,...
Handmade christmas greeting cards
One of the most, if not the most, popular handmade greeting card is the greeting card for Christmas. There are so many accessories and themes available that it boggles the imagination, and gets the creative juices flowing.
You can not only create greetings cards in the Christian tradition, but use a plethora of themes and ideas that can be blended together for the winter season as well. These are a lot of fun to do, and the possibilities are endless.
Handmade Christmas Greeting Cards
Homemade Christmas Greetings Card
- Beach Christmas Cards
Beach Christmas cards are really a lot of fun, and they're usually always sent for the enjoyment of rubbing it in if you're living in a warm or tropical climate, to someone living in a cold or frigid climate that will get a good laugh at reminding...
- Western Christmas Cards
For those who love the west and everything western, there are a number of western Christmas cards you can choose from that sends the Christmas message you want to give to those who would appreciate receiving it. With the western greetings cards I...
Handmade valentine cards
Handmade valentine cards are a blast to make, especially for your loved one, and you get to not only show your love for each other, but you have the chance to be a little naughty if you want, emphasizing the fun parts of your relationship.
Of course if you do that, you may not be able to show your friends this one, as your creative work may be a little too creatively revealing for them to peek in on.
Handmade Valentine's Card
Homemade Naughty Cupid Valentine's Card
- Wildlife Christmas Cards
I've always loved being in the outdoors, and having been born and raised in northern Minnesota in my youth, wildlife was always a part of our lives, and so wildlife Christmas cards are a great card to send and receive, and almost any part of the...
- Dog Christmas Cards
Man's best friend always makes a good showing when it comes to dog Christmas cards, as everyone seems to want to send a Christmas card of their favorite dog or favorite dog breed, or receive one. Not only that, but there is also a lot of humor...
Handmade wedding cards
Personalized handmade wedding cards are both a challenge and delightful to make at the same time. There's a different feel here, and the inclusion of lace is a big factor for a lot of people, although creativity knows no bounds, and the designs represent many different walks of life and cultures.
Handmade Wedding Card
Homemade Wedding Card
- Business Holiday Cards
While it may seem something very obvious, showing appreciation for those firms you are doing business with, along with your employees, is one of the more important aspects of continuing in a strong business relationship with them. Many will never...
- Christmas Postcards
Sometimes we forget about Christmas postcards, even though to this day we still send and receive Christmas cards in the form of Christmas postcards, while appreciating some of those from the past, which were in many cases - works of art. When we...
Handmade easter cards
Similar to Christmas, Easter is celebrated by Christians and others differently, so you can include the religious element, or do the Easter bunny and egg thing, while having a lot of enjoyment.
Both work for most people.
Handmade Easter Card
Homemade Easter Card
- Cat Christmas Cards
Among the favorite of animal Christmas cards are cat Christmas cards, and I've got a few below that entail everything from cute to naughty to funny, just like cats are always like when they're around us. If you're looking for Christmas card ideas...
- Horse Christmas Cards
For lovers of horses, whether it's giving or receiving a horse Christmas card, it's always a lot of fun and exciting to share or receive a Christmas card celebrating their most favorite of animals. What really works with horses on Christmas cards,...
Handmade anniversary cards
Anniversaries are great occasions to make a personalized, handmade card, and I think this is a place where handmade cards can shine.
You of course have the number of the anniversary and the specialized aspect of it, what year is represented, etc., which gives it a lot of creative avenues to explore.
Parents or children especially love this when something intimate like this is thoughtfully made.
Handmade Anniversary Card
Personalized Homemade Anniversary Card
- Patriotic Christmas Cards
This group of Christmas cards focuses on American patriotic Christmas cards, and one nice thing that really makes them look great is the deep colors of the red, white and blue of the American flag which can be incorporated into a lot of different...
- Tropical Christmas Cards
For those of us that have lived primarily in cooler climates, we don't always relate to Christmas as it is experienced in southern and tropical climates, where rarely, if ever, is there snow, and Christmas day could be at temperatures that would be..
- Lighthouse Christmas Cards
Lighthouses continue to fascinate me, and a lighthouse Christmas card reminds me of my hometown where I grew up on Lake Superior, where I saw the lighthouses scattered along the shoreline in my youth warning the ships of impending danger. Some of...
Homemade thank you cards
Last, here's a handmade card that can be used at any time of the year for any occasion, and giving a thank you card for any number of situations is a lot of fun to do, and it means a lot to the recipient and the giver.
These are my favorites because you don't have to wait for a special day to design and create it, you can do it whenever the opportunity is available.
Handmade Thank You Card
Homemade Thank You Card
- Corporate or Business Christmas Greeting Cards
When thinking about sending Christmas cards to your business colleagues, you've got to be a little more careful than when sending them to family and friends, as you're usually not quite as aware of their beliefs and way of thinking, and so it's far..
- Business Christmas Cards
When thinking in terms of Christmas business cards, meaning given them to someone we're doing business with, we need to differentiate from a Christmas greetings card which can be sent or given by the business, and a business card itself, which...
- Personalized Christmas Cards
When wanting to express oneself personally to friends or loved ones during the Christmas season, I don't think there's anything better than a custom Christmas card, I'm not sure what it is, especially when you include children, grandchildren, pets...
Why handmade greetings cards are so popular
To me, the reason handmade greetings cards are so popular is the same reason you keep the cards your children or grandchildren make for you: there's something of them in it, and nothing can compare with their sincerity and love when making and giving them to you.
And even if we don't express ourselves that way when we grow up, the sentiment is still there, and our actions speak in creating these cards, more than our words. And in the end, that's what really matters!