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DIY-Christmas Card Ideas

Christmas Cards

Christmas Cards

Christmas is a special time for me, it's Jesus' birthday and Christmas is about Jesus. It's about to give and share love. Most Christian people in my country will celebrate Christmas in their Churches, offices, schools, and houses. Actually, I have celebrated Christmas twice this month and it's not Dec 25 yet. First, in my daughter's Sunday's school and the second one was in her kindergarten school, with all parents and teachers. We really had a great time. And I still wait for the celebration in my own church.

Beside all the celebrations, prays, and worships. Some people used to prepare gifts and Christmas cards. Of course you may send a Christmas greeting with e-mails, e-cards, or send SMS, MMS, etc but a Christmas card is still a special touch. I'm not such a crafty person and I used to buy those cards, but for some people, making their own homemade Christmas cards is a wonderful pleasure.
A week ago I made a few Christmas cards by my own for my daughter's little friends, and I love it. I just draw a simple dalmatian dog on a folded card stock and cut it, and you will have Christmas cards with dalmatian's shape and asked my daughter for the coloring. She loved it and her little fellows were so thrilled too.

Christmas songs with Korean singers Rain and Jang Nara

Christmas Quilling

For people who really love and enjoy making homemade Christmas Cards, here are some DIY Christmas Card ideas :
1. Draw your own cards. If you love drawing, you may draw the Christmas characters or symbols on a piece of card stock, like snowman (the simple one), flower wreaths, candles with flowers and bows, bells, or any characters you love. Fold the card and write the Christmas messages in it. You may ask your kid for the coloring parts. Children will love it.

2. Print the cards. There are many free printable Christmas cards websites which offer you many great Christmas pictures. You may also print the Christmas cards with photo covers, funny Christmas characters, and many more.

3. Christmas cards with ribbon Christmas tree, just cut green paper ribbon and arrange them as a Christmas tree on a piece of paper. Add a red or golden bow as ornament.

4. Paper quilling Christmas cards, you may decorate your cards with paper quilling. You can make many characters with paper quilling, like flowers, butterfly, snowman, Santa, deer, star, and many more. But you need a few equipments here, like needle tool or toothpick, quilling circle ruler, some glue, colorful papers and a lot of creativity
For Christmas, you may choose holy leaf and star shape, or use different variations of the shape.

Paper-quilling shapes

Paper-quilling shapes

Christmas Rubber Stamps

5. Rubber stamping. If you love stamping and have many collections of stamp, why not make some beautiful Christmas cards with those stamps? Rubber stamps will make a great Christmas cards.
There are so many options when it comes to rubber stamping Christmas cards, you may use one main stamp as main image or repeat a smaller stamp or use two different stamps. Try different colors on your stamps and have a great Christmas cards making.

6. Paper punch Christmas Cards. This is the most simple and easy Christmas cards making. Try with simple and small size of card, I like a simple and sophisticated card with star or flower shape paper punch using festive paper.

7. You can use Christmas stickers for your cards. There are many Christmas stickers from one word like "Joy" and "Celebrate" to different kind of Christmas' shapes like candy cones, Christmas trees, etc.

8. Decorate your Christmas cards with buttons. Most households usually have used-buttons and we can decorate our Christmas cards using those buttons. Add some ribbons to make your cards more sweet.

9. Felt Christmas Cards. You may draw or print out many Christmas Characters onto the felt and cut out. Glue the Christmas character to the card. Decorate it according to your own style.

10. Re-use the old cards to make a new Christmas card.

Before you decide to make your own Christmas Cards, there are several things to consider.
1. Time.
It depends on how fast you make a single card, but you have to prepare your time. A month or two weeks before Christmas are good enough to start your card-making.

2. How many cards you'd like to make and for who. Just for your family members, kids, friends, or for your colleagues. They will determine the quality and design of your cards.
You have to use high quality card if you'd like to make Christmas cards for company or any other official institutions.

3. Choose the theme. My daughter's kindergarten use traditional red and green with gold trimmings for their Christmas theme. So, I chose to use same colors for my cards.

4. Consider to make personal card. It's another way to impress our recipient and show them that they are special for you.

5. Consider the cost. Is it possible to reduce the cost and use old Christmas cards, or buy in bulks online to get the better price-offer, you decide.

Have a great Christmas this year everybody. Merry Christmas.

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febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on March 02, 2011:

Hi almasi, you're welcome.

I agree with u, we can start making those cards as early as possible. Thank you for commenting!

almasi on March 02, 2011:

Thanks for a very useful hub.

Timing is also right as I think it is never too early to begin preparing for Christmas especially if you want to give handmade cards and presents.

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on December 22, 2010:

@ wannabwestern, yes, I've tried it and I enjoyed it very much, and it will make you more happy after you watched the recipients face. Have a wonderful Christmas this year.

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@ brandrocker, thank you. I love to receive a handmade card too, even if just a simple drawing from my child.

@ dallas93444, thank you. Yes, me too.

@ Hello, hello, you're welcome. Have a great Christmas this year Hanna, God bless you!

Hello, hello, from London, UK on December 19, 2010:

Thank you for such a wknderful and useful hub,

Dallas W Thompson from Bakersfield, CA on December 17, 2010:

Article appreciated. I enjoy things "made" by the person giving... Does not matter what it is...

brandrocker on December 17, 2010:

Useful hub. I love handmade cards more. Customization is pretty easy. It also shows your attention and appreciation of the recipients. Thanks for the ideas.

Carolyn Augustine from Iowa on December 16, 2010:

Handmade/homemade cards really show you care. Plus, making them is a great way to start and finish a crafty project in one evening. Thank you for a well-written hub and a lot of good ideas!

febriedethan (author) from Indonesia on December 16, 2010:

Hi richtwf, wow that's so sweet, I love your family tradition for Christmas. Thank you for visiting and have a Happy Christmas to you too!

richtwf on December 16, 2010:

A very useful hub. I like the idea of quilling and it looks like very intricate work!

There is nothing better than receiving a handmade Christmas card. The personal touch is what makes it both special and unique. My wife creates cards for me and I absolutely love them because they are just for me - so the card means more and is highly sentimental too. I keep all her cards as each one is a special memory for me.

Cheers for sharing and Happy Christmas to you. God bless!

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