Tuesday, December 5, 2017

12 Days of Christmas~ Day 5 Dollar Store Craft




I love sending Christmas cards and I send a lot.  Mostly because I have joined a few groups of people who like sending and receiving Christmas cards, too.  That can be an expensive endeavor, but not if you know how to make inexpensive cards seem like expensive ones!

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1. I purchase a box of Christmas cards, usually 12 for $1.00.  I look for ones that have some pretty printed envelopes if possible.  I like the outside of the envelope to look as lovely as inside!


2.  Look at the card, and determine the best way to enhance it.  In this case, I am going to add a snowflake sticker in place of the star.  A little glue and some snow type glitter, too.



3.  Using the beautiful quotes from this post from Shutterfly, I am going to add one of these 150 Christmas wishes in my own handwriting.


4.  After ensuring that the glue is dry, I address the envelope, add a return address label and a stamp. I add it to my pile of mail to be mailed and at the next opportunity, I will send off these greetings.



Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
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1. I purchase a box of Christmas cards, usually 12 for $1.00.  I look for ones that have some pretty printed envelopes if possible.  I like the outside of the envelope to look as lovely as inside!


2.  Look at the card, and determine the best way to enhance it.  In this case, I am going to add a snowflake sticker in place of the star.  A little glue and some snow type glitter, too.



3.  Using the beautiful quotes from this post from Shutterfly, I am going to add one of these 150 Christmas wishes in my own handwriting.


4.  After ensuring that the glue is dry, I address the envelope, add a return address label and a stamp. I add it to my pile of mail to be mailed and at the next opportunity, I will send off these greetings.



I hope this simple craft encourages you to send a few Christmas cards this year!  I believe it is a dying part of the Christmas season.  With Facebook and Instagram and many other social media options, we can keep current with our friends and family that way.  For me, sending a Christmas card is about including those in my holiday spirit, too.  Merry Christmas everyone!

6 comments:

  1. I love how you personalized the cards.

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  2. How beautiful and great way to personalized any card

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  3. Why didn't I think of decorating store-bought cards? They look great.

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  4. How pretty! I've never thought of doing this. It's lovely.

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  5. I never thought of doing this either. thanks for the idea... I think I just might do this next year... always saying I should make my Christmas cards but never do - it's overwhelming. However, this way I can!

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