If you want to make your own handmade Christmas cards, but have no idea where to begin, consider purchasing a Christmas card kit.
Although the contents of Christmas card kits vary, they all contain everything you need to make beautiful and unique Christmas cards. In general, Christmas card kits contain blank cards, envelopes, and a selection of embellishments. Embellishments may take the form of ribbons, glitter, stickers, die cuts (cut out shapes made of paper, material, foam, wood, or cardboard), beads, false jewels, etc. The kit may include adhesive foam pads that are used for sticking items together to create a 3D effect. The kit might also contain a festive stamp or stick-on metallic letters. General instructions are sometimes included too. Christmas card kits normally have a certain color scheme or theme. Therefore, if you want to make more varied cards, consider purchasing several kits. You can then mix and match the contents of the kits to produce your own style of Christmas cards.
You can also purchase cross-stitch Christmas card kits. These contain all you need to make Christmas cards each featuring a festive cross stitch panel. They’ll normally contain a selection of cotton, aida fabric (the material you stitch on), a needle, cards, envelopes, and a chart with full instructions. These kits often contain materials for making just one card.
If you want to write a verse or poem on the inside of the card, consider some of these Christmas quotes.
Before you send your card, you may want to write something like “Handmade by …” on the back of the card. You can even purchase stick-on metallic lettering with the words “Handmade by”.
Christmas card kits can be purchased from many places. Try your local craft or art stores. Or shop online at stores such as QVC (which also has a TV channel) or Amazon. Remember to give yourself plenty of time to make the cards before Christmas!