Thursday, December 6, 2007

Making Christmas Cards

Despite the madness of trying to decorate the entirety of the city of Houston, we are trying to keep some of our Christmas rituals. One of those is making Christmas cards. Usually, both kids work on them. The girl seemed much more interested this year.

We start with a pile of supplies.

I buy the blank cards at the craft store. We always make our cards with the same basic design. It's easy for the kids to do and it's cute. This year, the front overlay is a translucent, gold vellum. I also printed out a verse for the inside of the card. We always have a stamp and ribbon.

First, she glues the message inside.

Then, she adds a stamp on the inside cover.

While the insides dry, and after a tubby and jammies, she makes some stamps on the front overlay.

After everything dries, I punch holes and tie a ribbon and taa-daa! Christmas cards! We don't make a lot of them, but they are each made with love. With any luck at all, I will get them out before the new year!

Merry Christmas to all.

1 comment:

Maria said...

Oh, wow... those are really pretty! I wish I had time to make some. I have to say I'm envious of your warm weather. Too bad there wasn't some way to send your girls some snow! LOL