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How to Make Christmas Cards

Thursday, 23 Dec 2010 09:32 AM

Finding Christmas cards in a store is probably the easiest Christmas chore to do. For those of us who want to do something a little different, why not make personalized cards for our friends and loved ones. You do not have to be especially crafty to make something that will not be thrown away with the old wrapping paper.  If you have a huge Christmas card list, you can pick a few of the closest people on the list to get a special card.  The whole family can participate in this activity.  Here are just a few sugghomemade Christmas card
ideasestions to get you started.

If you know how to use Microsoft Word, then making a Christmas card is easy. You will first decide on the cardstock to use. There are so many from which to choose but you can also use color construction paper also. 
Select a two-column spread and change your page to landscape. Now insert clipart or you can also use the artwork feature that comes with Word to make your letters stand out more. Once you have chosen what you want to say, reposition your clipart to the right side of the page. It needs to be on the right side for printing purposes. Print and fold your paper with print work facing up. Write a special saying or a few personal words and you are done. 
You can also make a Christmas card without a computer. You can cut a few holiday-inspired pictures from a magazine and glue them on a piece of colored cardstock. Fold width-wise and you have a Christmas card. Write with different colored ink to personalize your card even more. 
There are no steadfast rules to making your Christmas card other than working on the right side for folding. Other than that, you are encouraged to get creative. Giving handmade Christmas cards sends a message that you care enough to take the time to make it even more special than a store bought, mass produced card.

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