Tuesday, 17 November 2020

Preparing for Christmas - Part 1 Christmas Cards

 It's going to be a strange Christmas this year, but some things will still stay the same. I'm still making Christmas cards to send and here are some of my designs I've made so far 

I've used a variety of materials including: 

* pictures cut from old greetings cards and calendars

* card stock from my stash

* paper shapes from a huge bag of paper craft supplies I bought in a local second hand shop (the shop shut its doors forever during lockdown, which is a real shame, it was the best local shop for second hand craft materials). 

A lot of people see Christmas cards as wasteful and are turning to digital greetings. However I think there's something special about getting greetings cards through the post and cards that are handmade using upcycled materials are pretty eco-friendly. You also need to think that anything digital has a large unseen carbon footprint when you take into account all the servers etc which use electricity. 

Making Christmas cards could also be a great lockdown activity for children, specially if Christmas cards aren't counted as essential products in your local version of lockdown.

Anyone else making their own Christmas cards this year?


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh gosh, yours are so pretty and the recipients will be so happy. When I was a child my parents used to send and receive hundreds of cards, it was a huge part of our holiday celebration, but I don’t remember any handmade ones. I never had much time for cards when we were a younger couple because we both worked and had a houseful of kids and then by the time I had the time I was kind of out of the habit. I will try to find a few cards to send to older relatives and friends as I always have (but at my age, those are growing fewer).

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Sally! My parents used to get loads of cards when I was young, but I've never sent anything like as many. I do like making them though!

Lowcarb team member said...

Your cards look very nice.
I did get some the other week (prior to lockdown) I must start writing them soon ready for posting.

All the best Jan