Home-Made Christmas Cards

Before The Boy was born I used to spend hours looking for the perfect Christmas cards which would complement my chosen wrapping paper and the theme of the year. Then along came a perfect little being who looked incredibly cute dressed up in a Christmas costume, and he would be duely photographed and the image printed onto the front of personalised Christmas cards. This year he's going to be three and a half at Christmas and I just can't do it to him anymore; so in addition to traditional Hallmark cards, he's going to be making cards for family this year.

Here are some very simple cards that your pre-schooler can make within a few minutes.

You'll need:

  • red and green card blanks
  • blue card blanks
  • white paint
  • green felt
  • sequins and stars
  • bauble card blanks
  • glue
  • ribbon
  • felt pens

I'm not going to do a ste-by-step guide because the photos really show how self-explanatory the cards are!

One tip: start making them now because pre-schoolers are not known for their ability to sit down for a few hours and make cards, then write them!

'Counting Down To Christmas' is a craft bloggers link-up held each week in the eight weeks preceeding the big day itself. Each week we will be posting a different Christmas craft activity.

This week the co-hosts are Rainy Day Mum ~ Mummy Mummy Mum! ~ Life at the Zoo ~ Here Come the Girls ~ The Fairy and The Frog ~ Jennifer's Little World ~ Playful Learners ~ Making Boys Men

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  1. Johanna says

    The girls made Christmas cards a couple of years ago. We're more likely to make thank you cards – have you seen my facebook album 'art work'? It's from 2009. Eleri may not be smiling in the photos, but she was having lots of fun! Now they're a bit older, they have more autonomy in designing their cards. Then it was easier to just keep them all the same.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I'll go and have a goosey-gander now. I think that once they reach a certain age, they adore making cards like this and who am I to stop him?

  2. says

    So, 3.5 eh? Does that mean this is the last Christmas I can dress Bud up in a cute outfit? I'd better make the most of it then! These are great ideas. Really simple, I may borrow them for our toddler group.

  3. Galina says

    Lovely cards! Before my little man was born I used to do lots of papercrafts, was even on one of the design teams for one stamping company. But I haven't done any papercrafting since he was born, or maybe just a couple of quick cards. My arty blog has been left unloved for over two years.


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