Card Lovers & Card Haters
I'm a hater.
I should clarify a bit...
It's not that I hate the actual card (I love notes and letters). I hate that cards are $5 and people will just put your name on the inside at the top of like 3 paragraphs of typed writing.
Like they wrote the whole thing.
If you're just going to use the thing as a to/from note, save the $5... or better yet, get me 5 things from The Dollar Tree instead.
Two lines written from the heart on a piece of computer paper mean more to me that two pages of prose on an embossed store bought card.
(stepping off soapbox)
Here are two very easy ways to make your own cards. i.e. you don't need 3 hours and $100 worth of scrapbooking supplies to to it!
1. Repurpose an old book...
Board books go through a lot! When they are on their last leg use a razor blade to cut off all the pages.
Write a message on the front of the page and you have an awesome card for kids. Use a piece of coordinating scrapbook or construction paper to cover the back... or don't. There might be another cute picture or fun poem that just adds to the charm.
Noah loved his 1st Birthday "card" from us...
2. Old calender into cards...
Have you seen those daily scrapbook calendars? Or the quote a day calenders?
You know the ones. (growing up we were huge fans of The Far Side daily calenders!!)
Get one of those when they go on super sale (February/March), cut around the picture or cartoon then glue stick onto colored card stock. Fold a bigger piece to make a card or just do one layer for a fun note.
(Even though it looks like the cards pictured below have added borders or layers, they don't! These are cut straight from an old scrapbook calender. For a few we used fun scissors around the edges. My favorite is Deckle.)
(This picture will be funny to Iris when she gets this thank you note from Eli.)