Saturday, July 30, 2016
Christmas 2016 GIft Two: Home Made Christmas Cards
So, this next gift is a gift for my mother-in-law.
My mother-in-law actually does quite a bit for me. She babysits for us when we really need one. She has given me food storage, permission to pick her raspberries, feeds my husband when he's working around her house and other things. Normally I give the grandparents pictures of the kids for Christmas, but this year I thought I'd try something a bit more personal.
So, enter some home made Christmas cards.
My mother-in-law has found that she loves to send cards to people the last four years or so, so I figured this would at least fall into one of her interest categories.
Now, if you aren't talented at art, you can still do this type of gift. Just go and plug in "Vintage Christmas Card Images" into your favorite search engine, find some you like, get a free photo program (I recommend Photoscape as it's the program I use and really like), crop your images down/resize them so they'll fit on a card and then cut out and paste. Easy Peazy!!!
I finished up the gift by including some envelopes I had from a print out card kit I had gotten a while back, wrapped a ribbon around the whole lot and then put a cute stamp for some cute envelope edging if she wants to make the cards fancier. And tadaaa! Another gift done.
Total time to make: Probably about five to six hours total between all the stages of drawing and coloring and everything.