Christmas is a celebration of love, giving, and happiness. People around the world have their own unique ways to celebrate it. Some visit places they have never been before, some volunteers for a charitable cause, or some simply stays at the comfort of their home and gather with their friends and family. But one thing that is very common is spreading the Christmas spirit through Christmas cards.
We are living in digitalized world where almost everything is possible with the help of technology – in just one click you will be able to send your Christmas greetings to someone. But nothing beats one of the oldest traditional way of doing that – Christmas cards. Christmas cards are very old yet very meaningful method to convey greetings and express wishes. Aside from the fact that it is very personal it also makes the person you’re giving it to feel extra special.
Make a personally made Christmas card with a help of a cricut machine that they will surely treasure for a long time.
A cricut is a machine that helps in making Christmas cards conveniently. It looks like a printer but do the job differently. Cricut uses a blade and rollers to cut out the designs you’d like to have on your card compared to a printer that prints your design on a paper.
Basically, you will be needing a design and the machine will do the job for you. You can make your own design but for your convenience, you can simply use the internet to look for premade patterns. There are also software that you can download on your computer to customize these designs for a more personal touch.
Check out some of the finest Christmas cards made using cricut machine:
This one tells a lot about the color of Christmas – red and gold.
Who says black and white is boring? You can also use plain colors to make it look more minimalist.
If you’re not sure which colors to use, just play with it just like this colorful one.
Show off their picture just like this one. You can also insert candid pictures to make it more fun.
The machine was masterfully engineered on how precise it cuts the materials. Therefore, if you are not sure on how to cut the patterns you get online, let this machine do the work for you. Aside from Christmas cards, this machine can also be used for the following project ideas:
- Paper pennants for a party
- A leather cuff bracelet
- Iron-on vinyl for t-shirts
- Paper gift boxes and tags
- Stencils for wood signs
- Vinyl quotes for coffee mugs
- Felt coasters
- Customized tote bags
- Monogrammed water bottles
- Paper flowers for bouquets
- Vinyl labels for your pantry
- Coloring pages
- Decals for model airplanes
Tips and Tricks:
- Choose a format
There are a variety of formats you can use. Think of a motif, will it be fully decorated by different art materials or will you be putting a lot of photos on the card itself? Just use your imagination to picture the card you want to make.
- Collect your materials
Now that you already have an idea of how your card will be like, it’s time to collect the materials you will be needing. It doesn’t have to be very expensive. You can check if there are any old materials that you can reuse.
- Use your creativity
Though you already have the ideal Christmas card, you might change some of the details later on while doing it so just be open and let your creativity be shown on the card itself.
- Allow cards to set
You might’ve used adhesives to glue some stuff so make sure to let your cards set overnight just to make sure everything is in its right places before giving or sending them to the post office.
- Write your greetings and wishes
If you want to it to be more personal I would highly recommend for you to hand write it. However, if you don’t have the neatest penmanship you can also print out your message though no matter how hideous your handwriting may be, it’s the thought that counts, right?
Christmas cards continue to stick around despite of all the technological advances. It’s one of the simplest gifts you can give on Christmas yet the sensation it generates to someone is incomparable.
Receiving a Christmas card makes you realize how much that person cares about you. With the time and effort they have exerted just to make that card is already priceless. Nevertheless, the most memorable gifts are those from the heart so make sure that you’re putting your heart into that card. Merry Christmas!