Make Christmas Cards | Day 2 Creative Christmas Countdown

by Alissa Marquess on December 2, 2011

Day 2 Dilly Dali ArtHandmade Christmas cards are so sweet to receive, and Aleacia of Dilly Dali Art will really get you inspired! She’s even doing a link-up so we can see the cards other families create too!

Here’s the truth about me and Christmas cards: I feel fine about not having them done until we get the first one in the mail.  Then I kinda panic.  We got our first card yesterday. SO, let the panic card making begin!

Christmas Cards Day 2

Learn how to make six different artistic Christmas Cards!

Actually, as many readers know, I’m focusing on connection not perfection this year so here’s what I’m doing to avoid the panicking-about-Christmas-cards:

  • I finally made a document in Google docs with a list of people I’m giving gifts to, and an address list for cards.  Better late than never, right?
  • I’ve cut down the “card list” considerably.  Well, ok,  last year with a new baby I sent zero cards, and I’m not sending very many this year….
  • We’ll only be hand-making a few of ours as the kids have very limited patience if I do any pushing.
  • For the rest I’m be making a photo collage in Picasa (very easy to do) and printing that for a card.

No panicking, and I am totally excited about Aleacia’s ideas!

{ Find the entire Creative Christmas Countdown calendar with links to all activities so far HERE}

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Aleacia December 2, 2011 at 4:25 pm

Great ideas for connection not perfection! Laura from Art for Little Hands suggested that they would make Christmas cards for only the grandparents, I love that idea! and I bet the grandparents would love it too :)

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sarah in the woods December 2, 2011 at 4:27 pm

I love these because I think my kids could really do them. The branch one is my fave.

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Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum December 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Great advice about the computerised lists – I’ve been meaning to do this since our first christmas as a couple – 7 years later and still haven’t. I WILL do it this year

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