Thursday, 28 November 2013

Making Christmas Cards


I love Christmas, it is my most favourite time of the year and so when I had the boys I was so excited to have the excuse to get creative and make our own decorations, tree ornaments and cards. Today we have been making cards for Thomas' teachers. 

I prefer to make our own as then they are more personal and plus it means that you have something to do to make it even more festive. Bang on the Christmas tunes and get decorating a card with a Christmas theme.

We started off with some plain white card and then bought some accessories from craft shops and cut from old Christmas cards. It's amazing what you can make from old cuttings and a bit of glitter.


Thomas has 3 teachers, 2 women and 1 man and so we got to work trying to figure out what to put on each of the the cards, which would suit each teacher best and then just covering them in things until they were bright, shiny and just like Christmas itself. Fun cards made by a 4 year old!

As always, if you are cutting etc then make sure an adult does this bit or use safety scissors under adult supervision. 

And there you have it, simple home made cards for Thomas' teachers. The perfect extra little pressie and a personal touch too.


24 comments:

  1. I love christmas too especialy doing all of the funcrafts with my little ones. These cards look great too :) Super creative xx

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  2. As you say it is nice to gradually get into the festive season, Christmas songs etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. Love making my own Xmas cards. Thanks for some fab ideas x

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  4. I always save our christmas cards to cut out for the following years christmas crafts - great recycling and the children love it!

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  5. I have been having a go at making cards with my daughter. She is way better at it than me.

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  6. Have done this for many years, a great way to keep the excitement contained in the run up to Christmas

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  7. Cool Cards. Not many people send out cards these days...I do.
    I found your site though twitter as I visit new blogs end of each month.

    Hope you fine the time to stop in for a cup of coffee

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  8. I used to love making Christmas cards I actually really miss it now you have posted this - maybe I should try and dig those bits out x

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  9. Entertaining and practical activity.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. I love making cards especially at xmas!

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  11. Great ideas! Your cards look fab, thank you :)

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  12. Can't wait til mine are old enough to do this :) x

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  13. Thats a great idea! It means much more than standard ones

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  14. I love making cards for christmas makes them so special

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  15. This is a good Idea especially when you can use a personal touch and it will be great way to get into the Christmas spirit I am going out to buy some arts and crafts tomorrow to do some cards for family,Teachers and friends it,s a great way to spend quality time with your children. :)

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  16. What a great idea I think home made are always better x

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  17. Homemade Christmas cards, usually the kids make, are always the best. Everyone appreciates them more.

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  18. I love making cards so much more personal.

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  19. My 2 daughters made Christmas cards one year, everyone loved them

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  20. I love receiving cards and there is something really special receiving cards that have been made by children. There is something that is just much more christmassy in the images used and something made from the heart is so much closer to the spirit of Christmas

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  21. Lovely cards, well done to your son.

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  22. they look great, we have been making a few for family members the last few days, always nicer to have a handmade card

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