Gosh, time sure flies. Just when I was done putting together end-of-year gift bags for Boy’s teachers, along comes the Holidays. I am not complaining, mind you. I will take any chance to appreciate the efforts of those lovely ladies and a gentleman who joined his school this year. It came as such a shock to Boy that men teach at schools and act as care-givers. Ha! And hats off to the young man for putting up with a room full of rambunctious 4 year olds.
This has now put me in a quandary, meaning I am stumped over what to get him. Anything remotely girly like lotions or flowery-scented soaps are of the equation. So are the other usual cheesy things that generally put ladies in a tizzy. I am thinking more along the lines of a gift card for now. We’ll see.
But everyone gets a Christmas/Holiday card. That too, handmade ones. Boy and I couldn’t wait to get started on them. And since last time was a mad rush, I planned to prepare well in advance this time.
We had a few
awful amazing days of so-cold-that-I-cannot-feel-my-nose-when-I-go-outside-so-I’ll rather-stay-inside kind of weather around Thanksgiving. So we made some cute Christmas cards. I gathered inspiration for some from Pinterest (of course) and some were born out of our own imagination.
What do you put on a Christmas greeting? Christmas tree, snowman, reindeer and Santa. We made all of them, except Santa, because I am really bad at drawing. A tree is perfectly triangular, snowmen are nothing but circles stacked together. But Santa’s beard stumps me. So, no Santa cards for now!
The cards are nothing fancy. I did use nice quality thick, white paper. I decided on some simple designs, where Boy could just stick on some pom-poms or paper cutouts, sign his name and call it a day. I let him get all creative with grandpa-grandma’s card, but forgot to take a picture of it. Boo.
Now, sit back and relax. I have 8 of these cuties lined up for you! And you can let us know your favorite in the comments.
1. POM-POMS CHRISTMAS TREE CARD
2. DOTTY THE SNOWMAN CARD
Boy used his new dot markers for this.
3. A SIMPLE SNOWMAN CARD
4. RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER CARD
I was inspired by this card I pinned.
Here is our version.
5. CAR HAULING A CHRISTMAS TREE CARD
This has to be the cutest one of the lot. Boy was really excited when I showed him this picture. Of course, the fact that it had a car sold him on it!
The above card is made with felt, but we used craft paper and look how cute it turned out.
6. POM-POMS ORNAMENT GARLAND CARD
7. CHRISTMAS TREES AND BUNTING/LIGHTS CARD
I adore this card with trees and paper bunting between them. Simple and elegant.
Now for our version. Looks like a string of multicolored lights is hanging between the trees.
8. A SIMPLE CHRISTMAS TREE CARD
So, which is your favorite? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments!
On a completely different note, raise your hands if you are attempting this little winter scene craft.
Even if you haven’t come across it yet, it made you smile, didn’t it? So adorable!!
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