The idea of sending out greeting cards on special occasions has stood the test of time even with the many advancements in technology that supersedes the need for paper-based communication. This could probably be due to the fact that greeting cards are collectibles and form a tangible memento of a special occasion. In many cases, people think nothing of ordering greeting cards from a store either a physical store or online but for others this is a labor of love. They like the idea of adding a personal touch when they are sending out wishes for a special occasion like a marriage anniversary, or a festival or a birthday or wishes for something that somebody is about to undertake.
Actually, when you look at the box of memories that each of us keeps hidden away due to sentimental reasons, you will see this will have definitely have some handmade cards. Many a times, you may have wanted to make a handmade greeting card to give to someone special but may have not done so due to lack of ideas. However, you should know that not only are these easy to make, they are also economical and tend to make the person who gets the card feel very special.
Handmade Greeting Card ideas
1. Make them theme based – for example Christmas cards should have elements of this occasion.
2. New year greeting cards can have related sayings.
3. Adding flowers for any occasion will make the greeting card more apt.
4. Elaborate calligraphy can turn any card into something special.
5. Reuse old cards and make them into new cards.
6. Add satin ribbons on corners, to make any greeting card rich looking.
7. Add touches of baby elements in delivery or pregnancy related greetings.
8. Small stars add a festive touch to any greeting card.
9. Ethnic motifs work very well in greeting cards.
10. Make ethereal cards out of starched lace.
11. Cut out a small window in the card to disclose part of the contents.
12. Add texture with nicely cut designs to make the card special.
13. Sticking multiple bits of glitter randomly also increase the charm of the greeting card.
14. Use rhinestones to make the greeting card extra special.
15. Glue on a symbol or attachment that you know the receiver feel special.
16. Spraying the greeting card with some special perfume also makes it special.
17. If you can paint, then it is a good idea for a greeting card.