Lots of love, that is.
As much as possible, I try to enlist my children in making birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards, Father’s Day cards and the like for a variety of reasons. I don’t know if you’ve checked the price tags on store-bought cards lately, but some of the musical cards approach the price of a dozen roses. Despite the money matters, how much cooler is it to receive a home-made card, especially from a dear friend or grandchild? Now that’s a card that actually means something. Finally, card-making is a practical way to engage children in arts and crafts. My two boys are not much for coloring, cutting and designing. However, if someone’s birthday or a holiday is on the horizon, they will oblige me with making a card.
With that said, I am always on the lookout for great card-making ideas. FamilyFun has some of the best I’ve seen,and I’ve used many of their templates and instructions. Here are some of our favorites:
- We made this camera card for Granddaddy. It is adorable and very simple.
- We did the spot of tea card as a teacher gift.
- We made this bouquet card for Mother’s Day last year.
- The frog card made a cute birthday card.
- The boys have elected to make this crown card on several occasions.
Do you prefer homemade or store-bought cards? Do you have any fun card designs you’d like to share?