Making Christmas Cards in October

By MichelleD


Let it Snow... in October? That’s right. Here in the mountains of northern Idaho we have had two snows so far. That means it is time to make up some Christmas cards!


October is a fantastic time to make Christmas cards. We can get them all done and be ready to send them out in November or early December. To make Christmas cards, I use black ink, a calligraphy pen, and watercolor paper. Charcoal, pastels, watercolors, paint, crayons, stamps, glitter glue, or anything else crafty are also fun to use as well!




Christmas cards are a wonderful way to remind the people we love and care about that we are thinking of them and wishing them the very best. A simple sentence can make someone’s day. There’s something magical about being so far away and still able to tell a good friend, “I miss you." "You are awesome." "Keep your chin up.” A card is a hug made of paper and love.


My favorite part about making my own cards is that I can make them for any occasion, not just holidays. I have yet to find a Hallmark card for, “I’m thrilled you made it onto the volleyball team.” However, I can certainly write it all fancy, stick it in an envelope, and put a stamp on it.



I find my card envelopes on Amazon run for $10-$15 per pack of 100. The A7 size is perfect for cards that are 5” x 7”. Be sure and cut the cards a little smaller so they will fit in their envelopes.



Speaking of mailing things, did you know we can also make our own postcards? A postcard qualifying for First-Class Mail simply has to be a flat rectangle ranging between 3.5” x 5” and 4.25” x 6”. No envelope needed!

For those looking for something unique, I’ll be selling these cards at the upcoming Craft Fairs. Check out our Events Page to see where Cutoff Crafts will be in November of this year.

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