I’m the type of person who, instead of buying a card, would rather spend the additional money on the gift. That being said, when I do send cards, I make my own. I design Christmas cards every year and special cards for special events.
Of course the best cards are the ones made by your own children. Nothing beats a childish scrawl that says “I love you Mommy”!
If you want to send something really personal, make your own Valentine’s Day cards—write your own Love Letters.
I do mosaic pieces with old book or magazine pages. The ideas are limitless with a little paper, glue and a copy machine.
For Love According to Webster I enlarged the definition of love I found in a dictionary, cut card stock to fit and glued it to the front. With a red pen, I quoted Elizabeth Barrett Browning “How do I love thee…?”
For Let Me Tell You the Ways I used the same dictionary definition, just enlarged it a couple more times and cut individual words out. Glue them in a particular order or randomly. Choose words that are appropriate for the person receiving the card. A little glue stick on red card stock and you has an original work of art!