How-to Make Your Own Holiday Cards!

In a fast paced and busy life, many people opt for a quick email, e-card, or greeting card to express thanks and celebrate life events. These convenient shortcuts to send holiday greetings has made homemade holiday cards become less and less popular.

However, there’s a sense of joy and warmth that comes from giving, as well as receiving a personal, handmade card from someone you love. Making your own holiday cards is a great way to show your deep appreciation for friends and family this holiday season. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Zebra’s Zensations line has some great products to bring out your inner artist while creating your own holiday cards.

Here are some tips to inspire and help you make this holiday season the best one yet!

Craft Paper
Check out the craft paper we carry (our favorite is Astrobrights) and choose from tons of colors or stick to the basic holiday colors: reds, greens, blues, whites, browns, golds, and silvers!

Layer your craft paper with the edges showing beneath to give your card the look of having a trim or border. Use a piece of patterned paper beneath a solid sheet for a clean and elegant, multi-dimensional look.

Hand Lettering
For deep, rich color and varying line widths, check out Zebra’s Zensations Brush Pens, perfect for hand lettering! For smaller, more detailed fonts, try Zebra’s Sarasa Fineliners for the performance of a fine tip pen but ink lay down of a marker, Fineliners are the perfect tool to write your holiday message! Fineliners are available in 24 colors to make your holiday cards colorful and vibrant.

If drawing just isn’t your thing, stickers are a quick and easy way to spruce up your holiday card! Stickers with holiday greetings, characters, and more are a simple way to embellish a homemade card.

Simply Stylish
It’s okay to keep the drawings simple and instead, use your thoughts to fill your holiday cards with love! A quick snowman drawing, or Christmas tree doodle could work wonderfully. Go for simple style or go for intricate drawings with Zebra’s Zensations Colored Pencils. These pencils are refillable, and available in 24 rich colors. Talk about the “gift the keeps on giving!”

The most important part of any holiday card is the message behind it. No matter your style or artistic ability, your loved ones are sure to appreciate your handmade cards.