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Get creative: Make your own cards

Kidsday reporter Ruby Mattes illustrates her own cards.

Kidsday reporter Ruby Mattes illustrates her own cards. Credit: Jennifer Mattes

Year after year I sit down at my kitchen table and make illustrations on a folded piece of paper. This folded piece of paper transforms into a card and is mailed to whomever the card was made for. Making these cards is a lot of fun, and I’m pretty sure that soon you will see why.

Creating your own cards is a one-way ticket to imagination town. Making your own illustrations allows you to be as creative and imaginative as you want! Plus, instead of adding a sentence or two to a pre-made message, you can make your own. From colorful hearts to pirates and princesses, I’m sure that you will come up with something great!

Let’s say you’re making a birthday card. If you’re making the card from scratch, you know what the birthday child or adult likes, and you can illustrate it. A store-bought card won’t always have exactly what the person likes. Homemade birthday cards can be made into something as special and unique as the person you are making them for.

So next time you have to send a card, why not make it from scratch?


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