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It seems that every country has their fair share of holidays, and the US is certainly no exception. And though most Americans either observe them in some way, or at least recognize them and maybe get a day off work, few of them result in buying greeting cards. For the great majority of Americans, greeting cards for holidays are pretty much restricted to Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day, Father's and Mother's Day, a few for kids on Easter, and a few on New Years.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
Not to say that every American buys greeting cards for all or any of those occasions, but most do for at least two or three of the holidays, usually Christmas, Valentines, and Father's and Mother's Day. Regardless of who does what and when, lots of greeting cards are sold for holidays, and it will greatly behoove you to know how to custom make your own, if you send any at all. It's fun, doesn't take much time, very easy to do, and when you go online and custom make your own holiday greeting cards they will be fabulous.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
To get started, you simply need to know which holidays you want to make your cards for, and if' you're going to make some of them photo cards you'll need a digital picture transferred to your computer for easy uploading to your photo card templates.
Once you're ready, just go online to a web site that has the kind of holiday card designs that you like (and in your price range), as well as the kind of features and options for customizing and personalizing your cards to get them exactly the way you want them. As you go through each step in making your greeting cards for holidays, you will be picking out the card designs you like best, the colors, your favorite messages (that you can change to fit your needs), the fonts you want them printed in, and you can even add your picture or some themed graphics and artwork, if you feel it adds to the overall look.
It's a fast and easy process that's simply a matter of you pointing and clicking until your cards are completed to your total satisfaction. The systematic way you choose every aspect of your cards results in a totally customized card that is finely crafted to your exact specifications. The last step allows you to see your cards in full view. If you aren't thrilled with what you see, make the tweaks necessary until you are.