Greeting cards are in very high demand during Christmas
time purely because of the number of people wanting to wish each other a Merry
The number must run into millions worldwide. According to a survey, the highest number of greeting cards is sold
just before Christmas and the New Year celebrations.
No other occasion generates sales of greeting cards in such a huge number.
Christmas cards convey a lot of meaning to some people. Since it is literally impossible for
everyone to wish each other over phone or through personal meetings, sending greeting cards
are the preferred method.
The most common sentence in a Christmas card is "Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" but it is okay to be a bit more creative when you write your greeting
As you can see below I still prefer to paint my own Christmas cards but that fine if you have equipment and familiar
with drawing and painting.
However, even if you are not good in drawing, you can still create beautiful Christmas cards.
Cut out Christmas motifs from magazines, preferably colourful ones, and glue them together on a piece of
card (e.g. in several layers). It sounds simple, but you can really make very beautiful and creative cards in no time.
Have fun...Merry Christmas!!
Christmas is upon us again and whilst it may be easy to just run out the
market and grab a pre-made printed greeting card, making and/or painting your own
Christmas greeting cards can be a great way to show that you care and to give someone in your life something unique and special. Greeting cards are quite easy to
paint and can be personalized by adding your own personal message on the inside.
The Christmas card ideas should reflect
individuals attitude and likes, therefore they become more appealing to the recipients. It will be all the more good in preparing the cards, if you have an inclination towards painting and drawing
but isn't essential as you can paint them as simple or as detailed as your
These days, hand painted Christmas cards
have a personal touch which is preferred over and above the branded printed cards.
I think this is because people are beginning to recognize the efforts and hardship going into the making of the cards. So, your mind should be full of ideas for
hand painted Christmas cards if you are going to have a go at painting them
Above are some examples of some of my
ideas, feel free to copy them but do try to change some of the detail which
makes them your own.
Happy Painting and have a Merry
Note: You can view a bigger version of the handmade greetings cards by placing your mouse
curser on the image and click. A new window will open with the
bigger image. When finished viewing, just close the window and
come back here to view the other handmade greetings cards.
If you would like to know how to paint
a snow scene, make a greetings card or how to make a beautiful framed picture
form one of my watercolour greetings cards simply follow the Art and Craft links
on my Home Page.