Etiquette experts agree that the week after Thanksgiving or the first week of December are the best times for mailing Christmas cards — giving friends and family plenty of time to display and enjoy your thoughtful holiday greetings.
While I can’t say that I’m always that organized, I certainly do enjoy receiving cards — especially when they’re handmade.
I mean, who wouldn’t love opening this oh-so-trendy card with a three-dimensional effect? Just print out our attached templates to make assembling this card a snap:
What would the holidays be without a little snow? Send warm-climate friends and family an interactive holiday shaker card with a magical falling-snow effect:
Go retro with this colorful card that combines layers of patterned paper with an easy-to-create felt pennant:
A vintage clip art nativity scene and sheet music create this charming Christmas card:
Check out 9 more handmade holiday card ideas and tell us in the comments below, have we convinced you to craft your cards this year?
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