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How to Make Your Own Holiday Cards

Due to fast-paced, busy lifestyles, many people often opt for a quick email, e-card, or store-bought greeting card to express their thanks and celebrate life events. These convenient shortcuts to send holiday greetings have made homemade holiday cards 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. After all, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Zebra Pen 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 create beautiful and personal holiday cards.

Craft Paper

Head over to your local craft store and check out the selection of craft paper. There are always hundreds of designs and colors to choose from. Select some holiday-themed designs or stick to the basic holiday colors: reds, greens, whites, blues, golds, and silvers.

Layering

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.

 

The words "Merry Christmas" handlettered with a Zebra Metallic Brush Pen

Hand Lettering

For deep, rich color and varying line widths, check out Zebra’s Zensations Brush Pens, perfect for hand lettering. To add some shine to your hand lettering, try Zebra Metallic Brush Pens. They are available in 7 colors that are sure to help make your holiday cards pop.

Small Details

To tackle 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. They are available in 24 colors to make your holiday cards colorful and vibrant.

Stickers

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 Sarasa Clip Retractable Gel Pens. Available in 37 different colors, including metallic and milky shades, they’re equipped with quick drying gel ink and are the perfect tool for holiday card making.

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.

Find the best tools to add a personal touch to your holiday cards by visiting DIY Holiday Cards. For more great gifts to give the artist in your life, check out Give the Gift of Creativity.

8 Reasons to Write a Handwritten Letter

Who has time to write letters anymore? Like you have all the time in the world… right?

We know sitting down and taking the time to write a handwritten letter takes time, resources and energy. With any luck this list of reasons to write letters has inspired you to pick up a pen and surprise someone with a treat in their mailbox next week! Whether you’re sending a thank you card, a postcard, or a quick “thank you” letter, I promise you they’ll love it.

You’ll be glad you took the time.

To further motivate you; here are eight reasons to write a handwritten letter now, not later. It will become a lifelong treasure to the person lucky enough to receive it:

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