WORLD CARD MAKING DAY
Every year on the first Saturday in October, World Card Making Day encourages people to get creative and make a card for their loved ones. It’s also a day to get together with other card makers and share ideas.
The popularity of the internet has caused many people to do things digitally rather than by hand. For instance, writing letters has been replaced by e-mail and text. Some people even prefer to send a birthday wish or holiday greeting via text or social media. But not everyone has gone digital. In fact, DIY projects continue to grow in popularity. This includes DIY greeting cards. People who make their own cards love that they can personalize them for the receiver. This makes the one who receives the card appreciate it more than a store-bought card.
If you’re hoping to join the card making fun, here are some supplies that will help you get started:
- Black, white, and colored cardstock
- Adhesive roller or liquid adhesive
- Stamps and stamping ink
- Acrylic blocks
- Coloring supplies
- Paper trimmer and scissors
- Craft dies and die cutting machine
- Embellishments, such as lace, glitter, photos, and stickers
While your first few cards may not be perfect, keep trying. The more you work at it, the better you’ll become. If you need help making cards, ask a friend or watch an online tutorial. If you love making cards and don’t have anyone to give them to, there are places you can donate them. You could also choose to turn your love of handmade cards into a business.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldCardMakingDay
The best way to observe this day is to make your own card. Get together with a group of friends and have a card making party. If you’re skilled at making cards, teach others how to make their own. Use your extra cards to donate to Cards for Kindness or another charity. If you’ve made a handmade card you’re particularly proud of, share it on social media with #WorldCardMakingDay.
WORLD CARD MAKING DAY HISTORY
Paper Craft magazine began World Card Making Day in 2006. They created the day in October to encourage their magazine subscribers to get ahead of the holiday season. The day was so popular that it became an annual event for card makers all across the globe.
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