The slow pace

Xmas series: DIY Christmas cards

We’ve never sent Christmas cards as a couple. It’s weird because we’ve been together for almost thirteen years and married for almost three years now so it was about time, huh? Some weeks ago I decided that this year not only would we send pretty Christmas cards to our friends and family, but also we would make them ourselves! I’m not a very crafty person, that is why I went for the easiest way possible. I am very proud of the result so I thought it would be nice to share the process with you.

We bought some beautiful cards in a local printing house. I think it’s very important to look for a nice quality paper. Your cards would look way better! Then we got these lovely rubber stamps from Paper Poetry, a brand that I discovered not so long ago but has become my new obssesion. Since this cute set had several cross-stitch motifs, the possibilities were endless. So we just tried to be creative and had a great time creating our personalized Chistmas cards! We bought a lighter shade of ink, a soft grey that we thought would look nicer. But you can go crazy and choose glittery ink, be more traditional and choose the good old red or green… again, there are thousands of possibilities! The only piece of advice that I would give you is that you should stick to a colour palette. Finally we add some washi tape because nowadays you just can’t do crafts without washi tape. It’s mandatory. And it’s nice too.

And well, this is not rocket science. We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon trying designs and thinking which one would be best for each of our friends and family members, playing with the rubber stamps and the washi tape. If you decide to create your own custom Christmas card just try to have fun. They are not supposed to be perfect. They are hand made, charming and most of all, made with lots of love. Your friends would love them because you created them specially for them. Well, at least we hope our friends will love them! I will let you know! PS: You can follow us on BloglovinFacebookTwitter and Instagram. Looking forward to hearing from you! And we are on Pinterest too!