This idea was inspired by something a friend did last year, they have a tree by their door and with every photo card they get, each one is bunched with a hole, a ribbon goes through it and adorns that tree. So I thought, why can't our card include an ornament???
The ornament on the front of the card actually comes off - there is a photo of the kids on one side, and a lyric from one of my favorite Christmas Songs. (I've set a slide show to the song for friends and family to check out the rest of our year....)
Here is what I used to make the cards:
- Pre-made cards, purchased at Michael's, 50 of them for $6 using a 40% coupon
- Holiday scrapbook paper, cut into rectangles for the front and inside of the cards, then circles for the ornaments.
- Holiday messages printed on velim
- Glue Sticks
- Clear tape
- Photo of the kids, cut into circles
To assemble the ornaments, I paired up coordinating papers and glued the picture to one side and the message to the other.
Then I punched a hole in the top of the ornament and strung a ribbon through it.
Next, time to create the cards. Simply glue one of the rectangles of scrapbook paper onto the front of the card. I also glued a circle to the front of the cards that were more plain so that once the ornament was removed the card could still be enjoyed.
For the inside of the card, I glued in another piece of paper and then our holiday message.
Then a small hole through the front of the card, and then the ribbon from the ornament is threaded through and taped to the inside.
And you've got a Holiday Ornament Card