Sometimes less really is more. In recent years (perhaps the moment I graduated college/started receiving a steady income) I reached the point where a simple, sincerely written, hand-made Christmas letter meant more to me than a gift card or check in the mail.
It speaks volumes to know that someone took the time to sit down and think about me for long enough time to compose a thoughtful letter. Even more-so when it’s handwritten! Because of this, I took a little time to write a nice Christmas letter to each member of my family this year to accompany their individual gifts.
Best part? Even when it’s last minute, you can still create something thoughtful. A thoughtful card makes even the most generic of gifts much more meaningful. See below for how to create a few very last minute and very inexpensive cards of your own!
You can see a few of the designs I quickly came up with in the image above. I started with 8×6″ sheets of white card stock that I folded in half to create the cards. I used a pencil to map out the lettering and patterns, then I wrote over the pencil marks with metallic permanent markers. I finished with hand-written notes on the inside of each card. Done!
A tiny bit of effort really can go a long way. Merry Christmas everyone!