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DIY cards for everyday hellos


I blame my semi-serious hoarding on my mom. In our house, we could never throw anything away if it could be re-used or re-purposed. This is why I can’t bear to throw away old calendars with pretty designs or pictures. At a recent Borders closing sale, I snagged this box of patterned, blank cards for a heckuva deal and decided to decorate them by making use of an old letterpress calendar I had lying around.

All you need to get started are blank cards, an old calendar, scissors, glue, and a good latte. Because a good latte makes everything better.
First, cut out the shapes or pictures you like from the calendar.
Add a little bit of glue. (I love Elmer’s because it totally reminds me of elementary school).
Glue your shapes onto the front of your cards. You’re all set to remind someone of the joys of snail mail!
p.s. Alan’s grandma and I send each other notes through the mail — it’s always lots of fun to get something in the mailbox that’s not a bill 🙂

Last modified: January 10, 2019