Creating a Christmas card for your husband is an inexpensive way to show your love during the holiday season. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself crafty, you can make a card that shows how you feel about him, according to the Making Greeting Cards website. You can use your own talents for illustration or paper cutting or you can use clip art from the computer, stamps, or stickers.
Things You'll Need
- 8-1/2-by-11-inch piece of card stock or heavy construction paper
- Computer (optional)
- Printer (optional)
- Stickers (optional)
- Stamps (optional)
- Photo (optional)
Select a 8-1/2-by-11-inch piece of card stock or heavy construction paper, preferably in a Christmas color such as red, green, or white. Fold it horizontally in half, then fold it in half again vertically. This will give you a card that is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.
Create a design on the front of your card with Christmas stickers or stamps, illustrations of a Christmas tree or fireplace with stockings, a holiday photo of the two of you together, or a clip art picture from your computer. Write on the front, "Merry Christmas to My Loving Husband," or a nickname that's special for the both of you.
Decide what you will write on the inside of your card. Write a poem or use an existing poem that reflects how you feel about your husband. You could write a loving note to thank him for the special things he does throughout the year and how you appreciate him at Christmas. You could also write a cute or catchy verse, such as how you'd rather kiss him than Santa Claus any day!
Type your verse on a word processing program, using a fancy font and maybe green or red ink. Print it, cut it out, and glue it into the inside of the card. You can also use a ruler and thin-tipped markers to write your special verse or poem. If your message is long, using a word processing program will make it easier to read and fit on the 4-1/4-by-5-1/2-inch card.
Decorate the inside of the card with simple Christmas stickers, stamps, or small illustrations such as hearts or gift boxes. Be careful not to take away from the verse, which is the most important part of the card.
Sign your name on the back of the card, where you would normally find the price of a store-bought card. Put a cute phrase such as, "Made specially for you by your loving wife" or "Made by my loving hands."
Tips & Warnings
- Use glue sticks or scrapbook adhesive tabs to secure any cut-out images to your card. These adhesives look neater than glue on a finished card.
- Save your scrap paper for another card. You never know when you might want to make your husband an anniversary card.
- Store markers horizontally, if possible.