Day 43 of the 365-Day Creativity Challenge

day 43/ 365-Day Creativity Challenge/ CollectiviteaToday’s prompt is to design and make a card using materials you already have available. This is a time of the year when we are getting ready to exchange cards for Christmas or the New Year. Back when I was in middle and high school, I loved this time of the year because it would mean a flurry of cards would arrive for my Dad from different parts of the world. Remember this was the pre-internet era and so all the cards came by actual physical mail. Some of them were from friends, others from business colleagues, and he would bring each one of them back and give it to me to add to my collection. It was always fun opening the mail and finding a Unicef card showing smiling children, or showcasing the cherry blossoms in Japan or photographs from Norway or Finland, I saved all the cards and would repurpose them for my journal or cut them to make audio cassette covers/jackets for  all my mix tapes (this was the 80’s). It’s the one thing that makes me nostalgic for those times! For Day 43, let’s make a handmade card (or is it lets hand-make a card?!). Choose who the recipient of your card is going to be- you or another loved one. Decorate your card and write a note inside describing what the card is for. Is it to wish Season’s Greetings? Or a note of appreciation? Or just to say Hello? I love receiving cards, and thanks to my young nieces am the recipient of many enthusiastically drawn and colored cards. I am sure the person who is receiving your card will love it too!

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