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Frugal Friday Tip…

by Kelly Crawford
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Save money making your own greeting cards….
Have you ever estimated how much you spend on greeting cards? It may not be astronomical, but greeting cards are not cheap! And usually, we just grab one, because we need one quickly, and don’t bother to calculate the cost.
You can make a card for a few cents. And better than that, people LOVE homemade cards, (and they make you look so industrious 🙂 ! Over the course of a year, you could save several hundred dollars!
Don’t panic–you don’t have to be that crafty to make cards. Here are a few ideas to get your juices flowing:

  • Pressed flowers…these are the easiest, cheapest and prettiest things to use on your homemade cards. Now is a great time (if you have black-eyed susans in your area, or other wild flowers) to pick flowers, stick them between the pages of a heavy book (between tissue paper), and press for use a few weeks later. Ferns in the summer make good pressed decorations as well. Be creative!

  • Lightbulb packages (with the ribbed back) make great adornments! Just tear or cut a small square or rectangle of the package, glue on the front of a notecard (or cut a card out of cardstock), and then glue a dried flower over the ribbed piece!

  • Glue leaves on your cards. Even once they die on the card, they usually look really neat!

  • Punch holes in the top or sides of the card and tie a raffia bow.

  • Buttons make cute decorations.

  • Look around the house…and think outside the box!

For more frugal tips, check out Biblical Womanhood.

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Peggie November 2, 2007 - 11:37 pm

I like your ideas with the flowers and leaves. I want to try to make some, but never get to it.


Mrs. Anna T November 3, 2007 - 12:52 pm

Excellent tips. People love homemade cards and gifts.


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