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Friday, September 23, 2011

World Card Making Day - October 1st, 2011

One of the things I like about the arrival of Fall is the celebration of "World Card Making Day".  I try to participate every year in some way. And guess what, it's only 8 days away!  Before I tell you what I'm up to for this year's event, I thought I'd give you a little bit of history about World Card Making Day, that I found on Paper Crafts magazine blog:  

World Card Making Day hasn't been around that long, it  actually began in 2006 as "National Card Making Day".  Paper Crafts magazine who were the founders of this event did so in an effort to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year.

The first "World Card Making Day"event was held on October 7, 2006.   And, while the initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on. 

Celebrating its sixth year in 2011, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making community -- hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers -- to unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is at the heart of card making."

So what are you planning to do for World Card Making Day?
I'd love to hear your comments and plans.  Here's some suggestions I came up with if you're not sure how to participate:
  • make up some cards for the military still in Afganistan
  • make up some cards and donate to a Seniors or Nursing Home Facility, they can always use cards.
  • send a card to someone you've been thinking of but haven't been in touch with for a while
  • take a card class held by your local Stampin' Up! Demonstrator or attend a card class at a local papercrafting outlet
  • hold or join in a card swap and exchange your wonderful creations
  • participate in challenges on Paper Crafts Magazine site for World Card Making Day Prizes click here for link.  You could win $1000 in paper crafting prizes!!!! 
Whatever plans you make for World Card Making Day plan to enjoy the day and above all have fun!

My World Card Making Day Plans are:
I'm planning on making Christmas Cards for my 89 year old mother to send out to her special family and close friends.  Because mom is visually impaired and a bit shakey in the hand writing department, she's no longer able to do this yearly task, without being totally frustrated. 

To help mom stay connected with her friends and loved ones during the holiday season, I'll be making 20 cards .........probably 5 each of 4 designs for her to send.  Some will be gift cards too, so she can do her Christmas presents at the same time.

While I'm at it, I'll  also print off mailing labels and attach the stamps to the matching envelopes so they're ready to go.  Then, one raining afternoon during the next month or so I'll sit down with my mom and we'll listen to her favourite Charlotte Church Christmas tape and sip hot chocolate and I'll help her write her special notes in the cards. After the cards are finished she can just sit back and relax until December 1st, when they can be mailed.  I'm working on a clean and simple (CAS) design that can be duplicated and that she'll love, so come back and see what I've made on World Card Making Day - October 1st, 2011.



Debbie Martin said...

I'll be helping my Mom make her Christmas cards also. Aren't we great daughters?

Micki - Avenue of Art said...

I'll be checking back for what you come up with Penny. I know I'll be impressed...I always am! lol
Enjoy your day with your mom...it sounds like a neat idea. TFS Micki

Jean Addis said...

How sweet to help out with your wonderful talent. Congratulations on your blog hits!