Gift a card they’ll remember this Easter
Few things in life can bring a smile to someone’s face like a thoughtful, homemade card.
Make this activity extra special by inviting the grandkids to get involved. It’s a great activity to spend some time together and get creative, showing your appreciation for others while you’re at it, too!
Here’s five easy tips for creating a memorable Easter card for your family or friends.
- Think of a creative design, idea or character
While I’m sure they’ll love it if you give them a card that simply says ‘Happy Easter’, you can make this gift even more special – and personal – by coming up with a creative idea – like using your own or a child’s artwork, magazine cut-outs or a special photo.
Think of what the person you’re gifting the card to likes most about Easter, or what might make them laugh or smile, and go from there.
- Change the shape of the card
Make your card especially Easter-themed by changing the card’s shape to an Easter egg, bunny, or other Easter themed idea. All you’ll need is some scissors and an outline to trace. There are loads of tutorials available online to provide some inspiration.
This YouTube tutorial by EasyKidsCraft demonstrates how to make an Easter bunny, chick, and egg-shaped card.
- Go 3D
If you don’t want to spend your money, or are too tight for time to visit a crafts store, you can still get creative and add 3D elements using the things you have at home.
For example, save the colourful wrapping from your chocolate Easter eggs and glue it to your card. The wrapping can be used to fill in drawings of Easter eggs, giving them some texture and bringing them to life. Plus, it’s recycling!
- Write a personalised message
While writing a personalised message may seem obvious, you can make your message extra memorable by linking it to one of the creative elements you’ve added.
For example, if you added a child’s artwork from Step 1, you could write what you like about it, or how it makes you feel, or even draw your own version.
If you added a special photo instead, you could write a memory from the day it was taken, or how your relationship has evolved since.
Including a handwritten story or memory can really help show your appreciation for the person you’re gifting the card to, and is bound to put a smile on their face.
- Magnet the back of the card
Finally, stick a magnet to the back of the card so the recipient can leave it on their fridge, if they wish to. It’s a great way to allow the receiver to display the card and be reminded of your kind message every day.
If you’re going to add magnets, consider adding a positive message or quote to the front of the card, as the person might be seeing it on their fridge every day. Just a few kind words can go a long way!
For a simpler version, give the recipient some Blu-Tack so they can stick the card to their wall if desired.
That’s it! There are five easy ways to make the most memorable card this Easter.
If you decide to make one, we’d love to see it! You can send a photos of your Easter cards to firstname.lastname@example.org – keep an eye out on our Metlifecare Facebook page, as we’ll share any favourites there.
If you want to give something even more special this Easter, as well as a card, a gift can go a long way too. Check out these White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns and Rum Balls recipes to give a delicious edible treat this holiday season.
We wish you a very Happy Easter from the team at Metlifecare!