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How Cards Are Made

Have you ever wondered how greeting cards are made? Let's explore some of the many ways cards are created.

Many people get pleasure from creating their own cards. There are various types of paper one can use to make a card. There are also various types of ink, paint, accessories to attach, writing styles, cartoons, markers, and even crayons that one can use to make a card. Some people get very inventive when creating cards. Even feathers can be used to give a card that special touch. When making a card, it's really all about your own personal style and what you wish to convey to the recipient of the card.

There are those, of course, who pride themselves on making cards from their home computers. It's interesting how many types of paper you can buy to make a card. The graphics available for cards are of an astounding quantity and quality. Of a more personal interest are the photos you can imprint into your own card creations. This sort of card-making is especially fun during the holidays. It will give your cards that personal touch like no other and a warm memory for someone to add to their scrapbook or photo album.

Some artists enjoy printing on cards using calligraphy pens. It takes a special talent to produce quality work using a calligraphy pen. Such a card would convey thoughtfulness and care to the recipient. It would say how much the person wished to please by their time and effort put into making the card. It would involve much more than just what the card would say. It would also involve finding the right tools to make the card one of quality. Special paper is required for perfection in calligraphy, along with hours of practice, the right pens, and the special ink that must be used.
Children get much joy from creating cards. A loved one or friend would hold such a card dear to their heart. A simple piece of typing paper and a crayon can produce a wonderful work of simplistic art only possible through the eyes and hands of a child. Even more joy can be derived when children are allowed to delve into finger-paints or glue and accessories. Buttons, yarn, tiny wooden figures, magazine cut-outs, craft foam figures and alphabets, glitter, and even material can turn an ordinary piece of cardstock into a card of wonder!

Many people, however, still prefer the age-old choice of cards created enmasse by the seemingly endless card companies. These companies provide convenience. They save people time, effort, resources, and money. They have also, no doubt, saved many husbands, wives, in-laws, or even children from being put in the "dog house"! Unfortunately, some people just aren't good with words, emotions, or aren't artistically talented and are relieved that they can rely on the card companies. Some people may even be unable to write and can count on the card companies to produce just what they wish to say. Suppose you were inconvenienced with a broken arm? Buy a ready-made card and save the day!

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