Magazine Monday – History of World Card Making Day!

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Courtney Smith

Have you ever wished you could create your own holiday? Perhaps declare June 17 as National No Laundry Day, or November 3 as Everyone Sleep In and Eat Brunch Day. Wouldn’t those be great?!  Well, five years ago, Paper Crafts did just that!

In October of 2006, World Card Making Day was born as National Card Making Day. It’s been five years, and since then, World Card Making Day has grown from a national holiday, into an international celebration!  We’re such proud parents!

World Card Making Day is held each year on the first Saturday of every October, and kicks-off the start of the holiday card-making season. It’s a day for the card-making community, all of us; hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers. We can unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card-making.

Read some fun facts about card-making below:

  • 1 in 6 households participate in making handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
  • Top occasions for card-making:
    • Birthdays
    • Winter Holidays
    • Thank You
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Mother’s Day

    Hmm. Do those categories sound familiar?

  • Card-makers use stamps and rub-ons more than anything else in their card design

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Courtney, it’s September. The first day of fall was Friday, and you want me to think Christmas?!” Yes! That’s exactly what I want you to do. Here’s some inspiration from our Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6 to get you in the holiday mood! Now, whip out those peppermint sticks, crank up the Christmas carols and hunker down with your crafting supplies!

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"Pastels Joyeux Noel Card" by Kalyn Kepner

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"Feliz Navidad" by Tiffany Johnson

There’s one more! Head over to the Moxie Fab World to check out a cute, Hawaiian inspired Christmas card by Creating Keepsakes Senior Editor, Kim Jackson!

Leave a comment telling me what holiday you would create if you could, and one lucky winner will win some goodies from the Fiesta collection by We R Memory Keepers used in Tiffany Johnson’s “Feliz Navidad Card” and a copy of Holiday Cards & More Vol. 6! Comments must be received by 5 PM MDT Tuesday evening.

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Happy crafting!

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P.S. Did you see any similarities between the cards featured? Check back with us for our second post for a fun adventure! Warning: Passport will be needed.

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174 Responses to Magazine Monday – History of World Card Making Day!

  1. Tammy Valley says:

    I agree with all those that said chocolate day :) Nothing is better than chocolate, especially dark chocolate! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. Mom’s day off day! Mother’s day is nice but I still end up cooking and cleaning.

  3. Helen LeBrett says:

    I’d make a world ” Eat Chocolate while you Make Cards and Sew day!!! What could be better :-D Everyone who gathered with you to celebrate would be happy as clams!!! And thanks for the chance to win some of that amazing Fiesta paper!!! If I don’t win I’ll have to go buy some: It looks WONDERFUL!!! Can’t wait for tomorrows fun, and everything you all have planned for us this week: THANKS!!!

  4. Scrapestas says:

    Girl Friends Spa Day

  5. Annabelle says:

    I would create a girlfriend day, all the girls get together while all the guys do the housework and kid watching and grocery shopping and errand running and….

  6. Hug a penguin day! Do you think if I created it then they would let me hug them?!

  7. Paulette S says:

    National Recess Day where no one has to work. My son used to say I was on recess because I didn’t work outside the home while he was at home, but I did work when he was a baby. So I tease him when he wants me to do something for him, which really isnt often. But I tell him not to bother me because I’m on recess.

  8. Keena says:

    Pretty sure a chocolate day would be great, but a chocolate and peanut butter day would be better!! :)

  9. indy says:

    I would create the holiday–Act Like a Kid Day! I think adults need to relax and remember what’s it’s like to play Hide -n- Seek, swing on the monkey bars, jump rope, and find the child within.

  10. Linda S says:

    I think I would like to see a “Light Up with a Smile Day”….think of all the happiness that would be passed around!

  11. Nikki C says:

    Oh I’d love a Chocolate day for sure one more reason to enjoy it :)

  12. Lori poffenroth says:

    I think a Get To Know Your Neighbors Day would be fun. Bake a pie or a cake and pick a neighbor you don’t know to deliver it to. It could be the start of closer communities.

  13. Pamela says:

    All that lace on the Joyeux Noel card is just my style! Thanks for the inspiration.

    I think I would create “share a little of yourself Day”. That way people that made cards could send cards, those who like to talk on the phone could call someone or visit someone, or you could share yourself in many other ways like helping out with some charity….

  14. Shauna says:

    I would create Crazy Grandma Day where you wouldn’t just have fun with the grandkids, but CRAZY fun!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Shari says:

    How about a VEGETABLE holiday? (Just came from the farmer’s market) What a GREAT place to visit – and dream of roasted root veggies and other buttered steamed veggies. Think I’ll make a card for that.

  16. Suzeyq says:

    I think National Play Day would be fun, where no one is allowed to work at all that day. Take time to renew and rejuvenate!

  17. I’d create a “Smile At Everyone You See” Day! Nothing but smiles all day long – how cool would that be?!!! These cards are gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

  18. Ria Johnson says:

    I would create a Donut Eating Day… All Things Donuts. I love Donuts and they are certainly my favorite food. Hahahahahaha.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. Dana says:

    Pot Luck Day or Everybody Eat Day !!! Everywhere people bring in food to office, set up tables at banks, hospitals anywhere everywhere and eat, drink and be merry. From the very rich to the very poor on that day. The diffrence between this day and Thanksgiving is that on that TG everyone’s with family, but on Pot Luck Day you gotta go to work and take something and share.

  20. My family already celebrates this one – pajama day! It is not a set date on the calendar, but always happens in late winter when the gray skies of the northwest are getting us down. My daughters and I plan a day of snacks and movies and remain in our jammies all day long. Now that my girls are older, we have moved away from animated films into more adult girl movies – think anything by Nicholas Sparks or Hallmark films.

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