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:
- 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!
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.
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.