World Cardmaking Day is a day to celebrate handmade card making!
"Keep Calm and Make A Card"
World Cardmaking Day was started by Paper Crafts magazine on October 7th, 2006 and was originally just for subscribers to their magazine. They were pleasantly surprised by the response of so many and it quickly became a holiday for all card makers from then on! Now it is celebrated every October, the first Saturday of the month.
It is a day dedicated to the making of hand made cards. A store bought card just doesn't have the same love and care behind it as a personally made, customised greeting card. When I make a special card for someone, every choice and element is made with the thought of that person in my mind. I love that part about card making
Celebrating this day can be done is so many ways. You can make a card just on your own, at your own craft desk. That can be satisfying, can't it?
If you would rather socialise and celebrate with special friends and food, why not invite people to an event at your own home? Crafty friends can bring their own tools and supplies to work on and share the day with you. Have a party! Like these penguins! I used the Confetti punch in the background. That sounds like a party punch to me
If you have few crafty friends or they live too far from you to come on over, look for special events organised and held by people like Stampin' Up! demonstrators near you. Many demonstrators hold special events like Stamp-A-Stacks on this holiday. A Stamp-A-Stack is when you get to make three or four cards of one design, and you may make 12 to 20 cards in a day. The demonstrator supplies all the makings and the design ideas. It's a great way to come away with a stack of cards for your stash.
This time of year is always a good time to get together some Christmas cards. Many Stamp-A-Stacks are based around a Christmas theme for that reason.
There are other holidays celebrated in different countries in October, however. You could make Thanksgiving or Hallowe'en cards, for example, or consider this list for making cards for friends from around the world:
Armed Forces Day: South Korea.
Goodwill Day: Namibia.
National Day: Botswana.
National Day: China.
The official reception and celebration are held in the Great Hall of the People while various kinds of performances and operas are shown at all theatres.
Unification Day: Cameroon.
United Nations Day: Barbados.
It is my wedding anniversary in October so I never have any trouble thinking of a card that I want to spend time on to make for our special day. Of course, there are also birthdays and weddings and all the events of our lives that happen in October, too!
However you celebrate and whatever you make, have a great day celebrating World Cardmaking Day. Let me know how you do it by leaving a comment below
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