Mother’s Day is nearly here and as ever, the shops are full of the usual Mother’s Day cards – lots of pink, lots of sweet verses and lots of people questioning whether the card they’re about to buy is the same one they bought last year. And wondering whether Mum would notice anyway, surely she can’t remember the exact details of every pink, sweet-versed card she’s been given over the years?
If this is ringing true with you, maybe it’s time to take a different approach to telling your Mum how special she is this year, and make sure she gets a card that she’ll never forget (and neither will you).
Arts and crafts are well and truly making a comeback; when times are hard you stop saying ‘I could make that myself’ but buy it anyway, and you actually start making it yourself (or attempting to!) And with Littlewoods’ option to pay for your craft supplies weekly and interest free, it’s cost effective to stock up on all the basics!
Handmade cards are probably the easiest introduction to this new wave of DIY, as there doesn’t have to be any skill involved, other than cutting, sticking and folding, and you can really get as creative as you like. It can be as easy as using a pack that already contains everything you need, such as this Butterfly Card Making Kit – the most difficult part is thinking of your own message to write inside.
Or if you’re really looking to flex your creativity, start from scratch with a pack of coloured card – this textured scalloped edge card is especially pretty for Mother’s Day – and stick, paint and embellish to your hearts content. It doesn’t really matter what the finished product looks like, your Mum will love it just because it came from you.
Handmade cards are more than just cards, they become a keepsake and something that really shows you care for your loved ones. So get practising for Mother’s Day, you’ll have found your creative flair by Father’s Day and will be a pro by the time Christmas comes around!