Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Brief History of DIY Cards

What makes a card so special? At the end of the day, isn’t it just a piece of paper with some decorations and doodles on it? On the surface, it may seem insignificant, yet we all love it when we’re the recipient of one. Cards are a gift — the ultimate way to express your feelings in a thoughtful way. And with Oct. 5 being World Card Making Day, we thought we’d offer a brief rundown of the history of card giving and then provide some fun DIY card ideas! Let’s get to it!

The history of card making can be traced back to the Victorian era. The Victorian calling card began as simple cards that announced someone’s arrival. There were no decorations and no emotional messages inside — not exactly something that comes from the heart.

But with the advent of new printing technology, things began to change. Cards became more vibrant and decorative and more and more people began to send them for different occasions – an entire industry was born! Eventually, calling cards turned into penny postcards, which became the modern day greeting card.

Nowadays, cards are used in all sorts of ways for all sorts of occasions: greeting cards, business cards, RSVPs, etc. Despite hundreds of years of technological achievement and advancement, we still rely on good ol’ paper and pen to get a message across. In the past, people were limited by the technology available to them, but now, we’re only limited by our own imagination!

Does your imagination need a push in the right direction? Check out these recent card posts from our blog to get inspired!

Create Simple, Yet Stunning DIY Cards for Any Occasion!

Who says you need a special occasion to send someone a card? With the right papers and a little bit of creativity, you can create a card that’s appropriate for any event, celebration or occasion! Want to see an example? Blog contributor Noreen recently took on the challenge of coming up with some DIY card ideas that are as versatile as they are striking — check them out!

Create Two-for-One Projects: DIY Autumn Cards (Part Two)

Nobody wants to be wasteful when scrapbooking! If you can find any extra way to get the most bang for your buck, you’re probably going to do it! This blog post shows you how to take the leftover paper from the borders you created in this blog post and turn them into beautiful DIY autumn cards! Take a look at how you can reuse and re-imagine these papers!

Send Pops of Personality with these DIY Rainbow Card Ideas

Let’s be honest, there’s a time and place for a plain, simple card. But for those other times and other places, we want the sentiment with the style! There’s nothing like a fun, spunky card that showcases the thought and effort that went into making it. Taking your creativity to the top is easy with the happy hues of the Rainbow Rush collection! It’s the perfect place to start as you make your DIY rainbow card ideas a reality and send pops of personality and pizzazz to friends and family!

Card Sketches

Looking for more card ideas? Visit the Card Ideas category on the blog to find a plethora of ideas you can bring to life this World Card Making Day!

Which one of these cards do you like the most? How will you be celebrating World Card Making Day? Let us know in the comments below!

One thought on “Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Brief History of DIY Cards

  1. On Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at 7:01 AM Creative Memories Blog wrote:

    > Creative Memories posted: ” What makes a card so special? At the end of > the day, isn’t it just a piece of paper with some decorations and doodles > on it? On the surface, it may seem insignificant, yet we all love it when > we’re the recipient of one. Cards are a gift — the ultimate wa” >

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