Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator
Times and technologies are changing. Personal correspondence by snail mail seems almost a lost art, but holidays continue to be the exception to the rule. The Christmas season keeps postal workers busy as the nation carries out the beloved tradition of sending cards and gifts.
Since many recipients display cards as part of their holiday décor, let your creativity and personality show by making your own Christmas cards this year.
If you feel you’re running low on time and inspiration, here are some practical tips to get you started:
If you had fun with this and want to take your card-making game to the next level, visit the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts next summer and sign up for a card-making class. You can learn techniques such as stamping, iris-folding, quilling and more.
You can also find creative inspiration in classes that aren’t geared toward card making, but whose skills may translate just as well. Even a writing or poetry class can help you find new ways to express your holiday sentiments. Check out the Rhein Center’s online catalog of art classes in early June, and see what appeals to you.
How do you like to personalize your holiday greetings? Share your art with us on Facebook or Instagram by tagging @lakesideohio in your post.