**Disclosure: As a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s I am being compensated for this post. However, all opinions are 100% mine.**
This holiday season I’m really trying my best to get my stuff together and prepare for the holidays to avoid any unnecessary stress. You see I have a really bad habit of procrastinating when it comes to certain holiday prep items, like Christmas cards. I also have a hard time deciding on gifts for a few people on my list every year too.
This year, I’m making a conscious effort to tackle these items first during my holiday prep. Instead of planning to order the perfect photo collage Christmas cards and then forgetting to actually do it. I’ve decided to make my own DIY Christmas cards this year. Thanks to Pinterest for giving me some much-needed inspiration! 🙂
The DIY Christmas cards were so easy to make that I wanted to share how I made my Christmas tree themed cards.
- Cardstock (or construction paper)
- Decorative Ribbon
- Star Foam Stickers
- “Merry Christmas” Stamp (optional)
- Ink Pad (optional)
- Fold cardstock in half.
- Cut decorative ribbon into strips of varying lengths for Christmas tree design.
- Glue strips of ribbon onto the front of your cardstock to create desired Christmas tree design.
- Add a star foam sticker to the top of your Christmas tree design.
- Press “Merry Christmas” stamp into the stamp pad and stamp the top of your card (optional).
- Smile! You just made a DIY Christmas Card.
The second thing that usually causes me to feel stressed is picking out the perfect gift for the people on my list. So, while I was running around town purchasing supplies for my DIY Christmas cards, I also stopped at McDonald’s and purchased a few Arch Cards for my teenage nephews. Sometimes it can be hard to think of gifts to buy for everyone on your Christmas list. That’s why I’m thankful for McDonald’s Arch Cards, they make a great gift for just about anyone.
You can purchase Arch Cards at McDonald’s in any whole dollar amount between $5 and $50. Plus, Arch Cards can also be purchased at Kroger, Walgreens, and Kohls. Also, once you purchase an Arch Card you can reload (add money) them at any McDonald’s or online. Easy, right?
The great thing about making your own Christmas cards is that you can also cut slits into your card to make a gift card holder without worrying about covering up any words from a store-bought card. This is exactly what I did for some of the cards that I made so I could easily insert Arch Cards into them.
I’m so happy that my holiday prep is off to a great start. Thanks to these easy DIY Christmas cards that I made and easy gift options like McDonald’s Arch Cards.