Until the day that door-to-door mail delivery is phased out by Canada Post, my favourite thing about the Holidays will always be writing and receiving Christmas cards. However, every now and then I find myself unsure of exactly what to write…we’ve all been there! Staring at a card, so much blank space, there is already a generic message printed:
“Wishing you and yours a happy holiday & best wishes for a prosperous new year”
You wonder if simply signing your name below seem boring and unsentimental?…But what else is there to say to that work colleague or extended family member with whom you’re not particularly close with? I have the answer! Get crafty and create your own card this year! If you’re lost for words, look to good ol’ Shakespeare for a quote or a sonnet that’s sure to go a lot further than “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”
To help you get started, I’ve selected some quotes to include in your Do-It-Yourself Greeting Card below, as well as some crafty ideas that make an intelligent and festive impression. Have fun!
You can use any type of paper you have kicking around at home. Gift wrap, cardstock or even brown paper can be really effective. Accessorize your card with stamps, ribbons, yarn, bows, or even fabrics like felt or satin to give texture and add a really fancy look!
Recycling the front of an old card is trendy and environmentally friendly! Simply adhere the decorative front part to some cardstock and POOF! A brand new card!
And here are some interesting quotes by Shakespeare to include in your card!
At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
-Love’s Labours Lost (Act I, scene 1)
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
-All’s Well That Ends Well
If music be the food of love, play on.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
-Hamlet (Act I, scene 3)
It is a wise father that knows his own child.
-The Merchant of Venice (Act II, scene 2)
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
-Twelfth Night (Act III, scene 4)
And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
-As You Like It (Act II, scene 1)
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT SHAKESPEARE IN ACTION!