Happy World Card Making Day (1 October)

Happy world card-making day! This is the one day of the year when you can let your creativity run wild and make as many cards as possible.

No matter your card-making style, there are endless possibilities when it comes to card-making. You can make cards for any occasion or just for fun. You can make simple cards or more elaborate ones. The sky is the limit!

Card-making is a great way to show someone how much you care. You can express your feelings in a way that words never could, and it’s a lot of fun too! So why not join us on this special day and make some cards? We guarantee you’ll have a blast!

Young woman making cards

Happy World Card Making Day 

1st October is the perfect day to get creative and make your cards. Whether you’re sending a message to a loved one or want to have some fun, card-making is a great way to show your personality and let your creativity shine. So why not try it today? You might surprise yourself!

Observing Card Making Day

There are plenty of ways to start card-making. If you’re a seasoned pro, why not try making card-making videos? Or organize a card-making party with a group of friends and teach them how to do it. 

Donate any extra cards to cards for Kindness or another charity. Or, if you’re new to card making, there are plenty of blank cards for you to start with. There are no limits to your card-making abilities, so go wild and send personalized cards to all of your loved ones on World Card-Making Day!

You can also create your cards using various computer programs and print them. It is entirely up to you whether you want to go the arts and crafts or graphic design route. What matters is that you took the time to make your card.

If you’ve made a handmade card that you’re particularly proud of, use the hashtag #WorldCardMakingDay to share it on social media. Whatever your experience level, we hope you enjoy participating in this special day. Most of all, we hope you have fun!

Interesting Facts About Greeting Cards

Greeting cards are an inescapable part of society. Sending out celebrations and holiday cards to family and friends is as natural as breathing for some people, including you. But these ubiquitous stationery pieces are more than just a way to send love and greetings. 

The greeting card industry is massive, diverse, and fascinating. Here are some interesting facts about greeting cards that most people are unaware of:

White House Greeting Cards

According to White House archives, President Calvin Coolidge sent the first official Christmas card from the White House in 1927. The White House steadily increases the number of cards sent each year. 

President Eisenhower sent more Christmas cards to ambassadors, members of Congress, and other foreign and local government officials than any other president in 1853. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama sent out millions of Christmas cards.

The Most Popular Holiday Greeting Cards

The most distributed seasonal greeting cards are for Christmas, followed by New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and Easter. Mother’s and Father’s Day are also popular times to give greeting cards. Thanks to Mother’s and Father’s Day cards, the greeting card industry sees a significant bump in sales in May and June.

The Predominance of Birthday Cards

Greeting cards generally come in two categories: everyday and seasonal. Birthday cards are the most popular everyday greeting card, accounting for more than half of all sales in that category. Every year, the average American receives at least one birthday card.

The Cost of Cards

Greeting cards sold in local drugstores or grocery stores are typically less than $5. Some of the most expensive greeting cards, made by Gilded Age Greetings, start at around $395. The most expensive cards from Gilded Age Greetings are silk and embroidered with real gold. The most expensive is $4,995.

The Calling Card

In the Victorian era, making gift cards were so popular that a criminal’s signature element was their ‘calling card.’

The First Greeting Cards

For centuries, humans have exchanged greetings, with the ancient Chinese and Egyptians trading messages thousands of years ago. Europeans started sending greetings for New Year’s and Valentine’s Day on woodcuts and paper by the 13th century. 

The custom lasted hundreds of years before taking off in the 1800s with the invention of the printing press and the postage stamp. After opening a shop in Boston in 1856, a German lithographer named Louis Prang brought the tradition to the United States.

The Dance Card

During the Victorian era, ladies used a ‘dance card’ to write the names of gentlemen they wanted to dance with.

The Greeting Cards Market

In the United States, greeting card sales are in the billions, with the Greeting Card Association estimating that Americans spend around $8 billion on more than 6 million cards each year. According to the association, greeting cards are an essential or nearly essential part of the lives of 70% of Americans.

Person holding Christmas cards

Reasons to Love World Card Making Day

Brings Happiness

Making cards for loved ones is about more than just the crafts. It is about the thought and care of creating something with your hands. The recipients of these cards feel the love and happiness that went into making them.

Helps to Bring People Together

World Card Making Day is an excellent platform for craft enthusiasts to get together and do what they enjoy. It is also not limited to craft enthusiasts; you can share the joy of card-making with anyone willing to have fun and who knows how to use scissors.

Aids in Holiday Preparation

World Card Making Day occurs in October, giving everyone a head start on their holiday card-making activities. You can complete all of your cards by the end of October!

Making Cards is Good for the Soul

The act of card-making is therapeutic. It can help relieve stress and anxiety and allow you to channel your creative side. Making cards is a great way to unwind after a long day or week.

Card Making is a Fun Activity for All Ages

Kids, adults, and seniors can all enjoy creating cards. It is a great way to bond with family and friends or to have some alone time. There are no card-making rules, so you can let your creativity run wild!

Card Making is a Great Way to Show Someone You Care

A handmade card is a thoughtful and cherished gesture. It shows your loved ones that you took the time to make something special just for them.

The History of World Card Making Day

Making handmade cards for loved ones to celebrate various holidays and special occasions is an art form that many people worldwide enjoy. As a result, it makes sense that card lovers created a special day to commemorate this. On 7 October 2006, “Paper Crafts” magazine inadvertently did just that.

Initially, the celebration was only for magazine subscribers. The day was a way to honor the art of card making and to give readers a chance to share their work online. It was so successful that “Paper Crafts” made the event open to everyone.

Two Peas was also a part of the history of World Card Making Day; they were in the first commemorative events. The origins of card-making go back to the Victorian era. They used to have cards that announced when someone was going to arrive. 

These cards were cold and emotionless, but that began to change as new printing techniques became available. They began producing more colorful cards, gradually altering their use. People started sending them to one another for various occasions.

This is how the card-making industry grew. Calling cards evolved into penny postcards, which evolved into modern-day gift cards. You can probably get a card for anything these days. 

There are business cards, greeting cards, IV cards, and other cards, and what better way to express yourself through cards than to make your own? Make them with the intended recipient, and you will steal their heart.

Card Making for Dummies

If you’re new to card making, the process can seem daunting. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.

A blank card is a great way to start your card-making journey. They are inexpensive and versatile, and you can use them for any occasion. You can also watch card-making videos for some inspiration.

Once you have your supplies, the sky is the limit! Get creative and have fun. There are no rules when it comes to card making. And remember, the best cards are usually the simplest ones. So don’t overthink it!

Fun and Exciting Ideas for Sharing Your Handmade Cards

Do you have some blank cards for card making and are unsure what to do with them? We have some great ideas! You can use them to make thank you cards, birthday card designs, or even just simple notes to let someone know you’re thinking of them.

Here are some ideas on how to use your new skills:

  • Make a card for every holiday and birthday – This is obvious, but if you make a card for every special occasion, you will quickly become known as the card-making queen or king!
  • Make thank-you cards – After you receive a gift, write a thank-you note on a pretty card and pop it in the mail. It’s a thoughtful gesture that the sender will appreciate.
  • Give cards to strangers – This may seem odd, but it’s a nice thing to do. If you see someone having a tough day, brighten their day with a handmade card. Trust us; it will make them feel better.
  • Make cards for your pets – Yes, your pets! They love you, so why not show them some love with a homemade card?
  • Make a card game – This is a great way to use spare cards. Get together with some friends and make a game out of it!
  • Decorate your home with cards – If you’re crafty, you can make fabulous pieces of art out of cards. Hang them on your walls or in your windows.

Mistakes to Avoid When Making Cards

World Card Making Day reminds us that the best gifts come from the heart, hands, and visions of those we care about, so get out there and try making your card! With technological advancements and the rise of the Internet, some no longer send greeting cards. Instead, they send email greeting cards. 

While nothing is wrong with this, no one can deny that receiving a beautiful card is much more pleasant. This is especially true if the other person goes into the trouble of making the card!

Here are some mistakes to avoid to ensure that your personalized, handmade card is the best it can be:

Using Offensive Language

While it may seem funny when you’re making the card, it may not be when it’s in your recipient’s living room, and their parents come over. It not only looks bad on you, but it also looks terrible on the person to whom you give it.

You never know who will see your card once it is out of your hands, and the last thing you want is for it to come back to you for introducing the F word into Little Timmy’s vocabulary. To keep it fun, keep it clean.

Incorrect Spelling

Nothing is more embarrassing than handing out a misspelled card. It will appear not very careful. This is especially true with names; if you’re giving someone a card, you probably know them well.

If you’re unsure how to spell a word or a name, look it up on Google or ask someone who knows the person well. Do not make assumptions and hope for the best. You don’t want to spend time creating a card only to find out that Claire is Clare!

Too Many Words

Another error people make when designing their cards is putting too many words on the front. You may have a lot to say to that person, and that is precisely what you should do: say it out loud.

Personalized cards are decorative gestures for brief but heartfelt greetings and well wishes. If you try to cram too much information on the front of the card, the font becomes smaller and more challenging to read, leaving your recipient perplexed and perplexed. Keep it short and sweet. You should save any lengthy declarations of love for the inside of the card.

Unfunny Jokes

Ensure that your personalized card does not cause confusion or bewilderment. Consider who will see your personalized card, and run your jokes by someone else to ensure they are as funny as you think. Otherwise, the moment may fall flat, and you will have to face an awkward situation.

Handmade Christmas cards

FAQS About World Card Making Day

What Materials Do I Need to Make Cards?

There are a few supplies that you will need for any card-making project: 

  • Black, white, and colored cardstock
  • Adhesive roller or liquid adhesive
  • Stamps and stamping ink
  • Acrylic blocks
  • Coloring supplies
  • Paper trimmer and scissors
  • Craft dies and die-cutting machine
  • Embellishments, such as lace, glitter, photos, and stickers
  • Cardstock, adhesive, stamps, and inks are examples of these.

How Do I Make a Card?

There are many ways that you can make a card. Some people like to use die cuts, while others prefer to hand-draw their images. You can also use pre-made embellishments, such as stickers or ribbons.

What are Some Card Making Tips?

Here are some tips for making great cards:

  1. Start with a basic design and build from there.
  2. Use exciting materials, such as lace, ribbon, or fabric.
  3. Add personal touches, such as photos or handwritten messages. Be creative with your die cuts and embellishments.
  4. Use a paper trimmer to create straight edges.
  5. Scoring your cardstock will give your cards a professional look.
  6. To add interest, use different textures of cardstock.
  7. Layer your embellishments to add dimension.
  8. Add a pop of color with ink or paint.
  9. Use a heat embossing tool to create raised images.

With so many card-making tips, the possibilities are endless! 


Cardmaking is a great way to show someone you care. By following the tips above, you can be sure that your loved ones will receive your cards with joy and not regret. So there you have it! These are just a few ideas for celebrating World Card Making Day. 

Get creative and have fun! And don’t forget to share your cards with us on social media using the hashtag #WorldCardMakingDay. We can’t wait to see what you create! Read our article and find out about National Read a Book Day.

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