I always encourage my kids to make cards for their friends. Not only does it save a small fortune but also there is just something so special about the fact someone has taken the time to create something for you.
I have a very lovely brother in law whose birthday it was recently. We wanted to make him a unique card that he would love. He adores both nature and photography so with a little inspired thought we managed to combine the two.
One glorious afternoon my daughter and I gathered up flowers, stones and fruit from our garden and wrote out 40 in them.
This in itself was lots of fun. I find crafting form nature always is, it encourages you to look carefully at your surroundings and truly see the beauty of each flower, each stone, each stick.
We then took a simple photo and printed it out and simply glued it onto a plain card. That was it, so simple, yet really personal and actually a little work of art that just could not have been bought in a shop.
he loved our flower card.
You could actually make any age (or name) out of flowers and stones and really personalised any card. You culd even do them in advance using the same garden products just rearranged.