I sometimes get caught up in wanting to make the perfect Christmas card - for each and every person on my list. It's just not possible, and I'm slowly and surely letting go of those self-expectations. (In fact, this year I went so far as to leave the designing to someone else and I couldn't be happier with that decision.) But if you find yourself wanting to spend an afternoon crafting, there's nothing easier than these scrap cards, which are one of the 25 ideas featured in the December issue of Family Circle.
For these particular cards, I cut scraps from cards I'd received in years past or stragglers that I never sent, and saved. But it's also a good way to use up scraps of gift wrap that are too nice to throw away. It's helpful to have a few tools, like a circle cutter or hole punch, if you plan to make a lot of circles. But you can do plenty with simple strips as well. It's an easy, eco-friendly way to send something handmade.
Note: I made my own cards here, using regular card stock, but stores like Michaels always carry sets of cards and envelopes and Paper Source is another good option for plain card sets.