Why do we exchange cards, anyway?
According to GreetingCard.org, the custom of sending greeting cards can be traced back to the ancient Chinese, who exchanged messages of good will to celebrate the New Year, and to the early Egyptians, who conveyed their greetings on papyrus scrolls.
Louis Prang, a German immigrant who started a small lithographic business near Boston in 1856, is generally credited with the start of the greeting card industry in America.
Why buy when you can DIY?
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It’s easy to turn your finished creations into homemade cards!
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I used these step-by-step instructions from She Knows to make the shirt.
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What DIY card ideas do you have using creative products from MindWare?