It’s a packaged world! Everything comes wrapped in plastic or paper and ready to use. Just open the box or tear away the wrapping and you are ready to go. How convenient, isn’t it? The products we use are made by machines or manufactured through a process. As technology grows even robots might take over, ah! What is that the world is getting devoured off? It’s the “Emotions”.
Hand it over
Oh, come on now cheer up! It is not so bad after all. People are still living and they express too, and in little surprising ways. It is quite often difficult to express your sentiments by speaking out or spelling out your emotions so we need something to bridge the gap. Whether it is a birthday, an anniversary or wishing someone “Get well soon”, greeting cards are the perfect aid to do so.
Opening it up
While a variety of greeting cards are available in the market, beautifully designed, humorous, some nasty, there is a sense of the spiritless packaged world. I wonder if present day greeting cards really deliver the message that is intended. It might have become the norm. I also wonder what kind of attention span and most importantly retention is there for the reader. I fell it is like someone else is trying to communicate your feelings on your behalf, while you simply sign your name at the end. Doesn’t connect!
The surprise inside
Motivators say “Put some soul in it!” So that is the idea. Make your emotions count. Be it love, appreciation or good wishes. How can we do that? is the next question. Creativity has no bounds, while you just need to look around. Put your mind to think and your hands to work. The best way forward for this task is the Hand-made greeting card.
You have a variety of accessories available at your disposal that can be crafted creatively to make a masterpiece.
Most common items that you need are:
- Paper or cardboard sheets in different colors
- Colors – Pencils, crayons, markers, paints
- Cut and Paste Material – Scissors, cutters, transparent tape, glue
- Embellishments – Decoration tape, design strips, cords, laces, buttons
You can recycle material, use dormant items sitting idle in the home storage and anything usable. You can even buy yourself a 3-D pen and make something creative out of it, perhaps a 3-D bird sticking out of your card and expressing “I Love you!” Making handmade greeting cards is fun and adds real value for the sentiments that you are now preparing to express.
Emotions running high
What a wonderful feeling, when you present your work of art, bustling with bright colors, patterns, styles, and creative design. The card will do the talking for itself with your emotions attached at every inch of it. Cutouts made from your very own hands speaking out, giving meaning to the words you have written and flowed the energy and goodwill to your receiver.
The affectionate hug
They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. And if you put in your soul to make that great piece of art, its likelihood of being kept close and safe increase manifolds. Perhaps your good friend will share it with you later in life and thank you for being there with him. It sure sounds like giving greeting cards a new meaning. Not to mention, the packaged world is also full of bright ideas and creative concepts, why not use it for good?
So, it is time sharpen your art skills and show your loved one that you really care, with the depths of your heart! And receive back their emotions.