Saturday, October 5, 2013

Celebrating World Card Making Day!

Celebrating World Card Making Day!

I love to paper Craft and one of my fave paper crafting to do other then Scrapbooking is to Make Cards!
So Today I am making cards!  I have my space all ready to go!  Got my paper, ink, stamps, and all other supply's handy.

I am so excited about this day.

Here is the history behind World Card Making Day:

 World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded byPaper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

Celebrating its eighth year in 2013, World Card Making Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. It's a day for the card-making communityhobbyists, retailers, and manufacturersto unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card making. Join us in the fun on October 5, for World Card Making Day 2013!

Here is where I found this info: CWCMD

Card making Benefits

 Creating a handmade card brings a special kind of joy. There’s joy in the process of creating, as well as in giving and receiving handmade cards. 

Handmade cards are:
GIFTS. It is a little sliver of energy, time, and love that says, "I really care about you" in a world of impersonal communications such as e-mails. 

CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS. Beneath the cardstock and embellishments is emotion from the card maker--encouragement, celebration, commemoration, and love.

KEEPSAKES. Instead of being thrown away, they are cherished and displayed

RELATIONSHIP BUILDERS. They spark deep connections, express feelings, evoke laughter, and warm the hearts of friends, relatives, and co-workers.
This is where I got this info: CWCMD2

Card Making Facts
The origin of exchanging handmade greeting cards can be traced all the way back to ancient Chinese culture.
  • Today, card making is a worldwide hobby, especially popular in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • 1 in 6 U.S. households participates in making cards
  • 86% of scrapbookers also create handmade cards
  • 92% of paper crafters create cards more than any other type of project
  • The top occasions/themes for making cards are
    • Birthdays
    • winter holidays (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.)
    • thank you
    • Valentine’s Day
    • Mother’s Day
  • Card makers prefer stamps and rub-ons for use on their holiday handmade cards
  • 73% of card makers use their computer in part or all of their design
 This is where I got this info:  CWCMD3

I wanted to share this awesome Celebrations with you!  I love that we can have a celebrations like this so everyone can join us and make some fab cards to share with family and friends!  
Happy Card making!

Here at Legacy of the Heart, we are making  cards, friendships and will make some ones day with a card made with lots of Love! 

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