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Even though both of my boys were born in Colorado they spent most of their lives in Florida. They’ve never had a white Christmas. The first Christmas that we lived in Florida my oldest son was a little confused because there wasn’t snow on the ground, like he’s seen on tv holiday specials, pictures, or books. I had to explain to him that it doesn’t snow in Miami. That first year he was a little heartbroken (he was 2 at the time), but now he’s accustomed to the warmer weather during the holidays. It’s just normal for them to have a warm holiday season now.
I thought that since the holidays are right around the corner it would be nice for my babies to send their grandparents some holiday cheer. Over the years we’ve received tons of Christmas cards with snow in the pictures so I wanted them to send cards that would reflect how we spend our holiday season.
Cards with a beachy or sunny feeling would be perfect because we usually spend Christmas Eve at the beach.
I’ve been using my Cricut Explore Air 2 lately for a lot of crafts and other projects around my house. Since I’ve had it it’s been easier to complete some of projects I’ve been putting off. No more attempting intricate cuts by hand.
Of course I was going to use it for Christmas card making!
My boys decided what they wanted the front of their cards to say and chose to write a special note on the inside of the cards before they’re mailed off.
I uploaded the design that we made into Cricut Design Space. One card will read Deck The Palms and the other will read Sandy Claws is Coming to Town. Cute phrases, right?
For this project I used the Cricut Fine Point Blade and the Cricut Light Grip Mat. The colors we decided on using were white and red. For the outside of the card I used white linen cardstock.
The Air 2 easily cut the cardstock using the design I uploaded. For the inside of the card a piece of Cricut red cardstock was cut to cover the inside.
I love how the cards came out and my sons even have enough room to write a personal message to their grandparents!