Have I ever mentioned that we’re foster parents? It’s been one of the greatest/hardest things we’ve ever done. The highs are high and the lows are low and right in the middle of it all is our sweet, innocent, beautiful foster daughter.
One of the highs is getting to see the amazing generosity of others towards these foster children who lose so much during their time in care. Very recently we witnessed the amazing giving spirit of Christmas in the form of airmen from the base we live close to, donating their time and energy to play Santa and deliver presents to foster children in our area. It was so touching.
I wanted to have some way to say “Thank you” that was a little more personal for them, but our little girl is only 1 and not really saying anything yet, so how could she (and we) show our appreciation? I racked my brain for a few minutes and realized that maybe her handprint might do the trick.
I’m excited to show you how to make these cute Handprint Christmas Tree Cards so you can add a personal touch to your Christmas cards this year. I had everything I needed right at my fingertips and I’m willing to bet you do too. You’ll have these cards whipped up in minutes and ready to share with those you love just in time for Christmas!
Handprint Christmas Tree Cards
First, gather together your supplies of white, green, brown, and yellow cardstock, gluestick, scissors, pencil, and buttons.
Second, find a pair of adorable hands and use a pencil to trace one of them on the green paper. This will be your Christmas Tree.
Third, trace a star onto the yellow paper. Then cut out the tree and the star.
Fourth, cut a small rectangle out of the brown paper and use the glue stick to apply it to the folded, white cardstock.
Next, glue the green hand on top of the brown stump, then glue the yellow star to the green hand.
Then, the best part, use the glue stick to add on buttons onto your tree as ornaments.
And then you’re finished. Write some special words on the inside of your card and share with your loved ones. They’re sure to love and appreciate the personal touch that the Handprint Christmas Tree Card brings!