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Write Your Own Autumn Greeting Cards

Fall Leave Behinds: Write Your Own Autumn Greeting Cards

Write a poem, quote, or your own personalized message on the card front and inside.

By Chris Dunmire

Of course you're familiar with greeting cards celebrating birthdays, weddings, baby showers, and Christmas, but how about cards celebrating the beauty of the autumn season and the holidays it brings with it like Halloween or Thanksgiving? Sure, why not!

Here's your chance to co-create several fall-themed cards for your special someone during the months of September, October, and November. I've provided three card designs with a fall-related graphic on the front, but they've been left blank with space for you to write a poem, quote, or other personal message on the front and inside.

Project Materials Needed:

  • One or more of my free printable Autumn greeting cards (see selection below)
  • Crayons, pens, colored pencils, or markers
  • Card stock or other printer paper (textured, decorative, colored, etc.)

Try It!

  1. Choose and download an image-ready autumn card from the below selection.
  2. Print the card, cut it out, and fold it in half.
  3. Write a catchy, personalized front cover blurb, quote, proverb, or saying; then write your own message on the inside of the card.
  4. Make your own creative envelope for the card, or give it to someone as-is.

Printing Tips: Print your cards on textured, glossy, or card stock paper on an inkjet or laser printer. If cards are printed on glossy paper that is too slick to write on, glue a folded layer of paper (same dimensions as card) between the outside cover to make inside pages you can write your message on.

Image Ready Autumn Card Selection

(Cards PDF file open in new window)

Download Autumn Fall Card #1
Oak leaves with acorn (PDF 59KB).

Download Fall Card #2
Leaf assortment (PDF 69KB).

Download Fall Card #3
Leaf assortment with acorns (PDF 43KB).

What You'll Learn:

That you'll have to tap into that creative noggin' of yours to come up with a thoughtful message to set the tone of your card. Of course, you already knew that a catchy cover was a "Hallmark" of a quality greeting card, didn't you?

The NEXT Creative Step...

Design your own autumn card from scratch. Use your creative art or collage skills to make your own images on the card by hand or with graphic design software. The possibilities for homemade greeting card ideas are limitless!

If you liked this project and would enjoy other fun printables, visit Creativity Portal's Free Printables pages. •

© Chris Dunmire 2004, 2007. All rights reserved.

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Updated 12/20/13