You have to admit that reaching a 50th wedding anniversary milestone is a feat that the majority of people don’t ever achieve. In this day with the divorce rate hitting 50%, few people even survive the initial years of a marriage. Therefore, when a couple reaches that 50-year mark, it’s a good reason to have a celebration. These are fun, lighthearted parties that almost make the bride and groom feel young again. As your part in the special remembrance, you will probably want to create an appropriate, unique card for the happy couple.

One of the nicest ways to obtain a beautiful card worthy of this type of a celebration is to make one yourself. If you’ve never tried making greeting cards, you should. It’s a nice hobby to get started with, and there are so many different approaches you can take to any card you decide to make. Buy some cardstock, and you’re ready to get started, even if you don’t think you have any creative talent.

An easy yet thoughtful card to make starts with a copy of a picture of the couple in the early days of their marriage. Using a flowing, cursive font, type “remember when.” Glue all of this on the front of a folded piece of cardstock. For the inside, use a current photo of a special moment. All around the outside edge of the photo your can write the names of the couple’s kids and grandkids.

Pictures of homemade cards that others have made abound on the Internet. These will give you lots of ideas for making a card of your own. Don’t think that you can only make your own cards if you have major talent, because a card doesn’t have to be complicated to be effective. For example, try gluing a ruffled paper heart doily in the middle of the front of a folded cardstock. Add a pretty bow to the inside point of the heart. To finish the front of this card, all you’ll need to do is add a lovely picture you’ve cut from a magazine or super ornate lettering spelling out “50 Years.”

Many commercial embellishments for cards are available at scrapbooking stores. You can choose from all kinds of cute little sets of pictures and words that will allow you to make instant cards. By adding a couple of little touches on your own, like a ribbon or some shiny heart stickers, you will be able to give a card that is uniquely your own.

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