I can remember making Christmas cards when I was just a girl. I used construction paper and made little paper pieced scenes of a chair next to the fire place and a Christmas tree on the other side. I'd gather some pine needles from outside to add to my cards so it looked like there were real logs in the fireplace.
Now that I'm grown up, I still enjoy making cards, but now I do it for a living through my business Card-Blanc. The photo above is one from my line. One of the questions I get asked a lot as a card designer is what are my favorite card manufacturers? Here's just a few of my favorites with their websites so you can take a peek at some of the top handmade greeting card manufacturers. They are so inspiring!
Unique Artistry - http://www.uniqueartistry.com/Some of Me - http://twigandthorn.com/notes.htm
Meri Meri - http://www.merimeri.com/
Koko New York - http://www.madisonparkgreetings.com/
Letterspace - http://www.letterspacepaper.com/