If you have a word processing program, such as Microsoft Word, and a color printer, you have the makings of your own card factory...or even beautiful Valentine's Day stationery on which to write your words of love.
Although you can use any card stock paper to print your cards, you can also find boatloads of blank cards these days in any store that stocks computer supplies. I hit Sam's Club, and purchased a box of 100 blank cards with envelopes...enough to keep me going for quite awhile.
The Internet is loaded with tons of free clipart you can use for Valentine's or any holiday. You can search for something appropriate, or just hit the Microsoft web site where they have a pile of great clipart you can use for your holiday cards, invites or stationery. Click here to start browsing the Microsoft Clipart site: Microsoft Clipart.
Microsoft also provides lots of templates to use as your master layout design for documents. You can click this link to find holiday card layouts: Holiday Cards
And right here in TechTrax, we've provided you with details about how you can create cards, labels and stationery for your holiday greeting.
This article will show you how to use some simple graphic tricks to take an ordinary image and jazz it up.
Simple Graphic Tricks
This article shows you how to make your own holiday cards, as well as provides you with links to many other related articles.
Creating Your Own Holiday Cards
If you would prefer to create some beautiful stationery versus a card, see this article.
Designing Your Own Holiday Stationery
And don't forget to jazz up your address labels or envelopes. You can easily add hearts-o-plenty with the techniques details in this article.
Make Your Own Holiday Labels
Or maybe you'd like to create a photo album with pictures of the two of you? See this article.
Create a Photo Album in Word
Or maybe a calendar with great photos for the year? See how to do it, here.
A Labor of Love
With all these ideas, and more you'll find in the TechTrax Archives and on the web, you should be able to easily create some fun and beautiful items to show the people you love how important they are to you.