Last year I had a blast learning how to marble paper (inspired by a preschool project with my toddler) for my holiday cards. This year I'm using old scraps of collaged wallpaper and wrapping paper that I made during down time. It's fun to see the juxtapositions, colors, and patterns when you randomly stick pieces on top of pieces. Most important thing is to have fun and take time to make things with your hands. Nothing more nourishing during the hectic, end of year deadlines than cutting, pasting, and sending a small envelope of hand-crafted creativity to your loved ones.