Gift Idea: Homemade Stationary for Kids

One of our iMOMs calls it just about the sweetest gift she ever received.   Her 7-year-old daughter surprised her with homemade stationary (out of construction paper!) because she knew how much her mom loved stationary.


  • Paper (construction paper, card stock paper, or even plain printer paper)
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons


  1. Let your child come up with a stationary design.  Encourage their creativity!  They can cut out cards in any shape they like.
  2. Have them “personalize” the stationary with the gift-recipient’s monogram, initial or name.  They can also make theme stationary based on an interest of the receiver.
  3. On the back of the card, have them write, “Designed by their name.”
  4. Notepad option: Have your child cut standard-sized printer paper into smaller sheets.  Let them personalize each page, and staple the sheets together into a pad when complete.
  5. Help your child make envelopes for their cards.
  6. Bundle finished stationary with ribbon.