Homemade Card Questions

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I was wondering, if I make Christmas cards for my sponsor children, is it okay to use layers of paper? Also, are any 3D objects allowed on cards?
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Garry Sagel

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Rachael, anything 3d would be a waste of time. Cards are scanned, then thrown away, something I am not happy about. But that is the new way of doing things. I make my own cards with software, but I don't print them on cardstock anymore, just a waste of the money buying the cardstock. 
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I thought the cards and stickers actually were mailed. Or was that just the musical ones? Sorry.... I am new to this and still kinda confused
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Musical ones are mailed. All others are just scanned and thrown away.
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Hello everyone! I'm so sorry for any confusion these new letter guidelines may have caused. Our new letter writing guidelines state that stickers, bookmarks and musical cards will be physically sent. However, one exception to this rule is with pop-up cards. Rachel, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a 3D card, but if it's also considered a pop-up card then it is good :). If there is any writing on the musical or pop-up cards, then we will scan this card first so it can be translated, and then it will still be physically sent. Garry, I'm so sorry that these changes have caused you unhappiness :(. Please know that our hearts behind these changes have been to help our sponsors foster deeper relationships with their precious kiddos. I sincerely hope that this information has helped all of you :). 
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You can buy custom recordable cards from Amazon and record your own voice or a song. This is still considered a musical card. That way, you can decorate your card with decorations.
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Thanks, Jenny Kim. I never knew about these, and it sounds like a neat option to be able to actually "send your voice"!!
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Hello, Pop up cards are easy to make ( See youtube for some video examples). The 3d/ prism type cards that I know of, are plastic. They will not go through. 3d stickers? Not sure?

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