A workstation is set up with tan paper, dried oranges, jingle bells, and other decorations to design a DIY Christmas card.
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Creative DIY Christmas card ideas to spark some festive cheer

Handmade cards are fun to make. It’s a wonderful way to show how much you care for someone. Making DIY Christmas cards with your kids is a lot of fun. It’s a great way to keep them away from screens too. However, making Christmas cards is not just for kids. Adults can enjoy making them too. Here are some creative Christmas card ideas for you to give with each Christmas gift this year. Show the people that you love how much you love them with a heartfelt message inside each card. 

Handmade elves and Santas are made out of construction paper, googly eyes, and cotton balls.

Hand-print cards: one of the best Christmas card ideas

These are perfect for kids to put on a Christmas gift for mom. They can also be used as Christmas tree decorations the following year. Search on internet for hand-print Santa, hand-print reindeer and hand-print elf designs. 

A Christmas scene is decorated with holiday ribbon, garland, and family Christmas cards.

A Christmas photo card

This is one of the sweetest cards to make for one of your Christmas gifts for dad. Download a free template and print it on photographic paper. You can learn how to take photos of your kids. Or are you looking for inspiration on gifts for couples to give each other? How about a photo of you as a couple somewhere special, that your partner can pop into their book as a bookmark? 

Two colorful Christmas cards with Christmas trees on them sit on a white table.

Paint chip Christmas cards

This is one of the easiest Christmas card ideas. All you need is paint chips, pre-made cards, glitter foam stars, rhinestone stickers and double-sided tape. 

A holiday workstation is set up with Christmas cards, ribbons, stamps, and pencils.

Eraser-Stamped cards 

Print out a template and then decorate the card with an old school pencil eraser dipped in ink.

Four cards made out of paper and string sit on a white table.

Yarn art cards

You can download the Christmas yarn art set from Liagriffith.com. It comes in 6 winter designs with gloves, hats and stockings. This project is a fun way to introduce beginners to embroidery.

A handmade Christmas card of a painted penguin on brown construction paper.

Potato print penguin card

This is a cute card that can be made at home with a humble potato and acrylic paint and brown carton. 

A pink Christmas card with a snowman in a bottle and text that reads "be merry."

Confetti snow globe card

With a few sequins and a shake, you can watch a winter wonderland landscape come to life. There are quite a few steps involved, but once you’ve got the knack, you can make another one in a different color. 

A Christmas scene has a mini Christmas tree, presents, and a tan card with a reindeer and text that says "Merry Christmas!'

Reindeer card

This is another wonderful card for kids to make. Rudolf the reindeer is a favorite Christmas character, and this is a super easy card to make. 

There are many more Christmas card ideas available on the internet. DIY cards are fun, festive and don’t take that much time to make. You don’t need a whole lot of expensive supplies either as you’ll probably have most of what you need lying around the house: yarn, pencils etc. Your family will appreciate the time that you’ve put into making them a homemade card, even if it didn’t take you that much time!


15 Christmas Card Ideas. In The Best Ideas for Kids. Retrieved form: https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/christmas-card-ideas/

Dyas, B. & Lascala, M. (2019) 39 Best DIY Christmas Cards for the Most Meaningful Holiday Notes Ever. Retrieved from: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/g4080/clever-diy-christmas-cards/

Picard, C. & Lascala, M. (2019) 40 Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas to Give Your Presents That Extra Sparkle. Retrieved from:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/gift-ideas/tips/g1775/diy-holiday-gift-wrap/

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