Homemade Christmas Cards are super easy to create with no DIY experience and add a personal and special touch to any gift you give this holiday season. Get the kids involved and make some together! In this post you’ll find everything you need to gather as well as lots of inspiration.
Homemade Christmas Cards
This Christmas take a moment to write Christmas cards for those that you love. Make simple handmade cards and send Christmas wishes to your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbours. Get creative, have fun and get crafting with our simple handmade Christmas card ideas.
Christmas traditions are important to have this time of year. Enjoy baking Christmas cookies, spending quality time with family, making handmade gifts and christmas cards are just some of my favourite traditions to do this time of year.
I’ve taken card making classes before and enjoy making my own homemade greeting cards for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, showers and of course Christmas.
It’s super simple to do, and doesn’t cost much to make when you have basic crafting supplies around the house, or can easily pick some up at a dollar store.
In this post you’ll find everything thing you need to know about how to make your own Christmas cards from who to send them to, what to write in them and beautiful DIY card ideas to impress your friends and family.
HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS?
STEP ONE: GATHER SUPPLIES
Start by gathering the craft supplies that you already have. Here’s a list of suggested items you could use to make your cards.
Prefolded card and envelope sets. The come in a variety of colours, including the craft paper brown which I my favourite. I often pick them up at the dollar store.
STEP TWO: CREATE CARD LIST
& the people that sent you a card last year…
STEP THREE: PERSONALIZE WITH FAMILY PHOTO
It’s fun to send a holiday family photo with your card. Why not get a professional one taken at a tree farm, or simply set up your tripod in your backyard. There’s nothing wrong with a funny family selfie either!
Print off basic prints online at or spend a bit more and get holiday cards printed .
STEP FOUR: WHAT DO YOU WRITE IN THE CARD?
Writing Christmas Cards shouldn’t be difficult. I’ve included a long list of popular sayings, wishes, blessings and holiday poems to inspire your Christmas card writing. Simply choose a saying for the outside and for the inside choose from our list of wishes, blessings and poems below.
STEP FIVE: PERSONALIZED ENVELOPES
Handwrite your return address or save time by using a personalized address stamp like this one. I always think this is a sweet wedding or shower gift for a bride to be, personalized stationary and stamps.
If you receive free address labels, from donating to BC Childrens Hospital go ahead and use those too!
STEP 6: DETERMINE POSTAGE DATES
Watch the deadlines for sending “snail mail” from your mailing address. Here are the deadlines for sending Christmas Cards from a CANADIAN POST OFFICE.
|Within a city||December 20|
|Within a province||December 19|
|Across provinces||December 18|
|Every state||December 9|
|Asia/Australia/New Zealand||December 2|
|Central and South America||December 2|
|Middle East||December 2|
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SIMPLE HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CARD IDEAS
Recycle old Christmas Cards by cutting out the sentiments and images and mounting on coordinating card stock, add some ribbon and a bow.
Below are cards I made in a card making workshop from Close to my Heart .
Notice the variety. Try using a variety of colours, patterns, stamps, glitter, textures and more for a fun and impressive Christmas Card. Scroll through the examples below.
CHRISTMAS CARDS FROM THE KIDS
For the cover of the card.
It’s all fun and games ’til Santa checks the naughty list
The jolliest bunch of elves this side of the nuthouse
Good tidings of comfort and joy
We wish you a Merry Christmas
Believe in the magic of Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing it loud for all to hear
One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas Day.
Ho Ho Ho
Tis the Season
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Have yourself a Merry little Christmas
Take time to Delight in the Joys of the season
May your holiday be filled with peace and love
Joy to you and me!
Twinkle all the way!
Mistletoe, meet you underneath
Christmas- a time for making memories to last through all the year
May all your Christmases be white
take time to chase snowflakes
hope your holidays are decorated with happiness
cold hands, warm hearts
Oh come let us adore him
All is calm, All is bright
let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
There’s snow place like home.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Sentiments for the inside of the card.
Merry be your Christmas. Peaceful be your home. Joyful be your family. Blessed be each other.
May the Christmas season fill your home with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter
May you never be too grown up to search the skies on Christmas Eve
At Christmas let the light of faith and the warmth of family make the season extra bright
Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year
May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note and make way for a fresh and bright New Year. Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
With much love at Christmas time, and always.
May love be in your life, May hope be in your heart, May peace be in our world.
May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter and goodwill, and may the year ahead be full of contentment and joy. Have a Merry Christmas.
Wishing you all the timeless treasure of Christmas… the warmth of home, the love of family and the company of good friends.
May you and those you love find true happiness and peace this Christmas and into the New Year.
A wish for peace and happiness at Christmas and throughout the New Year.
May the circle of Christmas fill your heart with warmth and love. Merry Christmas!
May the peace and blessings of Christmas be yours; And may the coming year be filled with happiness.
The gift of love, The gift of peace, The gift of happiness. May all these be yours at Christmas.
Wishing you a season of gladness, a season of cheer, and to top it all off a wonderful year
May the Christmas Season fill your home with Joy, your heart with Love and your life with Laughter.
Here’s to Christmas. A time of remembering, A time of loving, A time for giving, A time for believing, A time for Gratitude, A time to slow down, A time to Simplify, A time of magic, A time of peace.
Embrace the peace of this gentle season.
You are the happy to my holiday, jingle to my bells, nut to my cracker, fruit to my cake, present under my tree, wish to my star, home for my holiday, candy to my cane, kiss under the mistletoe, holly to my jolly, winter to my wonderland, ginger to my bread, milk to my cookie, joy to my world, star on my tree, LOVE OF MY LIFE
Merry Christmas two friendly words to keep in touch with one I’ve always like so much
A little more sparkle, a little less stress. This Christmas I wish you the very best.
Recipe for a Merry Christmas. A dash of joy mixed with a touch of peace, add a pinch of Magic and stir with hope. Garnish with love and have a wonderful holiday.
It wouldn’t seem like Christmas if we didn’t get in touch and send the seasons greetings to the folks who mean so much
During this Christmas season, may you be blessed with the spirit of the season, which is peace and gladness of the season, which is hope and the heart of the season which is love.
Snowflakes are kisses from heaven
He will be our peace- Micah 5:5
For god so loved the world that he gave his one and only son that whoever believes in him shall not perish by have eternal life. John 3:16
May angels abundantly bless you this holiday season.
Christmas- the only time of year in which you can sit in front of a dead tree and eat candy out of socks.
Merry Christmas you cotton headed ninny muggins
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