It’s so much fun to give and receive Christmas cards! The cards I most enjoy displaying throughout the holiday season are those that are handmade. Each handmade card carries a little bit of extra love, and I smile when I look at it and think of the special maker.
Here are some fun Christmas card ideas that are easy to make. Many are kid-friendly, and I think it would be fun to connect with your inner child and give some grown-up flair to the greetings (if you don’t have or want a bit of time away from kids). After all, you have cute fingerprints, too!
These Washi Tape Christmas Cards are so very easy! About a Mom uses holiday themed tape, then adds it to plain card stock to build colorful Christmas tree greetings. Lots of possibilities here – what else can you “draw” with tape?
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A little wedge of paper doily makes a lacy gown for this Angel card. Bugs & Fishes provides detailed step-by-step instructions, and even provides templates for the shapes so it’s easy to make this heavenly card![spacer height=”20px”]
These Fingerprint Christmas Lights are such a cute twist on the fingerprint card idea! I love that this card from Crafty Morning features more than just red and green. Keep it simple for the kids, or string a more elaborate layout of lights for yourself.[spacer height=”20px”]
Glue and glitter! The hardest part of making this Snowflake card is waiting for the glue to dry! Cut Out & Keep provides a short list of supplies, and then lets you in on some tips to get a distinct, sparkly image.
With another take on Fingerprint Cards, Hands On As We Grow has instructions for tree and wreath designs. Wee ones develop counting skills and fine motor coordination as they place their colorful fingerprints![spacer height=”20px”]
So, who has felt or fabric scraps? Perhaps some spare buttons and bits of ribbon? Applique Cards can make a dent in that stash! Hobbycraft shows you how to combine paper and fabric (it’s all just fiber, really) to make unique holiday cards.
Button, button, who’s got…. Maybe it’s time to make some Button Tree Cards! Sippy Cup Mom knows you have a jar full of “lost” buttons, so get them ready to greet the world as Christmas tree ornaments.
Who says trees have to be green? Spread some colorful joy with a Paper Strip Tree Card. Rudy and the Dodo brighten the season with colorful paper strips and glue. So make your trees as straight or as wonky as you want! Each one can be a unique creation.
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