Christmas Card Ideas

This Christmas, try your hand at DYI-ing your holiday cards. To help you get inspired, we put together some useful tips on everything from how to combine materials to create memorable holiday cards to jazzing up your yearly family photo to make sure your season greetings are appreciated. These fun ideas are sure to have everyone on your mailing list smile.

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12 Handmade Cards to Wish Everyone a "Merry Christmas"
The art of handmade holiday cards is a treasure for the creator and recipient alike. This season, try your hand at one of our many ideas including button snowmen, accordion folded photos, embossed, and glittered.
3-D Christmas Tree Card Tutorial
As this Christmas card opens, a 3-D tree made from pleated paper rectangles pops out, like a small gift. Although it can be glued into any size greeting, it is especially attractive in a tall, slender card that mimics a pine tree's natural dimensions.
Reindeer Pop-Up Card
Spread holiday cheer with this one-of-a-kind holiday card from pop-up book artists Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.
Springerle-Mold Cards
The tools you need to craft these cameo-like cards come from the kitchen: They're traditional European springerle-cookie molds. We filled them with pulp made from cotton-linter paper instead of dough, then glued the textured medallions onto cards.
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Make every present one-of-a-kind with homemade gift tags and labels crafted from our downloadable click-and-print designs and your own recycled materials, craft punches, and photos.
Five Ways to Display Holiday Cards from Loved Ones You Can't See This Year
See the smiling faces of friends and family on your Christmas tree, mantel, or front door wreath.