Share your season’s greeting with these DIY Christmas card ideas

Published on 15 July 2021 By Sarah Jones 2 min read

‘Tis the season to make handmade Christmas cards for all! Traditional tree designs, cosy card templates and quirky Christmas card ideas, explore joyful makes using die cuts, stamps and festive cardstock. For an extra special someone or the whole family, get set for the festive season with handmade Christmas card ideas and Christmas card crafts for kids right here.

1. Embroidered Christmas cards

These embroidered Christmas cards are a winter delight! With a free printable template right here at LoveCrafts, you’ll be stitching the season away with this tree card design. Give this a go and follow along with our handy video tutorial. 

2. A joyful die cut card

Hero Arts bring you delightful die cut designs for your festive makes. This beautiful bauble layout using their own die cuts creates a chic finish - your family will be shocked to hear you made this yourself!

die cut bauble card design with joy cut out in the centre stamped ginger bread house with a tree and gingerbread man. Writing that says

3. A holiday card that’s a real treat

This adorable card from Doodle Bug Design uses their set of Santa’s Sweets clear stamps to create an oh-so-sweet gingerbread scene. Use your inks and supplies to shade in the design or why not turn this into a Christmas craft for the kids? Stamp the scene and let them colour it in! 

4. Terrific Christmas tree cards

Design unique cards for everyone in your family. Use up your cardstock or pick out some new Christmas papers to make these beautiful cards from Hero Arts. 

3 different christmas tree card designs with patterned backgrounds and christmas messages Christmas card with stamped winter cabin and car driving up to the house

5. Driving home for Christmas

This design from Sue is the perfect heart-warming greetings card. Using the Pine Cabin stamp from Stampendous, you can stamp a beautiful winter scene that is sure to bring joy to anyone you send this to. 

6. Walking in winter wonderland 

The beautiful Winter Woodland collection from Craft Consortium works wonderfully for your festive cards like this creation from Room in Cupboard, using a range of embellishments, wildlife motifs and wintery backdrops to create this snowy scene. 

stamped and cut out squirrel holding an acorn. Placed in a circular cut out with a winter backdrop

7. A cosy Christmas card

This Christmas card craft idea brings together the traditional colours of Christmas and element stickers. You can find similar card designs over on the Echo Park blog!

kid's christmas card idea with layered coloured card in the shape of a christmas tree and Rudolph with embellishments around

For the little elves, this fun holiday craft by The Tomlinson’s will be sure to keep them busy and make an extra special greeting to those closest to you. Cut out strips of cardstock to layer and create paper trees and their own red-nosed Rudolph - a simple Christmas craft that will keep them entertained for hours! 

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9. DIY pop up Christmas cards

For a bright and bold festive make, give this fun Christmas pop up card a go. From American Crafts, this is sure to be a hit! For a unique Christmas greetings card, this is the one for you.

10. Sending the warmest wishes

For a jolly, modern design, this American Crafts’ idea is a simple seasonal card with cute quotes to fill the recipient with the festive feels! 

santa in chimney pop up christmas card bright, modern card reading

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About the author

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is SEO Content writer at LoveCrafts. Lover of chunky yarns and colourful paper crafts, Sarah works alongside the content team to create helpful guides and tutorials across all our crafts to keep the makers informed and inspired! 

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