37 DIY Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Handmade greeting cards are a great way of adding a personal touch to the Christmas holiday season. So we have gathered the 37 best Christmas card ideas you can make.
There’s a wide variety of cards to make that meet all skill levels –from simple designs, to intricate ones.
And there are even several tutorials for making three dimensional greeting cards.
These cute cards can even be repurposed as Christmas decorations the next year.
Many of the cards come with a free printable and also have a greeting message printed on them.
For the ones that don’t, here’s a short list of holiday card messages you can put on your DIY Christmas cards.
- Merry Christmas
- Happy Holidays
- Season’s Greetings
- Good Wishes
- Happy Christmas
- Warmest Thoughts
- Warmest Wishes
And don’t forget to add a personal, special message of your own. You can check out this long list of the best Christmas poems for cards that you can use to add to them.
If you want to save some time, you can also just print these free holiday cards, there are more than 30 to choose from!
You may also be interested in checking out our 30 printable Christmas lists!
Take a look through the amazing handmade Christmas greeting card ideas below to get started.
37 DIY Christmas Greeting Card Ideas
Cricut Joy Christmas Cards: 4 Quick and Easy Holiday Cards!
Here are four different holiday card templates you can use.
Of course, you'll need a Cricut machine to cut them. Leap of Faith Crafting will provide free SVG files to make these beautiful Christmas cards.
Handprint Angel Christmas Card
Here's a unique design you can use for your annual Christmas card.
This tutorial will show you how to make a memorable holiday card using your child's handprint.
December’s Free Winter Printable Greeting Card Template
This card will be quick and easy to make. It's a free printable card with a pretty Christmas tree branch. You'll just need a printer and some card stock.
Elf Handprint Christmas Card For Kids [Free Template]
Here is one of those cards that double as a great Christmas decoration.
Check out the tutorial to get the free card template.
Ugly Sweater Christmas Card
Photo cards are perfect for keeping memories. And those who have a funny bone will love receiving this ugly sweater card.
Best of all, you won't even need the perfect photos for this one.
Free Printable Christmas Coloring Cards for Kids
A Christmas card that you can color is a fun way for kids to add their personal touch.
If you love coloring, you may love our free Grinch coloring pages!
Washi Tape Christmas Cards
These Christmas greeting cards are a creative use of Washi tape. They are easy to make, even for kids, yet look nicely crafted.
5 Easy Homemade Holiday Cards (The Best Watercolor Paint Techniques)
To make these gorgeous cards, you don't need water coloring experience. Instead, follow this tutorial to learn the easy techniques quickly.
DIY Christmas Cards from Photos of Your Own Home
This is an exciting twist on the traditional family holiday photo card.
Using a photo of your home and adding a special effect before printing turns them into awesome vintage Christmas cards.
How to Make an Illustrated Family Christmas Card for a Whimsical Holiday Greeting!
This is such a fabulous idea! Don't you love the look of the illustration?
The best part is that you don't have to hire a professional photographer; you can still send a card with a portrait of your family members.
This tutorial will teach you how to create this cool DIY Christmas greeting card.
Snow Globe Template
This photo Christmas card idea may be one of the sweetest-looking cards on this list.
You use one of your favorite family photos, along with a template, and hand painting the color onto the globe. It also is a craft that kids can participate in.
Christmas Coloring Cards
You'll love this free printable Christmas card. It's quick and easy. Just print and color!
By the way, here are 99 amazing Christmas coloring pages for adults!
Reindeer Photo Ornament Christmas Card
Look at this adorable holiday photo card. Hop on over to the tutorial to get the cute reindeer cut-out for cheap to make this sweet card.
Stupidly easy paint chip Christmas tree card (for the littlest toddlers)
If you are wondering what to do with leftover paint chips, wonder no more. This is the perfect way to repurpose those swatches.
If you don't have ones with a holiday color scheme, pick them up for free at your local home improvement store or paint store.
Homemade snowman Christmas card to make with your toddlers (cute, simple, fun!)
Toddlers will enjoy participating in the making of these fun snowman Christmas cards. You'll just need a few simple craft supplies.
DIY Snow Globe Shaker Card
You'll love making this cute penguin-in-a-snowglobe card if you have a cutting machine. Isn't it adorable?
Free Printable Holiday Selfie Card
Here’s a great design for a photo card, and inexpensive. You'll need a printer and special printing paper to make this card.
Hand Lettered Christmas Tree Card with Free Printable
Make a cute Christmas tree card using the free printable provided with this card-making tutorial.
Christmas Gnome Shaker Card
Here's the perfect card for gnome lovers (and who isn't!). This awesome design looks complex but is easy, and you don't even need a cutting machine.
The Night Before Christmas Poem Printable & Footprint Mouse Craft
This is a unique handmade Christmas card idea you'll just love. Use the footprint of your kids to make a super adorable, memorable card.
Easy Pop Up Penguin Card for Christmas or Valentine's - Red Ted Art
Making pop-up card Christmas crafts is a terrific way to keep kids entertained and busy while being creative.
This tutorial will show you how to make a 3D holiday card with a penguin design.
Pop Up Gingerbread Man Card for 3d Christmas Fun - Red Ted Art - Kids Crafts
Here's another unique pop-up card with gingerbread men. Kids will adore making these.
How to Make a 3D Christmas Card Pop Up DIY - Red Ted Art - Easy Crafts
This is a great tutorial for adults who want to make a pop-up card. It's quick and easy.
HOW TO MAKE A SHADOW BOX CARD - FREE SNOWMAN SHADOW BOX CARD TEMPLATE
This gorgeous shadow box card is undoubtedly one someone will hang on to for years. It's so neat and unique. It's practically a gift in itself.
Christmas Pop-up Card (Explosion Folding)
Here's a totally unique spin on a pop up card. In this tutorial, you'll learn simple origami skills to make a special holiday card in 3D.
Free Printable Snow Globe Templates
Download a Christmas card template of a snow globe. You can draw inside of them or stick a photo to them. They make for really neat DIY cards.
Free Printable Fingerprint Reindeer Card For Christmas
Send merry Christmas wishes with this cute card. You'll add your personal touch with a fingerprint.
All you need is a printer, some paint, and white cardstock.
Christmas Reindeer Card With FREE Template
Kids can brush up on their scissors skills with this awesome DIY holiday greeting card. It even comes with a free downloadable PDF.
Perfect Paper Snowflakes Craft for Kids
This card will be a lot of fun to make. You'll be provided with a free snowflake template to trace.
Then, with scissors and a few interesting pieces of cardstock, you'll be on your way to having a cute handmade greeting card.
3D Snowman Template
This little card craft will help develop fine motor control skills because kids will cut the snowman shape out of paper and color it in.
It's a perfect indoor activity to prepare for the holidays.
Adorable DIY Watercolor Christmas Cards Kids can Make
Here's a great tutorial for learning how to watercolor. It's a 2-for-1 deal because you'll have picked up watercolor skills and have made a cute holiday greetings card too.
Fork Painted Christmas Cards for Kids to Make
Who knew plastic forms could create such fun textures? This unique tutorial shows how to make a DIY card with wonderful Christmas-time colors and textures.
Fingerprint Christmas Tree Card Template
This painted DIY card tutorial uses a fun object to create interesting texture. It's a great way to personalize your annual greeting card.
3D Christmas Tree Card Template
You won't need to hand draw this tree shape because you'll get a free template. This is another fun Christmas card to color.
DIY Christmas Cards (Using Bakers Twine)
Here are some lovely modern Christmas cards. Using clever materials, you can make cards with a wonderful handmade touch but a professional look.
Make a Christmas Reindeer Card - free printable
This card will surely be a lot of fun for kids to make. You only need a few items and a tiny bit of patience!
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