The holiday season is fast approaching, and the time has come for you to start thinking about your Christmas cards. As you well know, store-bought cards can be expensive. Moreover, they just don’t have the same vibes that handmade Christmas cards have.
Handmade cards can show your friends and family how much you love them, and they can also be a great way for your family to bond together. As such, I’ve put together some of the best Christmas card ideas that you and your family will enjoy making. So, take a look and see if you find one that strikes your fancy.
Embroidered Christmas Card
Are you good with a thread and needle? Then this embroidered Christmas card will be perfect for you.
You can come up with your own pattern or follow a premade template if you want to be on the safe side. And don’t worry. Even if you’re not that great at embroidery, you’ll still be able to make this awesome card with enough practice.
Get the tutorial for embroidered Christmas cards on The Spruce Crafts.
Doily Tree Christmas Card
This Christmas tree made out of a doily is hands down one of my top 3 favorite Christmas card ideas. Why you ask?
Well, how can it not be when it’s so easy to make. Moreover, the end product is pretty darn cute; I just want to keep it to myself. And, honestly, if you decorate and embellish the tree just right, this card can go from great to outstanding.
Get the tutorial for doily tree Christmas cards on Happy Hooligans.
Washi Tape Christmas Cards
Homemade Christmas cards don’t have to be too complex in order to look good. This is proven by these incredible washi tape Christmas cards.
Not only are these cards extremely easy to make, but they’ll also take you 5 minutes, tops. Moreover, you don’t need much in terms of supplies. This means you can make as many cards as you like without worrying about wasting your time or money.
Learn how to make washi tape Christmas cards on Omiyage Blogs.
Yarn-Laced Christmas Tree Card
Nothing says happy holidays more than a Christmas tree holiday card. However, the Christmas staple can get a bit boring after a while. That’s why I love these yarn-laced Christmas cards.
They put a little twist on the holiday classic by using some green yarn and a silver ribbon to make an abstract tree. Best of all, these DIY Christmas cards are so easy to make that even kids can take part in making them.
Go on Danya Banya to learn how to make a yarn-laced Christmas tree card.
Baker’s Twine Christmas Cards
Want a super simple DIY Christmas card? Then, you should definitely create these sweet Christmas cards with the help of some baker’s twine.
Not all cards have to be sophisticated and complex in order to look good, and that’s exactly what these cards prove. And, of course, they have the added bonus of being extremely easy to make.
Learn to make baker’s twine Christmas Cards on The Country Chic Cottage.
Paper Snowman Garland
Who said Christmas cards have to look like actual cards? No one, that’s who.
So, unleash your creativity with this paper snowman garland. Simply cut out your garland and write your holiday greeting on it. Then, fold it up, pack it up, and send it on its way. Your loved one will now have a beautiful holiday decoration that contains your heartfelt thoughts.
Get the tutorial for this paper snowman garland on Craft Ideas.
Paper Quilling Christmas Tree Card
This 3D Christmas card made by quilling paper is one of the best homemade Christmas card ideas I’ve ever seen. Honestly, these cards will look absolutely amazing, and the best thing about them is that the process of making the cards is so enjoyable.
That means that the whole family can get in on the fun, taking turns rolling the paper and gluing it on.
Get more information on making quilling paper Christmas trees on Artsy Craftsy Mom.
Fingerprint Lights Cards
If your kids want to do their part in spreading the holiday cheer, why not have them make these adorable fingerprint lights cards?
Just have them dip their cute little fingers into some finger paint and start connecting the multi-color splotches with a black marker to emulate the appearance of Christmas tree lights.
Discover how to make fingerprint lights cards on The Joy of Sharing.
3D Christmas Tree Cards
Want to seriously impress your friends and family with your handmade holiday cards? Then, why not go with this 3D Christmas tree card design?
You don’t have to be a crafting expert to make these mesmerizing cards. Just fold some paper the right way, and bam, one 3D Christmas tree card, ready to go.
Find out the secret to 3D Christmas tree cards on One Little Project.
Reindeer Puppet Greeting Cards
Got a couple of buttons lying around and a few brown pieces of cardstock? Then, make these charming reindeer puppet greeting cards.
Simply draw the outline of a reindeer’s head on some cardstock, then put them together using some glue. Finally, put the finishing touches using some white and red buttons and a black marker, and you’re done.
Learn to create reindeer puppet greeting cards on Kids Craft Room.
Pom-Pom Wreath Christmas Card
You won’t find an easier idea for a DIY Christmas card than this one made of pom-poms. You won’t need anything other than some glue, colorful pom-poms, and a piece of cardboard.
And, just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it lacks in the beauty department. Quite the opposite, in fact. These cards are as pretty as a picture, and they perfectly suit the holiday season.
Learn how to make pom-pom wreath Christmas cards on The Joy of Sharing.
Pop-Up Snowman Christmas Card
Want to deliver your handmade holiday greetings with some flair? Then, these pop-up snowman cards will be just the thing.
Yes, I admit, they’re not the easiest cards to make. However, the final results are totally worth your time and effort. So, get started on these brilliant DIY Christmas cards right now before it’s too late.
Get the tutorial for this pop-up snowman Christmas card on Good Housekeeping.
Winter Flowers and Wreath Christmas Cards
These handmade cards are absolutely perfect for the holidays. All you need to do is cut along the provided templates, then start gluing the shapes together to make the appropriate wreath.
You can use any color you want for your cards. However, these cards look the best when you use the traditional red and green holiday colors.
Get the templates for these handmade Christmas cards on Style at Home.
Cut-Out Ornament DIY Christmas Card
If you’re looking to flaunt your artistic talents, this cut-out ornament DIY Christmas card is just what you’re looking for.
With this card, you’ll be hitting two birds with one stone. Not only will your loved ones get a lovely holiday card, but they’ll also get an amazing ornament that they can hang in their tree with a piece of twine.
Learn how to make cut-out ornament Christmas cards on The Postman’s Knock.
Elegant Paper Cut Christmas Cards
You don’t need various craft supplies or paint colors to make these beautiful cards. All you need is some paper and an electronic die cutter, and voila, you’ve got yourself a card so magnificent, the recipient will want to frame it. Know that you can also make those cards with a craft knife if an electronic die cutter isn’t available, but the process will be a little longer.
Follow the easy tutorial on Lia Griffith to make these elegant paper cut Christmas cards.
Folding Scenery Holiday Greeting Card
If you’re looking for a creative take on greeting cards, why not make this brilliant folding scenery card?
It’s so easy to make, and both kids and adults will enjoy their time making it. To top it off, you can customize this card by adding little drawings and decorations that show your personality. And don’t worry, you don’t need to be an amazing artist to make it look good.
Get more information on making folding scenery holiday cards on Krokotak.
Printable Christmas Cards
Some will ask, do printable Christmas cards count as handmade? I say, if you didn’t buy it at the store, then you’ve made it yourself.
Sure, you didn’t make it from scratch, but that’s not important in the grand scheme of things. In fact, we all need a little help getting things done in our busy lives. So, print yourself a couple of Christmas cards and make them personal by adding your own heartfelt messages.
Find some free printable card designs on Eskaa Makes.
Bow-Tie Noodle Wreath Card Craft
Want each and every family member to get involved in making this year’s holiday cards? You won’t find a better project than this bow-tie pasta wreath craft.
Just some pasta, glitter, paint colors, and glue, and you’ll have yourself a lovely holiday card in a few minutes. Just be careful when you apply the glitter, or else you and your house will sparkle for days to come.
Get the tutorial for this bow-tie noodle wreath card craft on Crafty Morning.
String Art Christmas Card
These string art Christmas cards are another great way to show your Christmas spirit and spread that holiday cheer. Honestly, who knew you could use some colorful yarn and beads to make a beautiful card?
Thankfully, though, you don’t need to be great at knitting or sewing to make these cards. In fact, even kids can make them. Just supervise them to avoid any accidental needle injuries.
Learn how to make a string art Christmas card on Hello Wonderful.
Paint Chip Christmas Cards
Tired of taking a creative family photo every year and want a Christmas card that doesn’t take any effort? Well, fret no more cause we have you covered.
This card made out of paint chips is as low-maintenance as you can get. Just cut the paint chips in the shape of a Christmas tree, and there you have it. One cute card that’s ready to be sent on its way.
Get more information on paint chip Christmas cards on One Little Project.
Ornaments-Themed DIY Christmas Cards
Looking for some Christmas card ideas that’ll let out your inner artist? Have a go at these ornament-themed cards.
They look absolutely stunning, and fortunately, they don’t take up a lot of time to make. Best of all, each person who makes them gets slightly different results, which means that your cards will be one of a kind.
Get the tutorial for these ornaments-themed DIY Christmas cards on The Postman’s Knock.
Christmas Cocoa Gift Card Holder
If you want to send a little present with your Christmas card, then this cocoa-themed gift card holder will fit the bill perfectly.
By making this card, you can show your loved ones how much you care, and it’s guaranteed that they’ll also love the gift card you include. So, get your craft supplies ready and start crafting.
Discover how to make a Christmas cacao gift card holder on Damask Love.
Christmas Village Silhouette Cards
If you’re looking to handmake a bunch of Christmas cards, but you don’t want to take up too much time completing the project, then why not make these Christmas village silhouette cards?
Simply get out your die cutter, put a plain sticker paper on the cutting mat, and let the machine do its work. Once it’s finished, stick out the final design on a plain card, and voila.
Learn to make Christmas village silhouette cards on White House Crafts.
DIY Magic Trick Christmas Card
Want a card that’ll blow the minds of your recipients? These magic trick Christmas cards will do the trick, pun intended.
Honestly, the children will absolutely love how these cards change colors, and they’ll keep playing with them. And you can always change the image inside to whatever you like, be it Santa, a reindeer, or an elf.
Get more information on magic trick Christmas cards on Hello Wonderful.
Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Craft
These pipe cleaner Christmas cards are the definition of easy-peasy. Even the little ones can make them on their own.
All you’ll need is a few green pipe cleaners, some plain cardstock, and gold star stickers, and you’ll end up with a couple of adorable Christmas cards in a matter of minutes.
Find out how to do this pipe cleaner Christmas tree craft on Crafty Morning.
Christmas Tree Shadow Box Card
If you want to go all out on your Christmas cards, then this festive Christmas tree shadow box card will be an excellent choice for you.
Yes, it can be a bit of a pain to put together, but the final result will look so beautiful and festive that you’ll want to display them in your own home. And of course, the same will apply to your friends and family.
Get the tutorial for this Christmas tree shadow box card on Jennifer Maker.
Button Snowman Card
This button snowman card should be your go-to if you want something that’s super simple to make. White buttons, red ribbons, and a plain card will be all you need to make this sweet little card. Once you’re done, pack the cards into pretty envelopes, and your snowmen will be on their way to relay your greetings.
Get inspired by the button snowman card on Scrappin’ With DeeDee.
Snow Globe Shaker Cards
If you want to wow your friends and family this season, make them some snow globe shaker cards.
To tell the truth, this is the most brilliant card idea I’ve ever come across, and thankfully, it’s not that challenging to execute.
Make snow globe shaker cards by following the tutorial on May Holicraft.
Eraser Stamp Holiday Cards
These eraser stamp holiday cards are perfect for kids. You can simply draw or print out the main image, then have your kids decorate it by using the eraser on top of a pencil and some green, red, and blue watercolors.
Your kids will find the stamping process incredibly entertaining, and their grandparents will absolutely love the sweet little cards.
Get the tutorial for eraser stamp holiday cards on Lia Griffith.
Stitched Gift Cards
If you prefer threads and needles to paintbrushes and watercolors, then these stitched gingham-inspired Christmas cards are absolutely perfect for you.
You can choose any color fabric patches you want and then stitch them onto a card. You can also embellish your card’s envelope in a similar way if you want to go the extra mile.
Visit a Spoonful of Sugar Designs to make these awesome stitched gift cards.
Christmas Pixel Pop-Up Cards
Our last card for this article is this wonderful Christmas pixel pop-up card.
I absolutely love how this card looks. It reminds me of old video games and Lego pieces. By using a specific technique, you can make various pixelated Christmas-themed cards that’ll wow and delight your party guests.
Get the tutorial for Christmas pixel pop-up cards on Mini Eco.
So, what did you think of our Christmas card ideas? Did you find one that you want to replicate this holiday season? If so, let us know which one, and good luck crafting.