Whether you’re sending cards for your family, friends, or coworkers, making your own is always a nice gesture. Not only does it save you money, but a hand-crafted card sends a message that you put time and thought into it.
You can easily make your own personalized Christmas cards at home with the help of some simple craft supplies and a little creativity. Besides, they’re sure to make your loved ones smile!
Make a card Santa for kids to give away this year
There’s no better way to spread holiday cheer than with the help of a cute DIY craft. So if you have some kids in your life, here are three simple, yet fun, projects that will help you create something they’ll cherish forever:
1. Pop-up card with a Santa Claus figure
This is a fun and easy project for kids to make. All you need is a piece of green construction paper and some scissors.
To start, cut a piece of green paper to make the base for your chimney and Santa’s body. Also, cut a long strip of red paper to make the Santa hat. Once you’ve finished, use a pair of scissors to trim the excess pieces so they don’t protrude from the front of your chimney and Santa’s body.
2. Folding crease for the card
To make your card a bit easier to fold, mark a 5″ crease on the middle of the card with a pencil. This will allow you to make a clean fold when you’re ready to fold it in half.
3. Santa’s face with a pom-pom nose and googly eyes
To finish off your card, glue the small red pom-pom nose on the top of the Santa’s head and add a pair of googly eyes to the top of the beard. You can also draw a mouth and eyebrows with pencil on the Santa’s face and gluing them in place.
4. Santa’s hat and beard are ready to pop up
Once you’ve completed all the steps above, you can finally turn your homemade pop-up card into a real Christmas card for your friends and family. The finished pop-up card will look professional and attractive!
5. A ready-made Christmas card template can be found at Canva.
Canva offers thousands of templates for you to choose from, so you can create a unique and memorable Christmas card for your loved ones. Browse designs ranging from Santa and snowflakes to family portraits and illustrated holiday scenes. Simply choose a template that suits your personal style and customize it to your heart’s content.
6. Customize your card with a photo, image, or logo
You can add photos, icons, shapes, and stickers to your design to imbibe the spirit of the season. Then, choose a layout that best conveys your message to the recipients.
7. A personalized Christmas card is a great gift for your friends and family
Your friends and family will remember you every year when they receive a personalized card from you during the holidays. You can create a card using your own family photo, artwork, or a logo. Then, share it on social media and spread the holiday cheer!