Christmas Cards to Make

Making Christmas cards for friends and family is a great excuse to sit down with your children for a good long crafty session! We've got ideas here for all ages, and enough to keep you busy for a long time. Older children can make some of these easy Christmas cards on an assembly line basis!

See also our Printable Christmas Cards and our Christmas Colouring Cards

3D Christmas Tree Card

3D Christmas Tree Card 2

We've used two different papers (one plain, one patterned) and a simple Christmas tree template to make this stunning card. Fold it to put it into an envelope, so that the recipient can make it "pop up"!

Button Christmas Tree Card

Button Christmas Tree Card

Making this cute Christmas tree card takes some careful placing and gluing, so it is a good craft to keep the kids busy on a wintery afternoon! And we think the finished result looks fabulous. Of course you could adapt this craft in many different ways - some of which we suggest below.

Christmas Cards with Glitter

Christmas Cards with Glitter

We had fun (and got very sticky) applying all sorts of glittery substances to these cards. You could use any of the template designs on our Christmas templates page, but the tree, star and stocking work particularly well.

Christmas Tree Shapes Cards

Christmas Tree Shapes Cards

These homemade Christmas cards are quick and simple to make but very pretty, need little in the way of supplies, and can be adapted or all age groups. The basic card is simply a small triangle and a small rectangle of card, dressed up in a variety of ways.

Craft Gem Christmas Tree Card

Craft Gem Christmas Tree Card

Craft gems are sparkly and fun to arrange and stick, and this craft gem Christmas tree card is sure to be appreciated by the recipient, so why not encourage the kids to make it for someone special this Christmas!

Cut Out Christmas Cards

Cut Out Christmas Cards

These cut out Christmas cards are simple to make but they look extra special and are sure to be appreciated!

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Embellished Christmas Tree Colouring Card

Embellished Christmas Tree Colouring Card

Turn a simple Christmas tree colouring page into a beautiful Christmas card with some extra embellishments! This is a fun project for all ages and the card is sure to be appreciated by whoever receives it!

Engraved Foil Card

Engraved Foil Card

Who would have thought that a simple piece of kitchen foil could be turned into such a special Valentine's Day card!

You will need:

Piece of kitchen foil Newspaper Thin paint brush Glue Card blank

Fabric Edged Card

Fabric Edged Card

This card looks very pretty as it comes out of the envelope. Take your cue from the fabric you use as to how to decorate the rest of the card.

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Fabric Shape Card

Fabric Shape Card

Here's a very quick way to make your own handmade Christmas cards, with a very pretty result!

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Glitter Glue Cards

Glitter Glue Cards

Painting with glitter glue is fun, and kids can really let go with their imagination to create these pretty Christmas cards!

You will need:

Card blanks Glitter glue

Glittery Shape Card

Glittery Shape Card

This card can be adjusted so that all ages of kids can produce a really pleasing result and have fun in the making!

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Holly Leaf Card

Holly Leaf Card

This is a very quick - but cute - Christmas card for kids to make for friends and family.

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Initial Christmas Card

Initial Christmas Card

This Initial Christmas card is very quick to make!

You will need:

A card blank Glue Sequins or glitter

Metallic Design Christmas Cards

Metallic Design Christmas Cards

These cards couldn't be simpler: all you need is a gold and silver pen, and some imagination! Make sure you work in a well ventilated room and remind children not to work too closely to the pens.

Penguin Card

Penguin Card

This penguin card is made with basic construction paper or card supplies, our printable template, and a set of googly eyes! Fun for Christmas or perhaps winter birthdays?

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Card

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Card

This pom pom Christmas tree card is so simple to make, but younger kids will enjoy the arranging the sticking! Our pom poms are very carefully arranged!

Pompom Christmas Tree

Pompom Christmas Tree

Sarah and Jack made this pompom Christmas tree to give as a Christmas card, but you could use green card rather than paper and make a larger tree to hang or display standing instead.

Ribbon Diecut Card

Ribbon Diecut Card

This ribbon die-cut card is a good "assembly line" card when lots are needed quickly! You can of course cut your own shapes out of pretty Christmas paper very quickly, instead of using die-cuts.

Ribbon Picture Card

Ribbon Picture Card

This is a good card if you need something that the children can turn out quickly - even "assembly line" style! There are lots of pretty Christmas ribbons available in the shops with pictures on them.

Santa on his Sleigh Card

Santa on his Sleigh Card

There is some very tricky cutting out involved in this Christmas card so it is only suitable for older, patient children! But as you can see, the finished card is really spectacular!

Simple Christmas Cards

Simple Christmas Cards

These simple Christmas cards are made quickly and easily with the help of stickers or buttons and a swift dab of glue! Vary your materials according to the age of the children.

Stripy Christmas Card

Stripy Christmas Card

This homemade Christmas card was thrown together out of the scraps of some of our other cards, but is one of the most effective. Be warned - you will get sticky making this one!

Tinsel Christmas Tree

Tinsel Christmas Tree

This Tinsel Christmas Tree is a fun Christmas craft for kids of all ages. Use it to make a Christmas card or just a Christmas picture.

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