In this post: Looking for a convenient way to create holiday cards? Try these free printable Christmas cards, save money and print as many as you like.⇒
Did you ever just completely miss the holiday card sending season?
Like, you fully expected to have the nicest cards made with a fabulous family photo on the best quality paper and an engraved personalized signature.
And then life took over and in addition to the normal daily tasks, you now added holiday decorating, gift buying, cookie baking and perhaps travel and entertaining.
And before you knew it, it was too late to have the cards made, you’d already received cards from half the people on your list and the whole endeavor seemed like old news.
And so you let it go and promised yourself next year it would be different.
Except if ‘next year’ happens to be THIS year, maybe you’ve already decided to forego the family photoshoot. You haven’t traveled so there are no vacation shots. And you’re not running to the stationer’s to have custom cards made.
You barely can get to CVS to buy packaged cards.
I may be able to help.
Today I’m joining with a wonderful group of bloggers for a blog hop hosted by my friend Kristen from Ella Claire & Co. This is a fun hop I participate in a few times a year that features DIY printables.
This time our theme is holiday printables and each post offers a free printable that you can download yourself with instructions on how to use it. Please be sure to visit the other posts linked at the bottom of this one.
It just so happens that the printables I’ve designed for this blog hop are FREE printable Christmas cards.
If you’ve got a printer, all you need is nice quality paper, something to cut them out with and you’ve got yourself as many Christmas cards as you’d like.
The artwork was designed for a 5″ x 7″ card, although if you’re good with printer settings, you can adjust for other sizes.
I’m offering the first card two ways. For those who want the look of a perfectly cut finished card, I recommend buying 5″ x 7″ blank cards and printing directly on them. (Be sure to set both the print size and paper size to 5″ x 7″.)
If you want the full set and prefer to print on a paper size you’re already familiar with, I’ve also provided an option to print on 8 1/2″ x 11″ paper. There will be (2) 5×7 cards on each sheet which you can cut out with scissors or a paper cutter.
For either option, I recommend using heavyweight card stock. For greeting cards I love to use watercolor paper with a lovely soft texture, which is linked in the resource section below.
I also suggest setting your printer on the highest quality print setting. I choose ‘photo quality’ and select the ‘matte photo paper’ setting on my printer.
There are 4 designs in this set, with different options for writing a personal note and signing your cards.
Some have blank bands at the bottom for a short greeting or signature, one has space in the center for writing a longer note, or you can simply write as much as you’d like on the reverse side of the cards.
If you’re good with a printer and figuring out the settings, you can even type out your names to print your signatures on the bottom of the cards. Test it on inexpensive plain copy paper until you’re sure you know what you’re doing.
Or simply sign it by hand, as the colors are pale enough to write on.
Add a basic envelope meant for 5″ x 7″ cards and you’re good to go!
- You can see a close up view of the artwork below, first how it comes on the 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets with 2 Christmas cards to a sheet, and below that, how it comes if you’re printing directly on 5″ x 7″ cards. In both cases the finished size of the cards is 5″ x 7″.
- Do not print from the artwork below as it’s not optimal print quality (which is why you see the “sample” watermark). Instead follow the instructions for downloading the printer-quality artwork.
The 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheets with 2 cards:
The individual 5″ x 7″ card:
Download Your Free Printables
If you’d like a FREE copy of the first printable Christmas card, click HERE for the download to print individual 5×7 cards.
(You do not need an account on Box.com. Just click the Download button in the top right corner.)
If you’d like the full set of designs, subscribe to become a member today!
Simply fill out the form below for FREE access to the subscribers only library. You’ll get the complete suite along with access to several other printables, ebooks and more. New items are added every few weeks. Enjoy!
(If you’re already a subscriber, you can click the library link in the email you got today, or in any email I send.)
• Please remember that these are for personal use only.
Printable Christmas Cards Source List
To get the look, click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. If an item is out of stock but may be restocked, I left it on the list.
(This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
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