35 Christmas Greeting Cards Ideas That Can Propel You to DIY Your Own

Every year in remembrance of what Lord Jesus did to save people from their sins, we celebrate Christmas. Three to four months before this auspicious day, we start preparations such as bringing gifts for our near and dear ones, greeting them with wonderful greeting cards and always a wish to do something different.

If you have a thirst to do something different then here we have some DIY ideas for you that you can use and prepare your own Christmas greeting cards with love. Making something on your own gives a different feeling rather than using those ready made things available in the market.

Today with these modern communication systems, just forwarding the greetings doesn’t give that festive feeling which a hand written message or a handmade greeting card gives. It’s time for you to get some time from your busy schedule and get involved in preparing lovely Christmas Greeting cards for your near dear ones. Let’s do something new this year and surprise those who value us the most and who are important to us.

Read ahead and we are sure this guide will give you an awesome idea which will enable you to prepare wonderful greeting cards. These cards will display your feelings. Start feeling the difference:

Be Merry Christmas Card

You can easily create this Christmas greeting card within few minutes. What you need is a few minutes of free time, some colorful buttons, two beautiful looking artificial roses (you can also use real ones if you manage to get them within short span of time because then they will lose their beauty but your card will be filled with fragrance), a cardboard sheet, Silver glitter or any color that you wish to use and some good background.

  • Cut the cardboard sheet into two rectangular shapes ( you can also cut into the shapes of your own liking or creativity)
  • Draw the branches or get them from any old book.
  • Highlight them with silver glitter or any other glitter color
    You can also cover the cardboard with marble paper and stick or draw branches or any natural scenery on it.
  • Make use of the buttons to make a flower or some fruits hanging on the branch.
  • And if you are a calligraphy expert or know someone who is good at it; then write “Be Merry Christmas” in a stylish way. You can also put a stamp of it but your own writings will make a difference.
  • Place those two roses in such a manner that it enhances the beauty of the card like the one you can see here.

This Christmas card is now ready and you can use it to greet people around you. This will definitely give you a wonderful feeling because it is made by your efforts. Enjoy the fruits of your efforts. Get the tutorial

Be Merry Christmas Card

Merry and Bright Rudolph Card

It is fun to make your own greeting cards for every festival. This gives you a feeling that you are wishing someone by heart and not just for the sake of wishing. Well, if you really want to make cards on your own, you need to start early.

Because when the holidays begin, you may be short of time. Once this idea of making own cards strikes your mind, the first thing is searching for several ideas and one such idea is having an amazing card with sketches of birds, animals, flowers decorated with shining ribbons.

This Merry and Bright Rudolph Card is one that you can create within minutes, depending on your creativity; you can alter the background, use different colors and most important decorate it with materials that are easily available to you.

See how it is made, take a chart paper; cut it in the desired shape (here it is rectangle), cover it with marble paper or any colorful craft paper or color it with water color of your choice then make a sketch or we can say outline of any bird, animal or flower; cut it along and use those woolen balls to display its eyes, nose etc.

Make sure you have a good color contrast system as this will make it attractive. Write in a stylish language, may be calligraphy or use letter stickers for “Merry and Bright”. This tutorial will make it easy for you to understand.

Share attractive greetings with this card. Get the tutorial

Merry and Bright Rudolph Card

Snow Globe Shaker Cards

Another great idea of wishing Merry Christmas is using this wonderful greeting card. Yes, you can purchase it but make it on your own as this will give you a pleasant feeling. As you can see the background is completely filled with snow and this is what names the card as “Snow Globe”

The card is divided into two parts; front one just has the round shape and the back one has the snowy background with glittery hills and Christmas trees leading you into the wonderful imagination of the snowy world.

You can easily create this card. Just cut the card shape from the Chart paper, cut in such a way that it can kept on a table. Cut the card front in the circular shape and for the back design, cut a separate circle shape; decorate it with glitters, shimmer papers, Christmas trees ( you can get them from newspapers or old books) or draw one yourself and once you finish its decoration, stick it to the back. Now add some sequins and cover the back using dimensional adhesive. This will allow sequins to move around the shape.

Amazing idea isn’t it; you can make any number of cards in various colors. Try it out this DIY idea. Use this tutorial as reference. Get the tutorial

Snow Globe Shaker Cards

Paint Chip Christmas Cards

Handmade cards add glory to your feelings. A creative mind can easily create such Paint Chip Christmas Cards. Just you need some good color papers, chart paper, few decorative items like as stones or diamonds and shimmering paper and some thermocol. Cut the stars from the thermocol and shimmer paper, Get some stripped card papers and cut them in the shape of mountains or trees.

Use some sticker stones; take a card stock paper of blue or any color that you like and select appropriate color contrast so that the card looks beautiful as you can see here. Get the tutorial

Paint Chip Christmas Cards

Button Snowman Card

Snowman and Santa are famous during Christmas. This Button Snowman Card is more popular during Christmas festival. It is easy to make this card. Just get some white buttons of unequal size and some decorative ribbons as well as piece of cardboard or chart paper.

Select the type of design for making its decorative background. Adjust the buttons in ascending order according to their size and use card stock paper to make the Snowman hat with some glitters.

Write greetings like “Happy Holidays” or “Happy Christmas’ or Draw them and color them. Make it as decorative as you can. Get the tutorial

Button Snowman Card

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card

Looking at this Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card, you may feel that it is difficult to create one however it is not so. Take a design card paper and decorate with maroon color wide strip to make an attractive border.

Now cut any design paper or combine three four design papers and cut them in equal length. Use a plain card stock paper for that oval shape and green plain card paper for that stylish border. Just keep in mind to use same design papers for the Christmas tree as well as you can see here. Add a glittering star at the top of the tree and then stick the Merry and Bright sticker or write it in a unique calligraphy style. Get the tutorial

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card

Eraser Stamp Cards

Wishing Christmas with a greeting card made on your own. These erase stamp cards can be created effortlessly. Just take a card paper and decorate it with any design paper that makes an amazing background. Now, use a satin ribbon, create small cards having a Christmas tree, a snow man and Christmas greetings written on them. Here, you can just draw and color them.

Get some used erasers, cut them in equal shapes and decorate them with unique designs; stick them to the card paper with good glue. In the same manner, include some pencils as well. A new stylish card is ready for you before Christmas, continue making as many as you want. Get the tutorial

Eraser Stamp Cards

Burlap Tree Ornament Gift Cards

Search the net and you will get enormous Christmas card ideas; this one we felt is one of the best. Using Burlap to make wonderful Christmas cards; cut the burlap in three equal size mini triangle shapes.

Using hot glue gun, stick the different ribbon designs on this shape and then create a tree trunk from the ribbons or twine and tie the knots at the end. Now stick this to the burlap across all the ribbons with hot glue gun and finally stick them to the small pennants.

You can make best out of waste using scrap ribbons and burlap fabric. Try out different ideas and convert scrap material into amazing Christmas cards. Get the tutorial

Burlap Tree Ornament Gift Cards

Felt Christmas Cards

A combination of small Christmas cards fixed to one card gives you a wonderful Christmas feeling. Cut cardboard into small rectangle shapes and then stick some beautiful pictures of Christmas trees, some inspirational slogans, use marble papers to make Christmas trees in unique ways.

Write the text in different manners and then once you are done with all the cards, arrange them in the shape of Christmas tree on a single card. This card will definitely give you a marvelous Christmas feeling. Get the tutorial

Felt Christmas Cards

Glitter JOY Card

This is yet another amazing Christmas card that makes your Christmas a memorable one. Just take a card paper, decorate its borders with glitters (you can either decorate both borders or any two sides)

Now, write “JOY” in a stylish manner and surrounding it, draw some flowers and leaves with pencil sketch. This makes your card unique. Try out such unique ideas and greet your loved ones with creative cards. Get the tutorial

Glitter JOY Card

Stitched Tree Card

Making someone’s holidays happy with your greeting cards is really a good task. Handmade cards make you feel festive. This Stitched tree card is one of the Christmas cards made with fewer efforts.

Use some cotton threads of red and green color, take a white card paper, decorate its one side border with golden glitter and write any text such as “Happy Holidays” with cursive or any writing style that you know the best.

Try making this card on card papers of different colors using various colored woolen threads. Get the tutorial

Stitched Tree Card

Wreath of Silver Peace

Beautiful Christmas card showering your beautiful feelings upon your loved ones; looking at this you might wonder how it is made. Here, we will unveil the secret.

Take a white card paper, use Wondrous Wreath stamp set and emboss the entire card paper with some of the texture impressions then apply the glue to some of the raised dots and scatter it on some dazzling diamond glitters. This adds sparkle to the card.

Now, use any picture or create for this card as we can see here the picture of leaves and use a decorative bow. Finally, write PEACE in small alphabetical case with Silver Glitter. It’s done; your Fancy Christmas Greeting card is ready. Get the tutorial

Wreath of Silver Peace

Traditional Christmas Cards

Creating such cards is really easy for you. What you need is some creative ideas and some decoration materials. As you can see here, this card has two small greeting cards one with stars and other scripting “JOY”.

Take one chart paper or card stock paper, stick any good background design to it, further add stars to give it a Christmas feeling add a ribbon and write any text like the one “Reason for Season”. Now, add an envelope and cut it into stripes so that the background image is clearly visible.

On Another card, write Joy with Glitter letters and put some ball or something that replaces the “O” in the JOY and give it a celebrate touch with a ribbon at the top. Get the tutorial

Traditional Christmas Cards

Embossed Star Card

Embossed cards give you a remarkable feeling. This embossed star card is a unique greeting from you to your loved ones. Get some large background stamps, white embossing powder, white card stock, foam brush and some mist rainbow colors along with hot glue gun.

Use the ink pad to get the image stamp and put that stamp on the white card stock then use white embossing powder, this will get you an embossed image. Now, color the entire white card with different colors and soon you will find the embossed image emerging out then cut the card into your required size and then stick some stars and write some motivational text.

Your Christmas greetings are ready to spread positive feelings. Get the tutorial

Embossed Star Card

Button Christmas Card

Buttons give your card an incredible look. Just take a white card stock, draw some tree branches and stick some colorful buttons on these branches. Write “Merry Christmas” in a unique design. This simple greeting card is ready to use. Get the tutorial

Button Christmas Card

Geometric Christmas Tree Card

How about the idea of having a Christmas tree card with different geometric shapes; a unique idea; isn’t it? Such ideas add glamour to the festival. With our mind, we can add beauty to the festival and make it a memorable one.

It’s very easy to make this simple yet elegant looking Geometric Christmas tree card. Just need some easily available materials such as White card stock, Green marble paper and a sharp knife.

Stick the marble paper or any green template to the back side of the front page of the card paper and then draw these small triangle shapes on the white card stock and cut along these lines with a sharp knife.

It’s really simple. Isn’t it? Get the tutorial

Geometric Christmas Tree Card

Felt and Ribbon Christmas Card

Simple yet elegant looking Christmas card that gives you a mind-blowing feeling. To make this card, you will need a simple red colored strip of any texture, white card stock, smooth cloth and decorative ribbon.

On the white card stock, stick a red strip and then cut the white cloth in a round shape or we can say in a shape of a bomb and add the red decorative strip on it. Stick this bomb shape on the White card stock and draw a string.

Your Felt and Ribbon Christmas card is ready. Get the tutorial

Felt and Ribbon Christmas Card

Reindeer Christmas Cards

An easy to make Christmas card; reindeer Christmas cards. When you have only few minutes of time and you want to quickly create a greeting card; this is for you. Take a white card stock, fold it in a landscape form, draw the pictures of three reindeers and color their faces and mouth with appropriate colors to give a feel of real reindeer.

Rest parts, leave them as they are and your card is ready to greet anyone. Get the tutorial

Reindeer Christmas Cards

Floral Christmas Card

This Christmas card gives you a natural feeling as it has tags that you can add to any of the Christmas cards. You can also create such tags having floral designs or the ones that match the gift wrap or the ones that you want to keep plain and some that have floral designs giving your card the beautiful touch.

Try out these tags to have a complete floral feeling. Get the tutorial

Floral Christmas Card

Penguin Christmas Cards

Simple card with colors that suit your eyes and gives you a cool feeling as if you are sitting near a pond catching fishes or we can say doing fishing from a sea. Create such cool looking cards with a white card stock coloring it with some blue shades; draw a penguin fetching the Christmas gifts out of the huge pond of gifts.

The penguin will definitely fetch out an incredible gift for you. Color the gifts with those that you like and write some wonderful text in a different or simple font as per your liking. Get the tutorial

Penguin Christmas Cards

Musical Joy Christmas Card

Reading its name you might feel it like it is a musical card but this is not true; it is a card with the cover that has musical notes. It’s just a task of minutes to create this card. Just take a card stock of any color, write “JOY” at the bottom corner in letters that are easily readable.

Now, take a musical notes template and cut it from the bottom corner in a shape through which the word “Joy” is clearly readable and then stick this template to the card. Decorate one side border with Golden Glitter and to make it more attractive, add a decorative flower to it.

Super easy and wonderful Christmas card made in minutes. Get the tutorial

Musical Joy Christmas Card

Glitter Christmas Tree Card

This Christmas card too has the strength of converting a sad face into a smiley one. Give a try and you will get the proof. Take the white card stock and then use some textured craft papers or emboss the card stock from within, with a hot glue gun create these small dots.

On this, use some snow burst embossing folders for these 1”, ½” and ¾” circles and then take some glimmer paper, cut it into different shapes such as circles, stars. Organize these shapes in the shape of tree on this card stock.

Glittering Christmas greeting card is ready to use. Get the tutorial

Glitter Christmas Tree Card

Pennant Punch Trees and Stars

To create such surprising cards that give you a wow feeling, take a textured white card stock or you can also create one using embossed powder and embossing folders. Now, choose craft papers of different textures and colors and cut them in triangle and star shapes.

Put some glitter on the dots to give it a shine. Use a string and stick the stars on it. Draw a little pot for the Christmas tree and put some text; either you can stick it or write it as per your need.

This beautiful card is now ready to greet your loved ones. Get the tutorial

Pennant Punch Trees and Stars

Dimensional Ornaments Card

A simple looking card that reflects astounding creativity. Have the brown colored card stock handy, cut the dimensional circles from the blue colored paper and stick them to this card stock paper. Strings you can draw or you can stick them and add red colored stones where the shape and the string join together.

Write Merry Christmas in the left side corner. You can keep this card on your office table and preserve it as a memory. Try using different colors for the dimensional ornaments and also the background. Get the tutorial

Dimensional Ornaments Card

Snowman Christmas Card

A single Christmas card can lead to many ideas and this is what a creative mind does. Looking at this Snowman Christmas Card, we can say what an amazing creative mind the creator has! This can also be made easily.

Take a white card stock; cover its background with some good texture like here it is covered with multicolored stripped paper; then take another white card stock and just cut it into three semi rounds, stick this on the left side of the stripped background.

Add three buttons to show the Snowman’s dress, you can use readymade stickers for the eyes, smile and the nose or draw and color them. Finally, decorate it with a red satin ribbon and fix a sticker or any strip with any slogan or text that resembles the festival as well as snowman. Get the tutorial

Snowman Christmas Card

Mirror Paper Tree Cards

The shape of these cards is unique. For this card, you can use any plain waste invitation cards or also take the fresh hard card paper and cut it in the rectangle shape. If it is plain, use some textures in the contrast of light and dark so as to give mirror effect.

Now, draw two Christmas trees on the green paper; one original and one its opposite. Attach the original tree to the card having light texture and the opposite image to the one with dark texture and just tie a band written “Christmas tree”.

Tie both these cards with a thread in such a way that when you greet someone they must see this mirror paper tree and get amazed with the idea. Get the tutorial

Mirror Paper Tree Cards

Snowman Swinging on a string of lights Card

As the name suggests, we can see the card having a snowman singing on the string of lights. This is a best card for children. You can quickly prepare it with few materials. Take a white card stock, draw the string of lights and you can just draw the lights and add a thread as a string.

Then with transparent glue, put some dots on the card stock, draw a snowman and from another card paper, cut the snowman, stick it to match the drawing, draw the buttons and the scarf and in Childish language write some Greetings.

Your children will really love this smiling snowman. Get the tutorial

Snowman Swinging on a string of lights Card

Two Stars Christmas Card

Clean and graceful, this card with two glittering stars is a wonderful Christmas Greeting that you can make it just a couple of minutes. Take a white card stock paper, cut its corners in round shape, and take another white card stock paper of size smaller than the previous one. Draw two star shapes on this second paper and cut out it in a way that just its border is visible.

In the background, add the silver and red shimmer paper as per the star shape and stick the ribbons in the front in such a way that it looks like these stars are tied with these ribbons.

At the end of the card, write “Merry Christmas” in normal writings with two shining stars. Get the tutorial

Two stars Christmas Card

Two Trees and a Star Cards

While looking at this card, you drop your jaws with the words “WoW!” Let’s quickly learn to make this jaw dropping Christmas card having two trees and a star. Take any textured card stock or may be thick cardboard that you can cover with textured white paper.

Now, use the embossed card paper having small embossed dots or you can create these dots using snow burst embossing folders. At the bottom of this card with dots, tie a smooth white ribbon and decorate the cards borders with the same color as that of trees.

Now, take any textured template, cut it into the tree shapes and decorate it with items like as shining ribbon or white pearls. From the same template, cut the star shape and add beauty to it using a small white pearl.

Your graceful Christmas greeting is ready. Get the tutorial

Two trees and a star Cards

Simple Christmas Cards

Simple Christmas cards that are pleasing to the eye, looks like a 3d card. Take cards of three colors i.e. black, gray and white and on the gray card paper; stick the pictures of trees, snow and mountains or snowy hills.

Now, cut the middle of the white card paper into a vertical rectangle shape and draw some birds using pencil sketch; adjust the cards in such a manner that the trees and snowy hills are clearly visible. Write the text “Merry and Bright” in a stylish manner. Get the tutorial

Simple Christmas Cards

Starry Wishes Cards

This creative Christmas card fills pleasure in the eyes and this will be truly a precious gift for those receiving it. Take a card paper; cover its background with grey textured template. Now, take another gray colored card paper and decorate it with a designer white border.

Cut the stars from any red colored texture template, stick them on this plain grey colored card paper, add some stone stickers and a decorative bow with a Christmas Best Wishes Sticker.

Your card is ready. Get the tutorial

Starry Wishes Cards

Creative Christmas Card With Ornaments

This creative Christmas card looks like a post card. You can make it in two ways either drawing the lines on the card paper or then sticking those ornamental shapes that can be made from other card papers of different colors and can be decorated using glitters or stones.

Take card papers of different colors and cut them in equal round shapes and decorate these shapes with drawings, glitters etc. You can also draw them and sprinkle some embossed powder so they will easily emerge out. Get the tutorial

Creative Christmas Card With Ornaments

Butterflies Christmas Cards

This beautiful card with different butterfly sketches has a wonderful look. Get three colored card papers and cut the butterfly sketches from it. You can also get these from the market and stick to the card paper.

Decorate the background with shimmer and stones and also spray some water color to give it an outstanding effect. Adjust these images on a stand to show that it is holding these butterflies. Use two card papers; one for background and another for butterflies.

Neat and well designed looking Christmas card will definitely serve your purpose. Get the tutorial

Butterflies Christmas Cards

JOY Christmas Card

A stylish card that gives you just JOY; this JOY Christmas card can be created easily. Take a white card paper; decorate its borders with simple looking red color strips, you can also draw these strips.

Cut out the branches and leaves from any picture or book or draw them; use red glitters to give it a shine and use the readily available embossed letters to emerge the feeling of “JOY”.

You can create this card into different colors with different ideas. Enjoy the beauty of this festival with this beautiful card. Get the tutorial

JOY Christmas Card

Jolly Reindeer Paper Clip Christmas Card

A unique idea that makes this card more creative… Jolly Reindeer Paper Clip Christmas card which you can create with 6 card papers. The first one will be the plain white for background, second one will be painted in bright red color and third one will be the same with bright red color having flaps at both ends.

Fourth card paper will be covered with a texture template that resembles the bright red color; here Polka dot template is used and then the fifth one will be again covered with any good texture design template and its borders decorated with green color.

Finally, the sixth one will be decorated with the bright red borders having perfect texture background that matches the previous five card papers. Now, just add the reindeer paper clip to this card paper and stick the word “jolly”, you can write it on a card paper and cut it or you can also use a sticker.

A Christmas greeting card with outstanding look is ready for you. Get the tutorial

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