26 Cute and Festive Handmade Christmas Card Ideas

Looking for simple handmade Christmas cards to make this year? We have rounded up 26 of the best DIY holiday cards you have ever seen!

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Best Handmade Christmas Card Ideas for Adults to Make

Grinch Card

The Grinch is such an iconic character during Christmastime, wouldn’t you agree? So it’s the perfect way to celebrate the season! With the printable template, this card will come together in no time, requiring minimal to no crafting skills!

Easy Handmade Watercolor Christmas Card Ideas

This watercolor Christmas card is so beautiful and natural looking. There are nine ideas for some easy and inexpensive cards this year. All requiring simple materials most of which you probably already have at home.

Paper Quilling Christmas Tree Card

Paper quilling Christmas tree cards are so unique. I love how it just pops right off the card. It’s so beautiful your family will want to save it to use to decorate with! Or whoever you may be sending it to.

Simple Santa Christmas Card

With just a handful of simple materials, you’ll have a beautiful Santa card that comes together in no time, but still super fun and festive.

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Free Printable DIY Christmas Cards: Floral Joy

If you want to make homemade Christmas cards this year but aren’t super crafty then this one is perfect for you! Simply print out the beautiful floral joy cards on your color printer and voila you’ve got yourself some pretty amazing Christmas cards.

Easy Holiday Cards

I just love 3D looking cards. With some printing, folding, cutting, and pasting you’ll be able to create these super easy holiday cards to send to your loved ones this year!

DIY String Art Christmas Cards

These DIY string art Christmas cards are super colorful and unique. You can personalize each family member’s card this year with any shape you’d like!

Gingerbread House Card

So festive and nostalgic are these Gingerbread house cards. All of the colors really make the “candy” pop off the house.

Snow Globe Photo Card DIY

Here’s another precious snow globe photo card. There’s nothing better than receiving a handmade photo card in the mail at Christmastime.

Coloring Page Christmas Cards

If you love to color, then these super adorable coloring page Christmas cards are perfect for you. Grab some glitter brush pens to make these cards truly magical looking!

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Snow Globe Christmas Card

The little sequences inside of the snow globe sure do give it extra flair! So simple to put together with the printable template that’s included, but still personal.

Embroidered Tree Holiday Cards and Gift Tags

Have you ever heard of embroidered cards? These truly unique cards are minimalistic and elegant all at the same time. Great for a holiday card or a tag for a gift. Make them as simple or intricate as you’d like.

Free Printable Christmas Cards

Want a homemade Christmas card but short on time? No worries, your cards can still have a handmade touch with these free printable Christmas cards. These cards are so simple and come with two templates.

Q-Tip Painted Holiday Trees

I absolutely love these Q-tip painting holiday trees. So colorful and easy yet still so beautiful. Get creative and come up with different designs and shapes.

Paint Chip Christmas Cards

There’s nothing better than using free supplies to craft with! And that’s just what you’ll do with these cute paint chip Christmas cards. So cute and they come together in no time at all, a perfect choice if you need to make a bunch of cards!

Book Page and Stamp Christmas Cards

I love being able to upcycle materials when it comes to crafting! If you have extra books or newspapers you no longer want, this is the perfect way to use those up while still making cute cards.

Christmas Gnome Shaker Card

An alternative to the globe photo Christmas cards are these whimsical Gnome shaker cards. The layers of paper give this card an amazing 3D look.

Easy DIY Christmas Card

A great way to use up those crafting supplies around the house is with this super simple and so adorable Christmas card. Apply gemstones, sequins, or even buttons to folded card stock and add some “string!”

Elf Quote Printables for Christmas

On a time crunch? No worries, use these cute Elf quote printables to create unique and fun Christmas cards this year for your family. While they used these as a sign, you can totally turn them into cards just as easy. Great for all of the Buddy fans out there!

3D Christmas Cards

What says winter better than Christmas trees, snowflakes, and the color blue? Your family will absolutely love these 3D Christmas tree cards this year. Only a few simple supplies are needed!

Christmas Tree Card

These cards just make me smile! There’s nothing better at Christmas than driving around looking at lights. Or maybe there could be with these adorable Christmas tree window cards!

10 Free Christmas Embroidery Patterns

Get ready for Christmas this year with these 10 free embroidery patterns. So many options to choose from, you might end up making them all! Fit them to the size of the card you would like to make and get to stitching!

The House That Lars Built for Hallmark

If you’ve got some extra time on your hands and a Cricut cutting machine, then these intricate cards are perfect for you. Really festive and adorable! Your family and friends will surely love them!

Waffle Flower: Snow Globe Shaker Cards

Christmas shaker cards are so much fun! Here’s another option for you with this cute snow globe shaker card. This card is so versatile, change out the background paper and sequin to fit your design!

Holiday Stamp-a-Stack Reindeer Card

Layering is the key to this stamp a stack reindeer card. The layering makes it pop off of the adorable background music sheet paper. These are so precious you’ll have a hard time deciding on which one to make!

Festive Blown Watercolor Ornaments DIY Holiday Card Tutorial

A little artistic drawing skills are required for this blown watercolor ornament holiday card. These cards may take some time and skill but they are oh so worth it. Your friends and family will agree!

We can’t wait to see which cards you chose to make! All of them of so beautiful that we had a hard time choosing one ourselves!

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