With Christmas decor decking your halls, you’re starting to get the itch to sound out your season’s greetings IRL. During the holidays, a festive email or cutesy text won’t do. Instead, break out the scissors and glue to DIY a few heartfelt cards to send via snail mail. As far as holiday DIYs go, these cards will definitely have your family and friends feeling jolly! Scroll on and get crafting — the post office gets a bit crazy this time of year.
1. Printable Santa DIY Holiday Card: Send seasonal messages with one of the season’s jolliest characters, St. Nicholas. You’ll recall from tales as a tot that Santa had cheery colored cheeks and a fluffy white beard. Be imaginative when making St. Nick come to life on your holiday card. (via HGTV)
2. Christmas Cocoa Card Holder DIY: Sending a Christmas card with good wishes is nice, but when the card contains something special inside, it seems so much sweeter. Craft a holiday card to look like a delicious drink and tuck in a gift card for good measure. This just might be the merriest card of all. (via Damask Love)
3. Gingerbread Card DIY: Send a card that is sweet to look at, but even yummier to bite into once it’s opened. Who wouldn’t want to receive an edible gingerbread house in the mail? (via One Charming Party)
4. Personalized Sprig Card DIY: Sometimes, less is more. With a simple sprig-adorned card, you’ll capture the season perfectly. Attach holly, rosemary, pine or other woodsy elements to white card stock, and complete the look by writing your greeting. So simple, yet so chic. (via Spoon Fork Bacon)
5. Studio DIY 2016 December Daily Mini Kit ($20): The traditional well wishes are always appreciated, but fun sayings like ”Happy Holla Days” and ”Up to Snow Good” keep it light and fresh. Studio DIY is always up with what’s trending, and now you can be too with this fun DIY pack.
6. Gold Foil Edged Notecards DIY: Red and green are the expected colors of Christmas, but bright, vivid gem tones are a great way to liven up someone’s mantle or fridge. Add touches of gold to neon envelopes for a luxe holiday feel. (via Damask Love)
7. Printable Holiday Ornament Tree Card DIY: Okay, this DIY is actually to make 3D Christmas ornaments, but they are so cute that they can work double duty as a holiday card too. After following the instructions, pen your wishes on one of the tree’s sides with a pretty, sparkly pen. (via Oh Happy Day)
8. Confetti Pocket Greeting Card DIY: No matter the season, there is always a reason to have confetti. DIY a pocket confetti card as a no-brainer way to wish your friends a happy new year. (via Lauren Conrad)
9. Merry Christmas French Fry Inspired Card DIY: Wish your home fries a merry one with the ultimate holiday card inspired by an order of small fries. Just don’t leave ’em hungry — throw in a gift card for IRL fries at their favorite place. (via Studio DIY)
12. Photo Holiday Cards: Glitter and glue are go-to items for card making, but adding a picture of you and the family is also a welcomed touch. Whether you decide to create your own photo card or have it made elsewhere, there are no limitations on how to style your holiday portrait. Fun colors like the one pictured above are refreshingly merry. (via The House That Lars Built)
13. Pipe Cleaner Christmas Cards DIY: Use found objects around your home to make joyful cards. A little snip of a pipe cleaner makes the design options seem endless. The pink and silver candy cane definitely take the Christmas cake. (via Martha Stewart Living)
14. Joyeux Christmas Card DIY: Now you’re just getting fancy using French words to wish all a Merry Christmas. Let fancy go formal and use these as place card settings for your big holiday dinner party. The copper-edged touch takes the card from merry to magnifique! (via BLDG 25)
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