These FREE printable Christmas cards are just what you need for gift giving or spreading holiday cheer with thoughtful personalized messages to your friends, family, or co-workers.
Be prepared this christmas season, having several styles of cards that can be personalized & used for anything that pop-up around the holidays or even sending out thank-you’s!
These printable cards are blank inside, allowing them to be customized to fit any holiday occasion and sure can be a lifesaver for a last-minute gift drop-off on the front porch or for leaving a special note the lovely people who take care of your parents in a retirement home.
I have a strong feeling this 2020 Christmas is one that hand-written cards are appreciated more than ever, so get out your pen and show someone who may be feeling not so special or a bit lonely just how much you care by communicating the ‘old fashioned way’. It will make you both feel GOOD and we all could use more good feelings.
In this Merry, Merry Everything Card Set, I have included 4 different printable card styles along with a matching, printable envelope and note papers for you ‘long winded’ types like me!
GREETING CARD PRINTING | SUGGESTED BEST PRACTICES
These printable cards have been created and formatted to print a 4.75 x 6.75” card which will fit a 5×7” envelope once trimmed along the cutting lines and creased!
BEST MEDIA FOR PRINTING CHRISTMAS CARDS AT HOME.
These greeting card will print best on bright white, matte cardstock paper, but if you are feeling creative, try other types of media if your printer will accept it and let me know how it goes!
BEST PRINTER & SETTINGS
Printer: Whatever home printer you have will print these images fine, the test is, if your printer can handle cardstock.
IMPORTANT! Settings: It is important when you print these images that you choose the setting to print to actual size, not shrink to fit page and choose the setting that is proper for the paper media you have chosen to print on.
PRINT ONLY THE CARD IMAGES YOU WANT:
Within your printer settings, make sure you choose which pages from the PDF to print, or my instructions and art copyrights will also print.
TRIMMING YOUR PRINTED CARDS
When trimming my printed cards, I like to use a ruler and a bone folder to indent where my craft knife needs to slide prior to cutting. I have left a full (but light) trim line around the images because I have found it to work best, even for those of you who may not have a paper trimmer and instead use scissors to cut this out!
FOLDING YOUR PRINTED GREETING CARD
To fold your cards, ideally you will use a bone folder to get that perfect crease in your cardstock.
If you don’t have a bone folder, you can use the spine of a book, a soft edged ruler or even an orange peeler to give that crisp fold instead of the wrinkled edge that comes with just trying to fold a piece of cardstock in half.
CHOOSING AN ENVELOPE FOR YOUR CARD
I made this set of cards just a little smaller than a 5×7 envelope so you will not struggle stuffing them! You can use some of your own preassembled envelopes if you have them OR print the included dotty holiday envelope on your home printer using regular weight copy paper.
Use a doubled adhesive or tape runner to assemble the envelope once cut out, just make sure to apply your adhesive on the bottom 50% of the bottom flap only.
These Greeting Cards are for PERSONAL USE.
Meaning PLEASE don’t sell, give away, share the link etc. You can use ONE of my images to direct people to this post w/ a specific link, but not provide the direct link to download the pdf.
GRAPHIC SUPPLIES USED IN THE CREATION OF THESE CARDS
CLIP ART IMAGES & DIGITAL PAPERS
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