15 DIY Christmas Card Ideas to Spread Some Homemade Holiday Cheer

Some inspiration to get you crafty and creative this year.

When it comes to expressing heartfelt Christmas wishes, nothing beats a handmade card. DIY Christmas cards bring a personal touch that store-bought and Canva-generated ones just can't match. It's an unexpected way to show the people in your life how much they mean to you during the most wonderful time of the year.

Plus, making them is fun! Especially if you do it while listening to Christmas songs and sipping on hot cocoa.

DIY-ing your own holiday cards is a great tradition for kids, adults, and seniors alike. And you don't have to have a background in arts and crafts to whip up something beautiful. So long as you have a decent tutorial and the necessary supplies—along with a tablecloth you don't mind getting glue and paint on—you're good to go. Even if it's a little messy or ripe with imperfections, the effort and thought put into creating these cards make them all the more special for whoever they're addressed to.

From hand-stitched reindeer to holiday lights made out of fingerprints (yep, you read that correctly), the internet is ripe with inspiration for DIY Christmas cards. To help narrow down your options, we've compiled a list of 15 ideas that anyone can recreate.

These simple but effective designs will surely bring a smile to your loved ones' faces and make them feel extra cherished this holiday season.

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