14 Handmade Holiday Cards

Get crafting to create a holiday card friends and family are sure to remember. From cards the kids can make to three-dimensional greetings that combine multiple techniques, we've got you covered.

Photo By: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

Photo By: Picasa ©ten22 studio 2013

©ten22 studio | Rennai Hoefer

Graphic Christmas Tree Card

Surprise friends and family with this cute, three-dimensional card. Trendy chevron, trellis and polka-dot patterns plus traditional Christmas colors equal a hip card that really pops. Our easy tutorial, below, and printable templates will make assembling this card a breeze.

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Kids' Craft: Santa Holiday Card

Our free printable template and step-by-step instructions make crafting this cute card a snap, even for the littlest crafters. Just print out the design then let the kids go to town embellishing it however they'd like.

Holiday Card With Colorful Felt Pennants

This charming handmade card gets its vintage-inspired look from layers of patterned paper. A trendy (and easy-to-create) felt pennant adds the perfect finishing touch. Get step-by-step instructions.

Glittered Photo Card

Embellish our free printable template with a favorite family photo surrounded by a glitzy, glittered frame to create a holiday greeting they'll treasure for many years to come. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions.

Falling Snow Holiday Shaker Card

What would the holidays be without a little snow? Send warm-climate friends and family an interactive holiday shaker card with a magical falling-snow effect. Get step-by-step instructions.

Kids' Craft: Yarn Embellished Ornament Card

This easy-to-craft card is the perfect way for kids to let grandparents or any distant relatives or friends know that they're thinking of them around the holidays. Just print our free template then embellish with a bit of yarn or twine. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.

Modern Ornament Holiday Card

This sophisticated card is sure to impress. Everyone appreciates a handmade card, and our exclusive printable templates make crafting one a snap. Get step-by-step instructions.

3-D Felt Christmas Tree Card

Layers of patterned paper and felt give this card texture and a three-dimensional look that makes it a holiday card standout. Get step-by-step instructions.

Vintage Sheet Music Christmas Card

Forget store-bought, mass-produced Christmas cards. Show friends and family how special they are with vintage-inspired handmade holiday cards. Get step-by-step instructions.

Fun Felt Cards

These easy felt cards come together in a snap and their soft texture and bright colors ensure they'll stand out from the pack. To create, use pinking shears to cut a 5" x 7" dark-gray felt rectangle for each card. Next, cut colorful felt into assorted holiday-themed shapes and glue onto card base. Finish by stitching on holiday greetings which have been printed onto paper. Image courtesy of Melanie Blodgett

Bird and Branch Holiday Card

A pinecone adds texture and a sophisticated natural touch to this charming handmade card. Get step-by-step instructions.

Feliz Navidad Handmade Holiday Card

Layer ribbon and fabric trims to create a colorful piñata-inspired handmade Christmas card. Get step-by-step instructions.

Pop-Up Christmas Card

Delight friends and family with this easy-to-create holiday card with a pop-up message tucked inside. Get step-by-step instructions.

Photo Wreath Ornament Card

Surprise friends and family with glittering wreath-shaped photo cards that can also be used as an ornament. Be sure to include a recent family photo so they can see what you've been up to. Get step-by-step instructions.

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