How to Make Gift Envelopes for Christmas

Wrapping flat and folded objects can present a gift-wrapping conundrum. Rather than sliding around in boxes or getting lost in gift bags amid heaps of tissue paper, nestle slim items, like books or scarves, into these printed gift envelopes for a pretty presentation.

Different types of Christmas wrapping envelopes aranged in a photo.

Christmas Gift Wrap Envelopes

Different types of Christmas wrapping envelopes aranged in a photo.

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Buff Strickland

With a custom design on the front and spaces to write the gift-giver and recipient's names, these offer a chic and easy alternative solution to gifting small, flat items.

Materials Needed

  • large manila folders sized to hold 8-1/2 x 11 sheets
  • 8-1/2 x 11 craft paper or brown card stock
  • glue stick
  • printable templates (see instructions, below)


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Buff Strickland

Download Templates and Print Cover

Download our three custom-designed printable cover templates in red, green or blue, and print each design onto craft paper or card stock. Use a glue stick to mount the printed cover onto the front of the manila envelope, and repeat as needed.


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Buff Strickland

Make It Personal

When the cover sheet is in place, fill in the "To" and "From" lines by neatly writing in the names of the recipient as well as your own. Both you and your loved ones will love this easy-to-wrap (and unwrap) parcel.


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Buff Strickland

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