Mother and daughter creating a Christmas advent calendar.

Handmade Christmas Cards for Kids

Receiving a homemade Christmas card can be as pleasurable as receiving an unexpected gift – particularly when the card is the product of little fingers!

These classic Christmas card designs are simple and fun for you and your child to make. And if things get a little messy, remember that Surf excel has plenty of handy stain removal tips.  

How to Make a Gingerbread Man Christmas Card

You will need:

  • A sheet of sandpaper or tan-coloured paper
  • A gingerbread man cookie cutter
  • Some coloured marker pens
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloured card and paper in festive colours (red, green, gold, white)
  • Narrow ribbon


  1. Fold a piece of coloured card in half.
  2. Cut a square of a different coloured paper and glue it to the front of the card (make sure it opens left to right).
  3. Place the cookie cutter on top the sandpaper and draw around it with a thick black marker pen.
  4. Cut out the gingerbread man and glue it to the front of the card.
  5. Using the marker pens, give your gingerbread man eyes, a mouth, buttons, and any other decoration you feel like.
  6. Take your thin ribbon, tie it into a bow, and glue it to the gingerbread man’s neck.

Christmas card designs and messages

How to Make a Christmas Tree Card

You will need:

  • Green paper or magazine pages
  • Coloured paper
  • Coloured card
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • A gold or silver pen, glitter pen, or decorative items like sequins or stickers


  1. Construct the basic card format as above (Steps 1 and 2).
  2. Cut strips of the green paper and glue one under the other, in a pyramid shape, to form the tree.
  3. Cut a small strip of brown paper to form the trunk of the tree and a different coloured paper pot shape to complete the design.
  4. Use the gold or silver pen to add a star to the top of the tree and decoration to the branches.

Handmade christmas cards

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