Christmas Card Time

I’m starting to see Christmas stuff pop up all over. The radio is already playing Jiggle Bell Rock and stores are advertising black Friday specials and sending out their toy catalogs (in which every toy has been circled with a bright red marker by my two kiddos.)

I’m not sure if I’m ever ready for Christmas before Thanksgiving actually gets here but I am getting a jump on my Christmas cards this year. How about you?

If you are in need of a little boost, I’ve made a bunch of Christmas card templates in 3 sizes for you at my shop.

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I’ll admit that I do not like to spend oodles of money on my photocards so I tend to go with the 4×6 size. It’s hard to beat a price of .12 to .15 cents a print. I make sure to always choose a matte finish to avoid fingerprints. In the past, I have mounted my card on card stock. I like the look of the border and it makes it feel less cheep and flimsy. The only other thing you have to consider is an envelope. I have found that it is very difficult to find the right size so make sure you have your envelopes planned out before you commit to a 4×6 size.

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Here is my card that I made with the above template pack. Credits are at flickr.

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Next I have a 5×7 pack of photocards. I think this size is much nicer and fancier feeling but you’ll pay a bit more. I’ve used Winkflash in the past and if you use their blank photocard option, they’ll send them with envelops. Looks like they are running a sale right now. 25% off their cards and 5×7 are 53¢ so that’s something like .40 cents. Not bad, eh? Shutterfly’s cards are also on sale for .44 cents a card.

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I also have 4×8 photocards as well. I think these are fun sizes and are a little cheaper than the 5x7s. At Winkflash they are on sale for around .30 a print and at Shutterfly they are .32 cents. I have used this size to make my mother-in-law Christmas cards. She has 6 kids plus all of their families so we love the 6 photo option.

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Lastly, I have made a free 4×6 Christmas card to try out or for those of you who are really stretched in the money department this year. Please delete my little tree and add your own element. He he.  I also haven’t retired last years free Christmas card. Gosh, so many options. What are you going to do?

Download this free 4×6 card here. If you download either free card please leave me a comment.

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Now all you have to do is find a darling Christmas scrapbooking kit to help you decorate it. Happy card making. XO

25 comments on Christmas Card Time

  1. anna
    November 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm (4 years ago)

    thanks for sharing and for the reminder to get these done early!

  2. Jamie
    November 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you so much.

  3. StephM
    November 20, 2010 at 5:21 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! Very cute card – many possibilities.

  4. Leslie
    November 20, 2010 at 6:05 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks!! I like last year’s card, too.

  5. Monica
    November 20, 2010 at 7:33 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks !!
    :D

  6. jill
    November 20, 2010 at 8:53 am (4 years ago)

    ty!

  7. Holly P
    November 20, 2010 at 9:08 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you!

  8. Don
    November 20, 2010 at 9:14 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the card. It gives me a chance to practice using them before I buy

  9. Coral
    November 20, 2010 at 10:00 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you!! I love your designs…you are hands down my favorite designer I’ve found on the web!

  10. Missy
    November 20, 2010 at 11:30 am (4 years ago)

    Thank you for the card!

  11. belle
    November 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks very much for the great card!

  12. Henriett
    November 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing.

  13. Kathy
    November 20, 2010 at 1:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your cards. They are beautiful. Have a very Merry and Joyful Christmas.

  14. Vanessa B
    November 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Luv your cards, Thanks for sharing them…Happy Holidays :-)

  15. Glogirl
    November 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks soo much The care is beautiful.

  16. Stacy
    November 20, 2010 at 5:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow. Thanks so much. I am also not ready for Xmas until AFTER Thanksgiving!!!!!!
    However, stumbling across your cute cards was a wonderful suprize today.
    They are very cute.
    Thanks again.

  17. cherylzyx
    November 20, 2010 at 8:09 pm (4 years ago)

    Thank you!

  18. Jen
    November 21, 2010 at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks so much!

  19. Julie Rae
    November 21, 2010 at 6:29 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the card template. I’m trying to come up with card ideas for my card swap group in December. Really wanted to try a digital one and tah-dah…here is your template!

    Thank you so much!

  20. Elizabeth
    November 21, 2010 at 7:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the great card !

  21. stacey
    November 21, 2010 at 8:12 pm (4 years ago)

    thanks so much, they both are beautiful!

  22. trish
    November 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm (4 years ago)

    thank you – I will try your free 2×6 and see how creative I can be…

  23. falwyn
    November 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks as always for the freebie.

    I found envelopes just the right size for 4x6s last year at either Walmart or Target – a whole box, not fancy, they look like regular envelopes, but are 4.75×6.5 inches (or thereabouts). So keep an eye out, y’all.

  24. Patti
    November 27, 2010 at 12:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for the Christmas card template!

  25. okanaganDawn
    November 27, 2010 at 10:30 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks. Love the simplicity of the card.