At the end of the day, there’s nothing like a homemade card! So much fun to make together as a family, and even more fun for the person on the receiving end of your card. If you’re looking for inspiration to make your own, we’ve got some adorable ones for you below. Happy crafting!


Photo credit: Mum in the Madhouse

Using your fingerprints to create a holiday card is a great way to get the whole family involved! Love this reindeer idea from Mum in the Madhouse (gotta love that blog name, too)! Don’t stop there, though – we’ve seen thumbprint designs used to make snowmen, ornaments, lights and more on cards. A few different color ink pads and a little imagination and you will be ready to go. Too cute!


Photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens

Buttons are another easy accessory when creating your family’s holiday cards. We love this simple tree from Better Homes & Gardens! We’ve also seen adorable snowmen made with buttons, as well as ornaments. If you want easy step-by-step instructions on how to make a button holiday card, we found this great craft tutorial from DIY-er Ingrid Nilsen on Youtube!

Hole punch

Photo credit: The OT Toolbox

Your child can work on their fine motor skills with this 3D Christmas tree card from The OT Toolbox. While this particular design will most likely need hands-on help from a parent, your child will have a serious sense of accomplishment when it’s completed and they can watch their Christmas tree swing around on it’s own. Definitely a crowd please for whomever receives this card!

Paint chips

Photo credit: One Little Project

We love this clever idea form One Little Project, which only requires a quick trip to the paint store for supplies! What a vibrant way to create some adorable Christmas tree cards! We love the sequins and star sticker as well, but you could also just use markers and crayons to do any additional decorating.


Photo credit: Hello Wonderful

Use string to thread a Christmas tree (or other holiday-themed image) and create a beautiful homemade card — the perfect activity for a child working on their fine motor skills! Love this simple idea from Hello Wonderful that really puts the “home” in homemade.