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Printable Christmas Cards – An Affordable and Convenient Way to Send Holiday Greetings

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to send Christmas wishes this year you should consider printable Christmas cards. In contrast to pricier personalized Christmas cards, printable holiday cards fit within a modest budget. In addition, printing Christmas cards at home gives you more time to decide on the perfect card to fit your desired holiday greeting.

Find Beautiful Printable Christmas Cards on Etsy

The best place to find quality printable holiday cards is Etsy. Sure, you can find some festive clipart online and create your own design, but if you lack design skills like me, leave the artwork to the talented souls that fill Etsy with their beautiful artwork.

I searched Etsy for the best printable Christmas cards to share with you. I found so many lovely holiday card designs that it was difficult to narrow it to just ten. Because I couldn’t share them all I decided to share a variety including minimalistic Christmas cards, colorful holiday cards, and festive photo cards.

Before we get to the list of cards be sure to pin this article for easy access later.

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Supplies for Printing Christmas Card at Home

Before you get started printing your holiday cards you need a few supplies to complete the process.

Printer Ink

Always check Ebay and Amazon for the best price on ink for your printer.  Sometimes Walmart and Target have the best prices, so be sure to check around. We’re trying to keep these printable holiday cards as frugal as possible!

However . . . Do NOT use generic ink cartridges – use only cartridges from your printer’s manufacturer. Learn from my mistakes. I’ve ruined two printers by using cheap knock off cartridges.

Get Affordable Printer Ink on Ebay  (my favorite place to buy printer ink cartridges for my Epson.)

Get Affordable Printer Ink on Amazon (usually beats big box store prices – especially with Subscribe and Save)

Get Affordable Printer Ink at Walmart (great for next day shipping or store pickup)

Get Affordable Printer Ink at Target (get an extra 5% off with your RedCard)


Most printable Christmas cards will print on 8.5″ X 11″ standard size paper. Some will print on 4″ X 6″ or 5″ X 7″ paper. Of course, most of the time you can print on standard paper then fold and trim where necessary.

I recommend Paper Source for beautiful, high quality cardstock. 

For 8.5″ X 11″ cardstock click here For 5″ X 7″ cardstock click here

Quality 4″ X 6″ cardstock is a little harder to find, but Amazon does carry it in white.

For 4″ X 6″ cardstock click here

Photo Paper

If you’ll be printing a photo holiday card at home, you’ll need photo paper. I recommend Amazon or Walmart for the best price on quality photo paper.

Buy Photo Paper on Amazon Buy Photo Paper on Walmart

Paper Trimmer

I recommend this inexpensive paper trimmer:

LETION 66 A4 Paper Trimmer Titanium Scrapbooking with Automatic Security Safeguard for Standard Cutting of Paper, Photos or Labels, Black

You’ll only need this if you print smaller cards on standard size paper. Of course, a quality pair of craft scissors works fine if you have a steady hand.


I recommend Paper Source again for holiday card envelopes.

Buy Quality A7  (5″ X 7″) Envelopes Buy Quality A6 (4″ X 6″) Envelopes

You may be able to find more frugal envelop options on Amazon, but I can’t vouch for the quality. Be sure to read the reviews carefully.

Buy A7  (5″ X 7″) Envelopes on Amazon Buy A6  (4″ X 6″) Envelopes on Amazon

Fineline Pens

If your card requires any handwritten notes or signatures, invest in some nice fineliner pens to keep things special.

I like these from Amazon:

Brite Crown Black Fineliner Pens - Set of 10 Various Size Tip Drawing Pens - Illustration Pens Range 0.2mm to 1.0mm Width Tips, Plus 2.5mm Calligraphy Brush-Tip Pen iBayam Fineliner Pens, 24 Colors Fine Tip Colored Writing Drawing Markers Pens Fine Line Point Marker Pen Set for Journaling Planner Note Calendar Coloring Office School Supplies Art Projects

Now, on to the beautiful holiday cards!

10 Lovely Printable Christmas Cards

1 – Merry Christmas, Sending Love and Cheer, & Happy Holidays Printable Holiday Cards from Wed with Stylee Shop

This set of printable holiday cards are sent to you as three 4″ X 6″ PDFs. You can print them as many times as you’d like.

Card Size – 4″ X 6″

Envelope Size – A6

Printable Christmas Card - Merry ChristmasPrintable Holiday Card - Happy HolidaysPrintable Holiday Card - Sending Love and Cheer

2 – Printable Minimalistic Christmas Card from Paper Maven Delights

The artwork on this simple holiday card is hand drawn. You’ll receive a standard size digital download that comes with marks for proper folding.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Simple Printable Holiday Card

3 – Buffalo Plaid Family Photo Christmas Card Printable from Printable Candee

For this printable Christmas photo card, you submit your photo files and the shop owner will create your unique photo card. There are several options to choose from for the card layout and the turnaround time.

Card Size – 4″ X 6″ OR 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A6 OR A7

Printable Photo Holiday Card

4 – Printable Holiday Card Bundle of 12 from Memories with Paper Shop

This printable Christmas card bundle includes a set of 12 different designs to be printed on standard size paper. Each festive yet adorable card is 5″ X 7″.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Printable Christmas Card Bundle

5 – Rustic, but Bright Happy Holidays Card Printable from Tranquillina

This card is an instant download that you can print at home. The file prints as a standard size PDF.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Printable Holiday Card

6 – Merry Christmas Printable Christmas card from Shop Poppy Printables

Simple, but festive. A perfect card to send to friends and family while staying within your holiday budget. Prints on standard size cardstock.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Print At Home Christmas Card

7 – Jolly Wishes Printable Christmas Photo Card from Berry Berry Sweet Shop

Here another lovely photo card. You can print this one at home, at a print shop, or through an online printer. There are several options for changing the color, text, font, and size of printed card.

Card Size – 4″ X 6″ OR 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A6 OR A7

Printable Photo Christmas Card

8 – Happy Holidays Printable Holiday Card from Retro Active Design Co Shop

This retro holiday card is extremely affordable and makes a great way to send a modern Christmas wish.

Card Size – 4″ X 6″ OR 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A6 OR A7

Printable Modern Christmas Card

9 – Simple Merry Christmas Printable Christmas card from Spoke and Bridge Shop

Print this card on standard paper and include your own holiday message for friends and family.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Printable Minimalist Christmas Card

10 – Minimalist Merry Christmas Card Printable from elePhRINTs Shop

This instantly downloadable, black and white Christmas card is minimalistic and affordable. It prints on standard paper to be folded into a 5″ X 7″ card.

Paper Size – Standard, 8.5″ X 11″

Card Size – 5″ X 7″

Envelope Size – A7

Black and White Printable Christmas Card

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