8 Easy DIY Christmas Cards to Send This Holiday Season, Because Why Buy Them If You Can Make Them?

Coming up with fun, easy DIY holiday cards is one of the traditions that I think everyone should partake in during the month of December. They might be a little corny, but in an age of so much technology, it’s refreshing to get real, postal service mail that includes a pretty card with well wishes and a funny/ridiculous holiday photo inside.

The nicest thing about holiday cards is how personal they can be, which is why I think they’re best when they were obviously made by the person sending them. It’s so rare to get a beautiful DIY Christmas card from a friend or family member, but it’s also really awesome. Plus, making your own cards isn’t as hard as it seems, and it will probably save you money. So, why don’t you become the person sending out DIY cards? These options are all simple, and will make everyone you know super impressed. Here are 8 DIY Christmas cards — try at least one this year.

Gold Stripe Card

If you’re looking for a holiday card everyone will love, this is a great option. It’s very easy, and the simple design is still really pretty. You can switch up the gold colors for whatever you’d like, and you can put in whatever message you want — it’s really versatile.

Image and Tutorial: JulieBlanner.com

Washi Tape Christmas Tree Card

This is such a different idea! It’s so easy to do, but it will look like you put a lot more work into it. You can use similar patterened washi tape if you’d like (I’m into the old-school film vibe), but you can also pick whatever patterns or colors you like. A Christmas tree on your card is always a classic option, but I love the different spin on this one.

Image and Tutorial: HerNewLeaf.com

City Lights Card

This option is perfect if you just moved to a big city and want to play that up. Create a pretty skyline with gold on a black background, and add a few festive drawings.

Image and Tutorial: HerNewLeaf.com

Christmas Saying Card

I love this one because it’s easy to make, yet it still ends up looking pretty professional. When it seems like everyone else is giving bright Christmas cards, it’s nice to have something a little more subdued, like this option on brown cardstock. You can add a photo inside if you want, but you don’t have to. The message kind of says it all.

Image and Tutorial: DeliaCreates.com

Stamp Holiday Card

If you’re really not crafty at all, but you want to try something DIY anyway, try this option. All you have to do is find holiday-themed stamps that you like, then stamp them all over a card in a pretty pattern. It literally could not get any easier.

Image and Tutorial: HerNewLeaf.com

Instagram Card

Although these aren’t holiday cards, that doesn’t mean you can’t make them festive and seasonal on your own. It’s a really simple concept that you can easily make into whatever you want, and it lets you make good use of your Instagram pictures. Just print out your favorite holiday photo, and place it on cardstock with whatever message you’d like.

Image and Tutorial: TheEffortlessChic.com

Washi Tape Photo Card

Washi tape is great for cards because it’s so easy to work with and there are so many different options. For this card, you can pick your favorite photo, then decorate it with washi tape to make it more festive. This would be just as a cute with a picture of your dog or cat in a Santa hat.

Image and Tutorial: RubyDW/Flickr

House Holiday Card

How cute is this holiday card shaped like a house? It’s very different, and while it’s not super festive, it’s great if you want to be more general. I love how many photos you can put on the inside — that’s the best part about getting a holiday card.

Image and Tutorial: ABeautifulMess.com