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10 Unique Handmade Cards for Christmas

‘Tis the season….to make Christmas cards! Let’s be honest: It’s always the season for handmade cards, but the holidays give us an excuse to create even more cards for all of the friends and family on our list. If you are an experienced card maker or have purchased boxed cards in the past and are committing to making your own this year, there is sure to be an idea on this list of unique handmade card ideas to inspire you.

10 Unique Handmade Cards for Christmas

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What makes these DIY cards unique are the various techniques used to create them. Get messy with mixed media-inspired cards or put your paper folding skills to work with origami techniques and create cards that are a gift to be treasured.

Family Bunting Christmas Card – Such a fun way to personalize your family card this year!

Family Bunting Christmas Card

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Stamped Money Cards -This video tutorial teaches you how to fold money and add it as detail to your Christmas card.

Stamped Money Cards

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Recycled CD Holiday Card – An upcycled CD creates an economical and sturdy base on which to create your holiday DIY cards.

Recycled CD Holiday Card

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Luminary Easel Card – Create a card that literally glows with holiday warmth.

Luminary Easel Card

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Mixed Media Holiday Cards -These handmade cards are made using mixed media techniques which are little works of art and they’re a gift in themselves!

Mixed Media Holiday Cards

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Add dimension and texture to your holiday cards with winter icicles and snow covered pine trees.

Snow Covered Pine Trees Tutorial

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Christmas Card in a Box – What looks like a gift box opens up to reveal a fun holiday card.

Christmas Card in a Box

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Mug Pocket Cards – This easy to create DIY card holds a secret gift inside.

Mug Pocket Cards

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Easiest 3D Ornament Christmas Card – This card idea is packed with dimension, yet it’s so easy to make that you can create them for everyone on your card list.

Easiest 3D Ornament Christmas Card

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Fill In The Color Christmas Cards – These free (!) printable Christmas cards embrace the current coloring page trend and are sure to be a hit with everyone on your list. Pair them with a small box of crayons or colored pencils for a fun, inexpensive gift.

Fill In The Color Christmas Cards

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What is your favorite Christmas carol? Let us know below in the comments!