11 Free Christmas Card Templates

Illustration of a Santa bag filled with all sorts of letters

 Illustration: Miguel Co. © The Spruce, 2019

Use a free Christmas card template this year to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas card that you can send to everyone you know. These templates look great and will save you lots of money doing it yourself instead of having them made for you. You'll also appreciate the fact that you did it all yourself, creating your own handmade holiday tradition.

You may find that when you download these free Christmas card templates that some of the fonts used in the card aren't installed in your computer. You can try to track these down and download them or use a free holiday font to complete the card.

After you're finished with the free Christmas card template, you can print out your finished card. It will look best printed on photo paper but cardstock can work too. You can upgrade the look by having them printed inexpensively at a store near you.

If you don't have envelopes to fit your cards, you can easily make your own with matching address labels. To include a longer update on your family's big events, you can even include a Christmas themed newsletter with your card.

If these Christmas card templates look like too much work, you can find other free printable Christmas cards that are all ready to go for you and there are more Christmas freebies available that will save you money and time this holiday season.

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    Happy Holidays

    A mock-up of a folded Christmas photo card
    Jeff Hendrickson

    This Christmas photo card template says "Happy Holidays" with a spot that you can add your family's last name. A folded card like this will look great printed out with your own photos and heartfelt holiday wishes and you can edit them in Photoshop or any other graphics program.

    You'll need to subscribe to the creator's newsletter and then you'll get the link to the download files which includes 9 other free Christmas card templates.

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    Modern Christmas

    A gray and red modern Christmas card template

    This free Christmas card template from Collected is a real show-stopper. The card, designed in a modern gray and red color scheme, has plenty of room for your own photo and holiday greeting.

    Open this template up in your favorite free graphics program, download the free fonts, and change the photo and text to customize it for your family.

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    Merry Christmas Collage

    A Christmas card template in red, green, and blue with room for 3 photos.
    Simple As That

    This blue, green, red, and white Christmas card template wishes everyone a Merry Christmas this holiday season. There's room for you to add your last name as well as three family photos.

    There are two other free Christmas card templates on Simple As That, all with a unique style that you should check out when you're there.

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    Be Merry

    A large photo Christmas card template that says
    Simply Kierste

    This Christmas card template from Simple Kierste is designed to show off a big photo of your family, send your holiday greetings, and have your name and year on them. You can print them with the text in white as shown here or in gold.

    There's an easy to follow tutorial that will help you create this gorgeous photo cards along with 3 other templates.

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    Merry Christmas

    A photo Christmas card

    Simply Kierste

    In just a few minutes, you can add your family photo, name, and year to this free Christmas card template that simply says "Merry Christmas" in colorful letters.

    Step-by-step directions will guide you through making this card your own. Simply Kierste also has a chalkboard style card and the Be Merry card.

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    Making Spirits Bright

    A colorful Christmas card template with room for 3 photos
    Creative Life

    "Making Spirits Bright!" with a happy holidays message from your family comes across in bright and bold colors that a little more modern than your traditional Christmas card.

    This template from Creative Life includes room to add 3 photos in this Christmas card template which can easily be done in any graphics program.

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    Joy to the World

    Moritz Fine Designs

    Moritz Fine Designs has created this lovely yet simple Christmas card template that shouts "Joy to the World" to anyone lucky enough to receive this card.

    Add your own photo and name to the card, and you're ready to print it out and send it to everyone you know.

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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

    A blue and brown Christmas card template with spots for 4 photos
    Milk and Honey Designs

    Milk and Honey Designs has created this lovely Christmas card template in pale blue and brown. On on the right side, it says "Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year" and on the left, it says "From Our Family to Yours."

    This is a .PNG file and it can be opened in any graphics program. You can then add your photos and print it out. It prints out as a 5X7.

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    Pink and Cream Holiday

    A pink and cream Christmas card template
    Hummingbird Press

    This free Christmas Card template from Project Alicia has pretty pink snowflakes floating all over it. The front of the card has room for a photo and the inside of the card allows you to add a custom greeting along with your family's names.

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    Peace and Joy

    A Christmas card template that says
    Chloe Moore Photography

    Simply add a photo and your message and this "Peace, Holidays, Joy, Noel, and Snow Day" card is all ready to be sent. There's also a great tutorial here about how to add your photograph to the card before printing.

    There are a few other free Christmas card templates Chloe Moore Photography that you'll want to check out as well.

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    Merry Christmas Dots

    A Christmas card template that says
    Lovely Little Snippets

    Here's a vertical Christmas card template that is 6"x7.5" with room for a 5"x7" photo. It says "Merry Christmas" in muted Christmas colors, giving it quite a vintage feel.

    There are four other templates on Lovely Little Snippets that you may want to consider as well. Each design has a place for a single photo and you can add custom text to the card before printing.