7 Free Christmas Letter Templates

A GIF of a mini Christmas tree with twinkle lights next to a printer and computer making a Christmas newsletter

Illustration: The Spruce / Maritsa Patrinos

Using a Christmas letter template for your holiday family newsletter will make it quick, easy, and beautiful looking.

These templates have everything you need to get started creating your letter. There are colorful designs, spots for photos, and places to put your text.

You can be as creative with them as you'd like to be by adding your own elements or just popping in photos and text. Keep in mind these tips for writing your letter and it's a great idea to throw in some Christmas card quotes.

After you've used one of the free Christmas letter templates, print it off on regular computer paper and then put it in an envelope with your printable Christmas card or holiday photo card. Add an address label and stamp, and you're ready to go.

If none of these free Christmas newsletter templates are what you're looking for, consider using some free Christmas stationery to create your own.

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    Family Newsletter for Christmas Template

    A Christmas newsletter templates with room for photos and text.
    Birdesign

    You'll have the best-looking newsletter on the block with this free Christmas letter template from Bird Design.

    Green, orange, and teal set this newsletter apart and there's plenty of room for over ten photos, picture captions, details on the year, and fun banners and holiday phrases.

    The download includes a PDF with instructions on where to find the matching free holiday fonts and the layered PSD file that can be edited in Photoshop, Photoshop Express, or a free graphics program.

    Even though the template shows the year 2012, you can edit it to show the current year.

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    Our Family Year in Review Letter Template

    A family year in review newsletter template

     The Dating Divas

    The Dating Divas has a Christmas letter template that's formatted as "a family year in review." with plenty of room to share photos, quotes, stories, milestones, and memories.

    There are three other designs here that include a year in review for newlyweds, our travel year in review, and our favorites year in review.

    Pick whichever template you like best and get started. They all download as PDF files that you can edit and print out when you're finished.

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    Printable Family Newsletter Template

    A pastel Christmas family newsletter.
    Shabby Blogs

    You'll adore this free Christmas letter template from Shabby Blogs. In light pastel colors, you'll be able to tell all your friends and family about the year you've had.

    Download this JPG in a photo editor and add your own custom text. Although there are no photos in the example, it would be easy to add them yourself.

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    A Year In Review Template

    A black, red, and white Christmas newsletter template.
    Lacey Writes

    This Year in Review Christmas letter template designed by Lacey Buchorn is in a stylish black, red, and white color scheme and has a place to tell your friends and family what everyone in your family has been up to this last year.

    The free PSD download includes an editable file and a list of free fonts you can use to get the same look.

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    Red & Green Holiday Cheer Christmas Newsletter Template

    A red and green Christmas newsletter.
    Word Draw

    Here's a free Christmas letter template that can be edited in Microsoft Word or another word processing program.

    This design features green Christmas bulbs along with red accents. It's a two-column newsletter template and you can change all the text in the newsletter and even import photos into it.

    There are three other Christmas letter templates available here as well if you're looking for a different style. Styles include Christmas trees, ornaments, and Santa.

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    Holiday Family Newsletter Template from The Simply Crafted Life

    A chalkboard style Christmas newsletter.
    The Simply Crafted Life

    The Simply Crafted Life has created this free holiday newsletter template in a modern chalkboard style.

    Open up this PNG file and you can customize this newsletter using whatever headings, text, and photos that you want to make it your own.

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    Merry Christmas Family Newsletter Template

    A red and green Christmas newsletter template

    Lucidpress 

    This Christmas newsletter template is made especially with a family newsletter in mind. It's decored with a red border, two red and green ornaments, and a bright red heading that says "Merry Christmas."

    This newsletter can be edited right in your browser. You can edit the design of the newsletter including layout, font, font size, and colors. You can also change and add text, in addition to adding family photos. The newsletter can then be downloaded and printed or emailed.