Christmas is the ultimate time to spread joy and happiness, which is exactly what these merry and bright papers do! In these patterned papers, you’ll find revelling reindeer, trumpet-playing penguins and mice dressed as Santa.


The collection contains lots of fun-filled patterns, themed sentiments and adorable little animals to add to your carol-themed designs.

If you like these, then check out our collection of patterned papers, all free to download. We’re updating the page all the time with new free papercraft downloads, so be sure to bookmark it and check back regularly. We love these delightful Northern lights printables for card making!

Don’t forget to share your cards on Facebook or post them on Instagram!

Try these Christmas lights cards with your free papers

Christmas party card

diy christmas cards

Step 1

Layer 9.5 x 6.5cm of Christmas paper onto a slightly larger piece of blue card. Secure the panel onto 12 x 9.5cm of design paper. Wrap a length of twine across the top of the card.

Step 2

Cut out Christmas lights, a bow and a wreath, leaving a narrow border. Cut a circle of blue card and layer the wreath on top. Add the bow to the bottom of the wreath.

Step 3

Mount the panel onto a 13 x 10.5cm top-folding card with sticky foam pads. Finally, add the Christmas lights to the top of the card, as though they are attached to the twine.

Pile o' pets Chrismas card

Merry music band Christmas card

Download your free Christmas lights patterned papers:

To download the free Christmas lights patterned paper collection, click on the link below and it will open in a new window. You can then save or download the sheet. There is one PDF to download, which contains five patterned paper designs and three jolly topper sheets.


Click here to download your free Christmas Lights patterned papers (the PDF will open in a new window) or check out our other free patterned papers for card making.


Holly SpannerStaff Writer, BBC Science Focus

Holly is the staff writer at BBC Science Focus, and specialises in astronomy. Before joining the team she was a geoenvironmental consultant and holds an MSc in Geoscience (distinction) from UCL.

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