You could trawl the highstreet and spend lots of money on Christmas cards to send to friends and family, but what if there was an easier option?


If you want to spend less (a lot less) and save time, switch out the shop-bought for these free printable Christmas cards.

These cards can be downloaded and printed at home as many times as you want! There’s so many designs available you’ll have plenty of choice for every style. Even if you don’t use all of them, they are great to keep up your sleeve for last-minute moments.

First up we've rounded up our favourite free printable Christmas cards, which can be downloaded and printed right away at home.

You’ll also find our loveliest Christmas card making projects which are free to download. They can be assembled yourself using a variety of elements (like patterned papers and cutouts). This gives you lots more creative freedom in your card designs.

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26 free printable Christmas cards

18 ready-made printable Christmas cards

If you’re looking for ready-to-go printable Christmas cards, these are for you! Our collection contains a selection of beautiful Christmas cards for you to download and print at home.

1. Merry Catmas! Printable Christmas cards

free printable christmas cards cats

We’re kicking off our round-up with this cute Christmas tree of cats. That’s because we know crafters love cats!

This design from Homemade Gifts Made Easy can be downloaded for free and printed at home (as many times as you wish).

2. Vintage free printable Christmas cards

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Make your Christmas cards classy this season with these gorgeous watercolour-style prints. With brass bells and snow-topped trees, these cards are certain to make the recipient feel festive.

Designed by Pine and Prospect Home, these cards are available to download for free.

3. Simple and free printable Christmas cards

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If you’re straight to the point and don’t want any fuss, these cards are for you. They are sleek, modern and do what they say on the tin! You don’t need more than that.

Download the free simple printable Christmas cards from Pretty Providence.

4. Adorable hot chocolate-themed printable Christmas card

free printable christmas cards hot choc

This card is super cute and cuddly! It’s a great way to wish your friends and loved ones a cosy Christmas.

It can be downloaded from The Cottage Market. There’s also lots of other designs in a similar charming style.

5. Colour your own printable Christmas cards

free printable christmas cards colouring

These cards are ideal for kids to unleash their creativity on.

They’re also a great way of making this year’s Christmas cards a little more special. They might even get pride of place on your recipient's fridge!

Get the printable Christmas cards from Paper Trail Design.

6. Tis’ the season to be jolly printable Christmas card

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Grab your free printable Christmas card with Greetings Island.

Choose your free design and personalise the text inside! All that’s left to do is download your finished card ready to print at home.

There’s also plenty of different designs to choose from, so it’s a great way to stock up your stash ready for the festive period.

7. Watercolour-style printable Christmas cards

free printable christmas cards tree

These beautiful watercolour-style cards are perfect for anyone, and are great to have on hand!

There’s ten different designs to choose from all with the same charming watercolour illustration style.

Download the designs for free from Mom Envy.

8. Hello Winter printable Christmas card

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This lovely design can be used as both a framed festive picture to hang up on your wall or as a modern Christmas card.

The wintery design can be downloaded from Hall Stirred Up.

9. Modern calligraphy printable Christmas cards

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If you’re looking for stylish yet colourful Christmas cards these are perfect! Fox and Hazel have a fabulous selection of beautifully modern cards to choose from.

We especially love the use of winter foliage which appears in most of the designs.

10. Classic printable Christmas cards

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These traditional Christmas cards work well for any recipient and are perfect for topping up your stash.

Rose Alley Printables have six lovely designs to choose from — how lovely is the gorgeous fox sitting peacefully in the falling snow?

What to write inside?

Looking for the right words to put inside your card? Find the perfect one with our These Christmas card messages.

Christmas card messages

11. Simple colour-in printable Christmas cards

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One for the kids! These colour-in printable cards from Parties Made Personal are perfect for small children to colour in thanks to their simple and fun design.

Once they’ve completed their festive masterpieces, you can send them off to family as a sweet keepsake.

12. Let it snow free printable Christmas card

free printable christmas cards let it snow

Xerox have a tonne of free printable Christmas cards to choose from. They also have some lovely Hanukkah cards too!

Choose your favourite and simply press download. We really liked the ‘Let It Snow’ stocking design, which would get anyone in the Christmas spirit.

13. Cute polar bear free printable Christmas card

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Just look at that big cuddly polar bear! Get this free printable (along with lots of other designs) from Christmas Printables.

It’s so easy to browse through, find your favourite and download it for free.

14. Red Beetle printable Christmas card

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This charming red Beetle is a lovely subject for this printable Christmas card from Print Pretty Cards.

There are two options available, one with a plain white background or one with a green plaid background. They’re both so pretty it’s hard to pick one.

15. Subtle printable Christmas cards

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These subtle yet classy Christmas cards are a great alternative to shop-bought. They look expensive but they are totally free to download from Designthusiasm.

There’s a few different designs to choose from but they all have that soft subtle style.

16. Elf on the Shelf printable Christmas card

free printable christmas cards elf

Do your little ones love Elf on the shelf? Then they’ll have a blast colouring in this Elf Christmas card! Free to download with Elf for Christmas.

Why not make a matching Elf on the Shelf toy to go with your card? Head over to our Christmas elf sewing pattern to make your own.

17. Reindeer fingerprint printable Christmas cards

free printable christmas cards fingerprints

These fingerprint Christmas cards are a fab idea for kids. The free printable template contains three reindeer which can be completed with a fingerprint from your little ones. It adds an extra special touch to your cards.

18. Classic Christmas cards

free printable christmas cards traditional

These cards are certainly a hit of nostalgia! They radiate the warm charm of an open fire and we know they’ll be appreciated by anyone who loves Christmas.

You can download the free printable cards from All Together Christmas.

8 printable Christmas cards to assemble yourself

Looking for more creative freedom in your Christmas cards? We’ve got these wonderful printable Christmas cards and elements for you to download for free.

In our selection, each component of the Christmas cards is deconstructed and ready to be assembled into your bespoke designs.

19. Free penguin printables for Christmas card making

Free Christmas Penguin Cardmaking Printables

Create cute penguin-themed Christmas cards with our collection of free printables. These penguin printables come deconstructed on several sheets of paper so you can cut them out and create your own unique cards!

You’ll see some inspiration as to how we’ve used them below, but you can let your creativity soar.

20. Free sloth printables for Christmas cards

Washing line card - Christmas sloth card

Sloths are the epitome of a great Christmas Day: chill, eat, sleep, relax! Make your Christmas cards carry the same sentiment with these fun and free sloth printable Christmas cards.

You’ll find both patterned papers plus sloth and foliage elements that can be cut out separately.

We have two step-by-step tutorials on how to assemble your printables, or you can go freestyle.

21. Snowglobe printable Christmas cards

Snow globe Christmas cards

Grab our free printable Christmas card templates and create your own snow globe cards! These lovely cards are unique and will certainly impress anyone who receives them.

There are six designs to choose from plus we have a step-by-step guide for assembling your cards.

22. Chocolate coin Christmas card printables

How to make a Santa shaped card

Want to add a sweet treat to your Christmas cards? These fun Christmas cards hold a hidden surprise!

There’s three designs to choose from each with a printable template for you to download plus an easy step-by-step video tutorial. Choose from a penguin, a polar bear or Santa (or top up your stash with all three).

23. Cosy Christmas jumper printable card set

Cosy Christmas jumper cards using free printables

Make this Christmas cosy with these cute printable Christmas jumper cards. With lots of patterned paper available to download for free you can assemble these cards to make them your own.

We’ve got a helpful step-by-step tutorial on how to make the design below, plus lots of other jumper-themed designs.

24. Postbox printable Christmas card set


Make this charming postbox card with our free printables. We’ll show you how to build your printables into professional-looking cards that are ready to send!

25. Angel Christmas card printable set

Free nativity printables to download and keep

This charming angel card can be whipped up easily using our free Christmas printables and easy step-by-step guide.

26. Cute Christmas jumper card set

Christmas jumper card

Download and print these lovely Christmas papers with charming designs. We’ll show you how to transform just one sheet of pretty paper into a Christmas jumper greetings card.

Free Christmas printables

It doesn’t just stop at cards! There’s a tonne of Christmas printables out there to discover, from framed pictures to gift tags.

Save money and time with these free printable Christmas cards

Save your pennies with this lovely collection of free Christmas cards which you can download and print at home. The best part? You can print them as many times as you like!


Want to try a more hands-on approach for your Christmas cards?

Check out our festive round-up of DIY Christmas cards and settle in for an afternoon of crafting!

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Katie Dolan
Katie DolanDigital Assistant, Gathered

Katie Dolan edits our needlework sections, focusing on our embroidery and cross stitch articles, as well as making videos for our arts and crafts projects. Katie runs her jewellery business, Ophelia Jewellery Art, on Etsy, where she sells beautiful resin-pressed flower earrings. She has a wide range of craft interests including embroidery – she particularly loves all things pop culture and a less traditional approach – The Simpsons and Rick & Morty are among her favourites to embroider. She has recently completed a silversmith workshop and hopes to expand her jewellery business with these new skills. When she’s not crafting, she’s usually fuelling her Harry Potter addiction with a Sunday film marathon and a couple of butter beers!

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