Christmas can be an expensive affair if you’re hitting the high street, but it doesn’t have to be!


With these free Christmas printables which you can download and print at home, you can add festive touches to your home and gifts for next to nothing.

It’s a great way to save time and money when planning the festive period. Our round-up includes everything from festive wall art to gift tags and even printable organisers.

You’ll also find a range of free printables for kids which is a great way to keep them entertained and feeling festive while you’re planning the big day.

If you’re looking specifically for greeting cards, they can be found in our free printable Christmas cards round-up.

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What are Christmas printables?

Printables are digital downloads and include things like patterned papers, characters, artwork, journaling resources, party invitations and even ready-made cards.

Printables are a great way to boost your stash at a fraction of the price. They are usually delivered in a JPG, PDF or PNG file format, depending on the product, and you need to have access to a printer in order to print them out.

Printables are great. You save them to your computer, then print them out as and when you need them.

Patterned papers s are ideal for card making, scrapbooking and other papercrafts, while colouring pages are a satisfying way to while away an afternoon or to keep the kids amused.

Try these free Christmas printables

Let's get to the freebies! These free Christmas printables are ideal for card making, but could also be used in other paper crafts and Christmas decorations. Scroll down for free Christmas colouring pages and free Christmas digi stamps, too.

Free Christmas printables for the home and beyond

1. Joy to the World Christmas printable

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Keep it subtle yet festive with this beautifully simple print by Let’s DIY it all. This golden print adds a touch of class to any home when framed and displayed on the wall.

It’s a perfect alternative to plastic-heavy Christmas decorations you might buy in the shops.

2. Rustic Christmas printables

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Give your home a rustic vibe with this ‘sleigh rides and hot cocoa’ sign by Clean and Scentsible.

The design is available in two sizes and you can find a tutorial showing how to mount it onto a canvas for a professional finish.

3. All is calm and bright printable poster

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This gorgeous minimalist poster will instantly spruce up your Christmas space. With a sprig of holly and pretty calligraphy, the design is perfect for modern tastes.

You can download the design for free over at Lolly Jane.

4. Christmas fairy lights printable bunting

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Want to save the pennies on the electric bills? Grab yourself these free printable fairy lights. Use the prints to create your own string of multicoloured Christmas lights to brighten up any room.

5. Watercolour Christmas printable wall art

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Discover two stunning prints from DIY Mommy, available to download for free. Watercolours are overlaid with beautiful calligraphy in both prints, resulting in bright and contemporary prints.

These two pieces would look fabulous framed in pride of place.

6. Car wall art Christmas printable

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This free Christmas printable features a cute red car topped with plenty of presents and a Christmas tree. It’s a really charming design which will look fabulous in any home this season.

7. Modern wall art Christmas printables

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If you like your Christmas decor to be more subtle, then these black and white wall prints from Ruffles and Rainboots would work.

With three versions available, they would look great printed and displayed next to each other on a feature wall.

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8. Coffee mug Christmas printable wall art

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Love Christmas and love coffee? Download and print this free wall art from Live Laugh Rowe. This would be the ideal print to add festive cheer to your kitchen.

9. Winter favourites Christmas printable

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Snuggly jumpers, warm winter boots and a steaming mug of cocoa? Yes, please! This free Christmas printable from The Turquoise Home brings all of our winter favourites into one beautiful piece of wall art!

10. Santa Claus Christmas printable

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Good ol’ St Nick! This classic Christmas wall art will add a warm charm to any room. Download it for free from Art and Home.

11. Printable Christmas organiser

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Does your head start spinning at the thought of organising the big day? These festive organisers from Organized Home will help.

With everything from Christmas card lists to holiday budgets and gift inventories, these will help you stay on top of the festive period.

12. 12 days of Christmas free printable wall art

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Download and print 12 modern designs from Abbi Kirsten Collection to decorate your home this Christmas. It brings modern design to a traditional Christmas countdown.

13. Simple printable Christmas gift tags

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Gift tags certainly come in handy if you’re giving lots of presents!

These free printable gift tags from Craftberry Bush are perfect for saving pennies, and they look so elegant!

14. Cute printable Christmas gift tags

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These cute gift tags from Harbour Breeze Home are a lovely hit of nostalgia. There are six tags each with an individual charming design including a snowman, a pine cone and a stag.

15. Vintage posters free printables

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Add a vintage twist to your decor with these delightful posters from The Craft Patch. There’s two designs to choose from, each featuring cute characters.

Free Christmas printable papers

16. Northern Lights printables

Free Northern Lights printables

The aurora must be one of the most magical sights of these dark, clear nights, and illustrator Rhiannon Bull has captured them perfectly with this collection of free Northern Light printables.

Fussy cut penguins, seals, polar bears, puffins, deer and cardinals and build up your own woodland scene while the aurora dances overhead.

17. Nativity Printables

Free Nativity Printables

Bring the traditional Christmas story to life with this delightful selection of free Nativity printables, illustrated by Naomi Skinner.

There’s Mary, Joseph, the Baby Jesus, Angel Messenger, the Three Wise Men, a shepherd and his sheep, the stable and manger, sheet music and the night sky over Bethlehem.

There’s even the Star of Bethlehem to hang over the stable. Sentiments include, ‘Rejoice!’ ‘Joy to the World’, ‘O Holy Night’ and ‘Christmas Blessings’.

18. Christmas Sloth Printables

Sloth Christmas cards - free patterned papers

Take it easy this Christmas with Naomi Skinner’s collection of free Christmas Sloth printables. The fun sentiments include, ‘Don’t hurry, be happy’, ‘Eat, Sleep and be Merry’, ‘Have a Relaxing Christmas’ and ‘Santa Stop Here’.

Dress your sloths in Santa hats and have them peeping out from behind leaves, or hanging from treetops for unique homemade Christmas cards this year.

19. Jolly Santa Printables

Free Santa Claus downloads

Emily Lester has illustrated a collection of heart-warming home-for-Christmas printables in a traditional palette of reds and greens. Hang stockings up by the fireplace, stack presents under the tree, or why not learn how to make a swing card with our tutorial?

20. Festive Pet Printables

Festive pets free printables

If you have pets or are making cards for someone who does, you need to check out these free festive pets printables.

Illustrator Naomi Skinner celebrates all the furbabies in our lives, from pups tangled in fairy lights to cats helping with baubles and hamsters in Santa hats.

21. Santa's Toy Shop Printables

Santa's workshop printables

Head to the North Pole with Emily Waite’s colourful free Santa's Toy Shop printables. There’s a template for a 3D gift box of Santa’s Toy Shop, elves, reindeer, toys galore, fuzzy jumpers and even a dress-up Santa!

22. Frosty Winter Woodland Printables

Frosty Winter Woodland Printables

Step into a winter wonderland with these watercolour illustrations of snowy trees, stags, foliage and snow-filled skies from illustrator Esther Curtis. These free frosty woodland printables are ideal for combining with white paper or card, for snow-covered forest floors, or why not add lashings of icy sparkle (glitter) to the trees for extra winter magic?

23. Free White Christmas papers

White Christmas Printables

Download these charming winter wonderland papers, designed by Rhiannon Bull. There are six patterned papers and two topper sheets, plus card inspiration to get you started. This collection looks gorgeous when paired with a white or navy card!

24 Free Vintage Christmas papers

Vintage Christmas Printables

There are seven patterned papers and one topper sheet making up this vintage Christmas paper collection. Baubles, rocking horses and festive foliage will help you add some timeless magic to your Christmas crafting this year. We’ve also given you six easy card ideas to get you started.

25. Free Christmas Poinsettia papers

Christmas Poinsettia Printables

Nothing says Christmas foliage like a bright red poinsettia. The red, green and gold colours of these papers look beautiful when paired with kraft card, or why not go bold and really brighten things up with some red card?

In this free poinsettia paper collection, there are five sheets of patterned Christmas poinsettia paper, two topper sheets and one border sheet for trimming your cards.

26. Free Christmas Lights papers

Christmas Lights Printables

Spread some joy and happiness with these free Christmas lights printables. These merry and bright papers feature fun-loving reindeer, trumpet-playing penguins and mice dressed as Santa. There are three card designs to get you started, and the collection contains five patterned papers and three topper sheets.

Christmas card kits

Love making handmade Christmas cards? Check out these Christmas card kits.

27. Free Snowman Printables

Snowman Printables

Send warm winter wishes to friends and family this year with this cool collection of snowman-themed papers, toppers and sentiments. Illustrator Jenny Ellory has woven a Scandi-inspired motif into her designs, and she’s even designed some printable gift tags as well.

28. Free Snow Scene Printables

Snow Scene Printables

Create the cheeriest of snow-covered villages with these free snow scene printables illustrated by Becki Clark. These are a great option to use with glitter, why not add a dusting along the rooftops? Ripped paper works really well, too, as you can quickly and easily create snowdrifts for the foreground.

29. Free Christmas in New York Printables

Christmas in New York Printables

Christmas in New York may look a little different this year, but Naomi Hocking captures the magic of the Big Apple with her collection of NYC patterned papers and toppers.

Think reindeer flying over the New York skyline and ice skating in Central Park. There are six different patterned papers to download as well as two useful sentiment sheets.

30. Christmas Bauble patterned papers

Christmas Bauble Printables

Glinting baubles and festive foliage make up this collection of beautiful Christmas Bauble patterned papers. There are six patterned papers and two topper sheets in a calming pastel palette, all free to download and boost your Christmas stash!

31. Christmas jumper printables

Christmas jumper printables

We just hope we’ll look as fabulously festive in our holiday knits as the cute characters across these free Christmas jumper printables! Download your free Christmas jumper patterned papers right here on Gathered.

32. Free penguin printables

Free penguin printables free polar bear printables

These free penguin printables are just the thing to put a smile on someone’s face during the long winter months. With cute penguins, polar bears, winter woodland and snowflakes, these papers would look brilliant paired with white, pastel blue, or silver cards. Download your free penguin printables today!

33. Free Rudolf patterned papers

Free Rudolf patterned papers

Celebrate the most loved reindeer with this collection of free Rudolf printables for an easy boost to your stash! Download your free Rudolf patterned papers in pdf form, for free!

34. Free Christmas gingerbread house papers

Free gingerbread printables

Set aside your cookie cutters, grab a pair of scissors and these free gingerbread printables and start making some deliciously cute homemade Christmas cards! With plenty of festive patterned papers and seasonal toppers, you can have lots of fun coming up with different combinations and designs that’ll really hit the crafting sweet spot.

Free Christmas printables for kids

6 entertaining and fun Christmas printables for kids

35. Crayola Christmas printables

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Crayons at the ready! These festive colouring pages from Crayola are a great way to keep kids amused in the lead-up to the big day.

There’s a selection of designs available to download for free. When they’re coloured in, you could transform them into cards for friends and family or simply pop them up on the fridge.

36. Make your own badges Christmas printables

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Making your own badges is a fun Christmas craft for kids. These badge templates are a great way to get started, simply download them from Baker Ross for free and print them at home.

Kids can colour them in their favourite festive colours, then (with the parents' help) they can be glued to a circle of card with a safety pin attached.

37. Printable snowflakes

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First Palette has lots of free Christmas printables to download, but we love these snowflake printables!

They will be great fun to colour in or decorate with glitter and sequins. When the decorating is complete, the snowflakes can be cut out (in a circle shape to make it easier) and used to make handmade ornaments.

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Why not attach a piece of ribbon and use them as baubles on your tree?

38. Build your own gnome Christmas printable

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This fun printable from The Purple Pumpkin lets kids build their own little gnome character! The gnome is free to download, then it just needs to be cut out and assembled.

If your kids love this craft, there’s lots of other characters to print and build including a yeti, a plum fairy and an elf!

39. Nutcracker sun catchers free printables

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Make these charming Nutcracker sun catchers with the free printable from Red Ted Art.

Once printed the kids can colour them in, and then it’s time to find the brightest window (in prime position) to display their creations. The last of the winter sun will shine brightly through them.

40. Letter to Santa free Christmas printables

A childwrtites their Christmas letter to sanatorium on a wooden table, with a pot of coloured pencils in a tardis pencil case alongside

Potentially the most important Christmas activity for kids – writing a letter to Santa! Download and print the free letter to Santa templates.

Free Christmas Colouring pages

What can you do with colouring pages? As well as using them as, well, a colouring page, there are lots of things that you can do with them. How about making bespoke wrapping paper? Or personalising a phone case? We love using colouring pages to make envelope liners, either coloured in or left blank - it looks great!

Christmas colouring page ideas

41. Crayola

Crayola colouring pages

Crayola has a selection of fun Christmas colouring pages on their website, with designs that range from simple line drawings of stacked gifts to more detailed illustrations including Cabin In the Snow, Fa La La Llama, Christmas Cookie Collage and more.

42. Raising Our Kids Christmas colouring pages

Raising our Kids

If you’re looking for colouring pages for a specific grade, you can select colouring pages by age group on Raising Our Kids. They have a large collection of Christmas colouring pages sorted by theme, including Christmas Eve, Animal Fun, Santa Claus, Snowmen and Christmas Toys among others.

43. Super Colouring

Super Colouring Christmas colouring pages

Super Colouring has an extensive collection of hundreds of different colouring sheets, with difficulty levels ranging from very basic to very detailed. They even have printable Father Christmas paper masks and beards!

Their colouring sheets are sorted into categories, but it’s worth having a rummage around here as there are some absolutely gorgeous designs.

44. Just Color printable colouring sheets

Just Colour

Just Color has lots of Christmas colouring sheets for adults, or for kids who like detail. As well as a collection of traditional designs, they also have a number of zentangle Christmas colouring sheets, as well as Pusheen the cat disguised as Santa Claus! (Or should that be Santa Claws?)

45. Dover Publishing Christmas printables

Dover Publishing

Dover Publications has free book extracts of some of their most popular Christmas books on their website, including Nativity Stained Glass Coloring Book, Color Your Own Christmas Stickers and Christmas Family Fun Coloring Book.

46. Free Fun Christmas printables

Free Fun Christmas

Pop off those marker caps and open your crayon boxes and get ready to deck your halls with a blast of color and imagination using the free Christmas coloring pages for kids from Fun Free Christmas. The bold lines make this a great resource for little ones this festive season.

47. Free Nativity colouring pages

Free Nativity colouring pages

If you’re looking for a great selection of Nativity colouring pages, then Best Coloring Pages for Kids has you covered. They’ve curated a lovely collection for all skill levels, and all are free to print.

48. Colouring Book printables

Coloring Book - Free Christmas colouring pages

Coloring Book has a large collection of Christmas colouring sheets free to download, and the nice thing about Coloring Book – all the sheets are loaded onto one page, so you don’t have to click around to find them. Just click on the thumbnail you like, print and get colouring. The designs are adorable, too!

49. Christmas colouring pages for kids

Free Christmas colouring pages from Coloring.WS

Colouring WS has a fun collection of Santa Claus colouring pages, we just love Santa’s expression as a moth flies out of his boot! They even have a nifty build-your-own Santa – join the limbs together with brads for a dancing Santa!

50. Primary Games

Primary Games Christmas colouring pages

Aimed at Primary school-age children, Primary Games has a lovely selection of Christmas colouring sheets and they have even organised their colouring pages into volumes, which you can download all in one go. Great for parents on the go who don’t want to look through colouring pages one by one.

Make Christmas more manageable with free Christmas printables

Take away the stress of the shops with our round-up of beautifully festive printables to decorate your home and more


Make your own Christmas cards this year

Want to add an extra special touch to your cards? Go homemade! Check out our huge round-up of DIY Christmas cards.

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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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