This Free Printable Holiday Card and Address Labels post has been sponsored by Avery and compensation was received for my time in developing it. All thoughts, ideas & opinions are my own.
There have been many things that have moved over to the digital space, and as a tech-loving gal, I totally approve. However, there are certain traditions that I’m not ready to let go of yet, and sending Christmas cards is pretty high up on that list.
With all of the chaos that goes on during the holidays, sending cards can fall by the wayside. Too much time, too much money, too much effort. Being an advocate of card-sending, I felt it was my duty to come up with a way to simplify the process. With a little help from my friends at Avery, I’m sharing my modern solution to sending old-fashioned holiday cheer.
The Mix and Match System
When I look at my list of holiday card recipients, I feel grateful to see a list of names from different periods in my life. Family friends that I’ve known since birth, my cousins, college buddies, and online-turned-real-life friends. This group of wonderful people is diverse, who come from different religious backgrounds, and who I have varying degrees of closeness to.
One of my struggles every year is to come up with a way to custom-tailor my cards to the recipient, without having to write each one an individual letter. For example, on my parent’s card, I’d love to sign it, “love you so much!”. For my accountant, that might be a little over the top, (as awesome as he is).
My solution was to come up with a “master” design, and then create a few different versions. I also realized that I would love to include a backer on some of these cards, to include a little update on what Mr. Enchantment and I have been up to all year— but not for everyone.
Behold, this fun and festive suite of card designs that you can mix, match, and send to everyone you know without offending anyone, or forcing them to read your life story. All of these cards can be easily customized with Avery Design & Print Online so you can upload your own photos and type in custom text. If you want to personalize the cards further by including your recipient’s name, you can even add your own text boxes, or remix the design to your liking. Simply grab the free downloads at the bottom of the post, save to your computer, and upload to Avery.com/templates.
If you prefer to use PDFs, I’ve included a version of the non-photo cards that you can easily add your text to using Adobe Reader (free download).
If you want to add a bit more pizazz to your envelopes, we’ve got two more goodies for you!
The best kind of sticky situation
First up, some colorful circular stickers. Indecisive me couldn’t decide which typography treatment to use, so you get your pick of twelve. These can be used to seal your envelopes, or for gift wrapping, or anything else your crafty mind can dream up.
We round out this suite of designs with wrap-around labels that match your cards perfectly. Colored envelopes can be hard to track down, and even harder to write on, legibly. These easy to use and format stickers solve all of those problems— they give you that pop of color and allow you to type in your text so it’ll be equally clear and pretty.
The easiest way to format your text is to upload the free Avery file we’ve provided to Avery.com/templates, where you can type in all of your recipients’ addresses. There’s a fillable PDF too if that’s more your jam.
All of the paper products used in this post are considered to be special, according to your printer. To ensure the best possible printing quality, go into your printer settings and change the paper type to “heavy paper” for the cards and wrap-around labels, and “labels” for the round stickers. Check out this article for more tips on printing your printables.