‘Tis the season to be jolly and cut down on those Christmas costs. Between cards, tags, wrapping paper and the gifts themselves, giving presents can amount to a pretty penny. No matter what you choose to give this year, why not add a personalised touch with homemade cards and wrapping?
Those wanting to print some festive cheer at home needn’t look far for inspiration. At The Inky Shop, we always encourage our customers to make the most out of their home printers. With Christmas around the corner, why not use this as the perfect time to get creative? Here are the printables you need to create your own cards, gift tags and wrapping paper.
Say it with a card
If you’re a lover of a good Christmas card, you’ll get the same joy from giving one that you printed at home as a store-bought one. We have put together 4 Christmas card designs for you to download and print here.
Even better, you can download and print our 6 Christmas card templates - robins, reindeer, wreath, bauble, a string of lights and tree. Then pull out all your crafty bits and bobs of glitter glue, paint, ribbon, pom-poms, and buttons and get creative! See our photos for ideas. The kids will love turning these cards into works of art for the special people in their lives, and it will keep them busy for hours!
Put a tag on it
(Image: My Someday in May)
With a set of personalised printed gift tags, there’s no confusing who your gifts are from. It’s almost like putting your stamp on Christmas and the closest you’ll get to being Father Christmas. We think the simpler the better. Why not print them on brown kraft board or plain white board. Punch a hole in the corner and tie them around each present with a piece of twine or raffia. We love the red and white ‘elf’ twine that you can get affordably from The Crazy Store. Or you could print them on sticker paper to make attaching them easier than ever.
We have made things easy by sharing our favourite collection of free printable Christmas gift tags from the following great blogs:
It’s a wrap!
Nothing says Christmas like a plethora of beautifully presented gifts beneath the tree. If you’re a traditionalist, here are a few typical Christmas-themed wrapping papers: http://www.altogetherchristmas.com/printables/giftwrap.html For those who love something neutral yet festive, here’s the link you need: https://www.limitationfree.com/2018/12/18/free-printable-christmas-wrapping-paper/ We also love these ones, especially the creative gingerbread house gift bag! https://www.craftberrybush.com/2016/12/christmas-wrapping-paper-free-printable.html
Stay merry, make sure you’ve got the right supplies
Realising you’ve run out of paper or ink is enough to make anyone a Grinch this festive season. Don’t risk it, why not let us deliver your order to your door? To select your Inky Shop products and complete your purchase please click here. https://inkyshop.co.za/collections/all Want to find your nearest Inky Shop? You can do just that by clicking here. https://inkyshop.co.za/pages/store-locator To see more of our tips, fun projects and great specials, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
From our family to yours, we wish you a happy holidays and a merry festive season!