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Etiquette experts agree that the week after Thanksgiving or the first week of December are the best times for mailing Christmas cards — giving friends and family plenty of time to display and enjoy your thoughtful holiday greetings.

While I can’t say that I’m always that organized, I certainly do enjoy receiving cards — especially when they’re handmade.

I mean, who wouldn’t love opening this oh-so-trendy card with a three-dimensional effect? Just print out our attached templates to make assembling this card a snap3-D Christmas Trees Handmade Card

What would the holidays be without a little snow? Send warm-climate friends and family an interactive holiday shaker card with a magical falling-snow effect: Handmade Shaker Holiday Card

Go retro with this colorful card that combines layers of patterned paper with an easy-to-create felt pennant:  Felt Banner Handmade Holiday Card

A vintage clip art nativity scene and sheet music create this charming Christmas card:  Vintage Handmade Holiday Card

Check out 9 more handmade holiday card ideas and tell us in the comments below, have we convinced you to craft your cards this year? 

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7 Responses

  1. Ronnie says:

    The nativity scene card is my favorite.

  2. Deborah says:

    Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Christine Morgan says:

    Love the card with the falling snow.

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  7. James says:

    Presenting a greeting card or a gift can be a gesture of sharing your love towards the other, and conveying your wishes, so must not miss the opportunity of sharing the happy moments with the friends and family by exercising such simple norms.

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H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...

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