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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. A hand-made card can be a unique gift for your loved ones, and it will also help expressing your emotions in a better way.

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