Making homemade Christmas cards is a fantastic way to save money, but that does not mean you have to do it all by hand. Use your computer and printer to help you personalise and customise your greeting cards without spending hours making the cards. It takes only seconds to create the design using virtually any software and only minutes to put the cards together.
Things you need
Design softwarePrinterGreen or red card stockScissors/paper cutterPencilFoam dotsEnvelopes
1 Open any software installed on your computer that offers a watermarking option. Use software such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw, Microsoft Paint or even Microsoft Word processing software.
2 Select the watermark option in your software. Choose a small font, and select green or red to match the card stock you are using. Type the names of each of your family members, or only your last name, onto the document. Print the design on to white card stock using your home printer.
3 Open a new document in your software. Type the words you would like on the inside of the card. Place the green or red card stock in to the printer. Select the printer icon at the top of the page, click "Properties" and choose "2-Up" or "2-in-1." Click "OK" to print the wording on the card stock.
4 Use a pencil to lightly trace the outline of a Christmas themed shape around the printed design, such as a pine tree, an ornament, a cross or even a snowman. Cut out the shape using scissors.
5 Fold the green or red card stock in half and position the card with the inside words facing in the proper direction. Close the card and lay it flat with the front facing up.
6 Flip the shape over, so the names are facing down, and place several foam dots on to the back of the card stock. Turn the shape back over and press it onto the front of the card.
7 Repeat the above steps to create more homemade Christmas cards. Place the cards into envelopes and prepare them to be mailed to your family and friends.