Day 16: Harlem Macaroni Kid Countdown to Christmas

Family Traditions: Christmas Cards

December 9, 2022

Looking for a unique way to send Christmas Cards this year?

We love to fold, cut and stick Christmas cards and make envelopes that matches the cards.

Supplies needed

Construction paper of any color and white




Pen, Colored pencils

Step 1: Fold a rectangle of thick, white paper in half for each card.

Step 2: Cut a rectangle of any colorful paper that's slightly smaller than your card. Fold in half.

Step 3: Draw one of these shapes on the colorful paper, next to the fold. Then cut it out. (Snowman, Angel, Star)

Step 4: Unfold the rest of the paper and stick it on the front of the white card. Add details with pen and write a message inside.

How to make envelopes:

Step 1: Cut out a big rectangle of paper and place the card on top. Fold down the paper, leave a gap 3 cm (1 inch) wide on each side

Step 2: Turn over, then fold the strip at the top.

Step 3: Undo both folds. Then, fold the left and right sides. Undo these folds too.

Step 4: Cut off these parts at each corner, along the creases

Step 5: Fold the side flaps and stick the bottom flap on top

Step 6: Slip the card inside. Then, stick down the flap.

To make a label, cut out a shape and stick it on.

If you make a craft, please tag us on social media, at @mackidharlm #coundowntochristmas