How to Decorate Christmas Card Envelopes

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love Christmas time and even as an adult I feel the magic, the love, and the excitement of Christmas. One of my favorite things about this time of the year is sending out Christmas Cards. I love to send a card with cute pictures of our children. I am a firm believer in using Christmas pictures in Christmas clothes with a Christmas background for our card, but this year that didn’t work out for us. I went on a mission to find a cute Christmas card that matched pictures from the fall and Tiny Prints had the perfect card. This was my first time buying a photo card on card stock paper and my husband and I fell in love with it. From now on this is the type of card we will be buying.

As I was buying the cards, it gave me all sorts of options for decorations on the inside of the envelope and of course an added price. I had already spent more on these amazing cards so adding polka dots or stripes, etc to the inside of the envelope was out of the question. I had an idea to make my own decoration for the back of the envelope that matched the design on our card.

I picked this amazing card from So I decided to decorate our envelope with holly leafs and berries the same colors as in the card. The berries just popped out to me as a perfect fit for the envelope.

On my Cricut Explore I cut out a berry branch about 6 inches long and berries in a matching dark pink color.

Then I glued the berries onto the holly vine and let them dry for an hour. Then I put the card in the envelopes, sealed the envelopes and then glued the holly berry vine along the seal of the envelope.

It just added a special touch to the envelopes and brought the envelope and the card together in the same Christmas decor on the inside and out. If you don’t have a Cricut, which I didn’t for years, use Christmas stickers or cut out shapes of a tree, candy cane, Santa, gingerbread, stocking or anything that would match your card in beautiful paper.

I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and joy. Enjoy the day and all the days leading up to Christmas.

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.