Holiday Greetings: snowman

Published July 19, 2012

Making your own Christmas cards is not as daunting of a task as you may think. The trick is to pick a simple design for all the cards and make one trip to the supply store. By keeping things simple, you are able to make a few cards each day. These cute cards require only some craft paper and a few novelty items that can be purchased at Michaels and other craft supply outlets.



  • Craft construction paper
  • White Glue
  • Adhesive Letters
  • Miniature Green Pom Poms
  • Ribbon
  • Buttons, Brads (optional)



The snowman can be made with any 2 combinations of craft paper. Choose coordinating papers such as blue and white or blue and red.  Cut a piece of craft paper 23 cm x 20cm and fold in half lengthwise. This is your basic card. Cut another piece 10cm x 20cm in a complementary colour. Using your glue, mount the smaller piece on the front face of the larger card. Trace out a small snowman approximately 2/3rds the size of the face of the card and glue. Add two small eyes with a felt pen and any accessories to decorate the figure. Brads are wonderful for duplicating buttons (or use multicoloured buttons). Cut a small nose in orange paper and add to the snowman’s face. Finish off with a ribbon scarf and some holiday script to the side.


Christmas Tree

This is a great card for the kids to participate in. The size of the card can be optional but if you plan on mailing them be sure they fit into a mailing size envelope. Choose a green paper that is complementary to your pom-poms. Determine where the center of the card is and begin by gluing 4 small pom poms across the page. Be sure to place them side by side with no gaps. Next apply another row of 5 below. Place a row of 3 on top of the row of 4 followed by 2 more and then the final one for the top of the tree. The base of the tree is made up on 1 pom pom and 2 below. I find the white, craft glue best for this project and safe for the kids. Let the card dry overnight.