Homemade Christmas Party Invitations
Invitations that you can make for the holiday season. If it is a party that you are having or a simple dinner with close family you may find an invitation idea that you can use to create yourself in our growing gallery.
Gather some simple green or red colored embellishments like ribbon, buttons or stickers to trim your Xmas invites. Charms will also add an elegant touch.
Christmas Invitation Ideas
Party hat invitations - A cheap and easy idea for making your invitations is to buy a bunch of green and red party hats. The ones that unfold into the shape of a crown. Simply write your party details directly on to the hat, pop it into an envelope and you're set.
Christmas Trees - Cut your invites in a geometric shape like a tree, christmas decoration, star or similar. Other shapes can include Santa Clause, an Xmas stocking.
Cookies and tags - Make a batch of Christmas cookies. Print your invitation information onto a piece of card or paper and cut around it in the same shape as your cookie. Place the cookie on top of your invitation and wrap them both in clear cellophane. Tie it up with ribbon or tape.
Stockings - Make some simple stockings from felt material and slip and invitation inside the stocking. Hand them out to your guests.
- Clipart and Computer - Download free Christmas clip art to create your invitations on a word processing program (Word etc) You can download our free Xmas clipart here
Contact me via the contact form if you would like to submit your own homemade invitations to this site.
Christmas Invitation wording examples
Good tidings and good cheer, lets party before the new year!
Choosing the right phrasing and verses for your party invites can be tricky sometimes. When stuck for inspiration you should look through examples of wording that others have used. See our Wording for Christmas party invitations for inspiration.
Choosing the right font is neccessary to set the tone for your Christmas party. Whether your are in need of a formal or festive font you will find a wealth of fonts available freely on the internet.
Here are a few of our favorite fonts. They are all free for your personal use only.
List of Christmas Holiday themed fonts
DIY Xmas Invitation Samples
Click on the invitation to see more details about how it was made.
I wanted to share some of the invitations I made for our holiday party this year. I kept them super simple. The inside has a piece of cardstock with the information about the party printed on to it, and I used clear photo corners to attach it.
Scrapbooking Supplies used - patterned paper by- Doodlebug, Making Memories, and Bo Bunny Press
You can make these simple invitations yourself. The charms and Scrapbooking paper you can purchase from any scrapbook store or even your local dollar shop or department store. The charms may be called card making charms or embellishments. You can recycle charms from use wine glass tokens.
Materials to make 12 cards
12 x A5 Cardstock
1 Sheet of red patterned Christmas scrapbook paper
3 x Green A4 cardstock or paper
Computer and Printer
12 Charms ( You can use stickers or buttons if you can't find metal charms)
Bone folder for nice crisp folds (use a thumbnail or
Paper trimmer, craft knife or scissors, adhesive glue stick and double sided tape.
Take an A5 card and score a fold down the middle lengthwise. Fold the card in half and run your bone folder along the fold to create crisp fold.
Take the patterned paper and cut twelve 2" x 5 7/8" strips. Fold each strip in half lengthwise. Adhere a strip to the card with one half of the strip on the front and the other on the back of the card.
On your computer, open up a word document or similar and Type
12 (or more) times. This text should be bound inside a box of approximately ¾" x 5 7/8". Print them out, cut and adhere to the front of the card about 1" down from the top.
Adhere the charm to the front of the card as per the images above. If you are using metallic charms with a flat back I like to use double sided tape (some times I layer the tape 3 or 4 times) or my favorite adhesive for metal embellishments 'glossy accents'
Print your wording for the inside of the card onto the green A4 cardstock. It should measure approx 4"x2½" in size. Adhere it to the inside of your card.
So you are not a huge fan of the do-it-yourself invitation style. Let us do half the work for you. We create printable Christmas invitations that you can print off from your own home printer or you can take your invites down to your local photo lab and have them printed on quality photo paper for as little as 10 cents each - cheap as chips!
We also have a range of Christmas Photo Cards that you can print and send to your friends and family. Send us your 2010 family pic and we will transform it into a fab new greeting card design for you.
Printable Christmas Cards