Christmas Card Lettering

Hey guys! It’s art time! It’s also getting close to Christmas, and so I thought I’d do a Christmas-y tutorial this time. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy it.

To start with, what do you want your card to say? Here are some lines from carols or other holiday sayings thatย you could put on your card:

  • merry christmas (obviously XD)
  • oh holy night
  • deck the halls
  • jingle bells
  • have a holly jolly christmas
  • noel
  • let it snow
  • joy to the world
  • peace on earth
  • merry and bright
  • season’s greetings

Now that you’ve got a saying to put on your card, you can think up how you want it to look. For my first card, I wanted a more doodle-y look. I chose to write “Let it Snow” on my card. I wrote my words out, and then added a line with stripes in.


As you can see, I wrote ‘it’ in cursive. Good font pairing really will help your cards! Try not to use too many different fonts though. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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After you are done doing it in black, fill in certain bits with a single color. I love the simplicity of this look.


If you wantย your cardย to look more elegant, Iย suggest script.

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I find that sometimes if I’m making my card my letters get out of wack. A trick to help with this is to measure your card and put a light dot withย a pencil in the very middle.


Then you can put your middle letter right over it.


Fill out the rest of the word and it should be pretty evenly spaced.

Here’s how my second card turned out:


Here are a few doodles you could add to your card:


Don’t know who to give the card to? Maddiย is hosting a Christmas Card Exchange, so you could make a card to send to her! ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Have a nice week!


63 thoughts on “Christmas Card Lettering

  1. This is a great tutorial! I like it a lot! I hope to use some of these ideas for some of this year’s Christmas cards! I love how you listed sayings that you can put on the card, that helps a lot! Otherwise I might not think to put anything other than “Merry Christmas” on the front of all my cards! I really like your tips on combining fonts as well!
    Again, Great tutorial!


  2. Ooh I love that matching font thingie. I’ll definitely be using that! Also thanks for this post: I’ve just started lettering my Christmas stuffs (cocoa cups, mini canvases, cards, the like), so this post is super helpful!


  3. Wow! Those are so prretttty. ๐Ÿ˜€ They’re really gorgeous. Now I have the sudden urge to be artistic for once and actually make something. XD This is an awesome tutorial! Thank you for this post. ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Grace said you could give me information on how to download fonts…would you? ๐Ÿ˜€
    P.S. I made a bunch of Christmas cards using your ideas..they turned out awesome! โค


    1. Okay!Sure! So, you’ll need to find a free font site first. I like or Find the font you want, and click download. It should only take a few seconds to download. Then click open, and click on the file that says OpenType or TrueType. (Depending on your computer, it may or may not have a little box with an A on it. Click on that if you see it.) Then just click install!

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