Back in the day, Christmas holiday celebrations were marked with all sorts of delightful traditions. Many have carried over to this generation but others have fallen by the wayside. The tradition of sending and receiving of Christmas holiday greeting cards has waned due to high costs and busier lifestyles. In the 1960s, people sent and received 200-300 Christmas cards in a season. But with stamps at $.50 each and greeting cards at $4 a piece, few people can afford to continue the traditions of sending Christmas cards. Here are two solutions to send affordable Christmas cards. Send Christmas post cards instead of Christmas cards. They cost about half what greeting cards cost to mail. Instead of buying Christmas cards, print your own. Several websites offer free printable Christmas cards in secular and religious patterns. Some are money holder or photo frame cards, too.
Mint printables has free printable Christmas cards in mostly religious styles. There is a vintage cherub, several whimsical Christmas cards and Gothic herald angel greeting cards. DLTK has free printable Christmas cards in mostly secular, non-religious patterns. Choose to print in color or black and white. Then use the black and white Christmas cards as a coloring page with paper folding activity for children.
Print Free is where the free printable Christmas cards go berserk. There are loads of different holiday greeting cards in modern, classic, traditional, vintage and cartoon themes. Eight Christmas cards are black and white images that children can color. There are secular and religious Christmas cards and generic winter holiday greeting cards. Some say “Merry Christmas” or “Season’s Greetings” or “Happy Holiday.” You can customize holiday greeting cards with personalized messages.
Now scoot over to All Free Printables for a lollapalooza of free printable Christmas fun! There are secular, religious, vintage, contemporary and classic Christmas cards, a printable Christmas activity book for children, plus free printable holiday gift tags, crafts, coloring page and cut and paste activities.But wait, there’s more! MES Cards has mucho free printable Christmas cards in a plethora of styles. Most feature animated cartoons of secular Christmas images: Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, presents, a snowman and Christmas trees. And Activity Village has darling free printable holiday greeting cards for children, to make, send and receive. Last but not least Greetings Island offers a gazillion (that’s a word!) different free printable Christmas greeting cards in an array of styles from whimsical cartoon to elegant contemporary. Most are secular and not religious Christmas cards.