The best Christmas card and wrap freebies from around the web

Make sure you have a cup of tea and some time for this post, because I had a lovely time clicking through all the links and finding super ideas for me and the kids. The post is written by Maxabella, who has the gorgeous blog Maxabella Loves. It is also part of my 10 week Christmas planning series. You can find the rest of the series here.


It’s November and November is when it’s widely acceptable to start thinking all things Christmas. Any earlier and I think we somehow cheat the year. Mind you, I won’t let a single mince pie touch my lips until at least December, but if we’re going to get through the season in stress-free style, the plotting and planning absolutely need to happen this month.

The first thing I do every November is start wrapping the gifts we send to friends and family overseas. I like to take time over gift wrapping at the best of times, but when I’m sending something to someone I miss dearly, I like to wrap in a way that is unique and extra special. A beautifully wrapped gift becomes part of the present itself.

Each year I trawl the internet looking for freebies that will set my gifts apart. Here’s a round up of the best little printables I’ve found over the years. From cards to tags to gift wrap, I hope something catches your eye that will fit in with your Christmas theme and make your gifts especially memorable this year.

Whimsical cards

1. Crafty: Hand illustrated gift tags from Decorator’s Notebook Blog. Click here to download pdf.
2. Soft: Bauble tags in a variety of prints from Fellow Fellow. Click here to download pdf.
3. Simple: Beautifully illustrated tags by Kelli Murray. Click here to download pdf.
4. Sweet: Angels, buttons and kids in antlers, all by Ginger and George. Click here to download pdf.
5. Whimsical: Lovely motifs that will fit with lots of different Christmas themes from Love Vs Design. Click here to download the pdf.
6. Charming: These quirky deer tags (there’s also a bear) from Creature Comforts will have everyone talking. Click here to download the pdf.

Funky Christmas

1. “For your mistletoes” – a cute idea from Ivy in the Bay to give a simple gift of nail polish a little extra dazzle. Click here to download the pdf.
2. Tagged: Add a ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ rating to your gifts with these tags from The Life of the Party. Click here to download the pdf.
3. Warning: A cute way to keep the sneaking to a minimum from Lemon Squeezy. Click here to download the pdf.
4. Santa: There’s a present and a turtle dove too, all by Slug and Bull. Click here to download the pdf.
5. Colour in: Mr Printables has a range of colouring in cards that will make a great gift. Click here to download the owl pdf.
6. Peace, love and…: Add your own label for the thing your most grateful for this Christmas with these tags from Eat, Drink, Chic. Click here to download the pdf.


1. Subtle: There’s a choice of trees or snowmen from Curious Zhi, each as soft and lovely as the other. Click here to download the tree pdf.
2. Natural: Two nature-inspired prints from Claire at Fellow Fellow. Click here to download the pdf.
3. Cute: Perfect for a gift card, these envelopes by This Heart of Mine  come in reindeer, santa and snowman. Click here to download the reindeer pdf.
4. Clever: A printable flip-top gift box that’s sure to be appreciated. Find the full instructions are at Just Something I Made.
5. Simple: Two different printable wraps from Giochi di Carta that complement each other perfectly. Click here to download the pdf.
6. Adorbs: Handmade Charlotte is one of the best places on the web for printables and DIY and this nutcracker wrap is gorgeous. Click here to download the pdf.

Enjoy the wrapping and do try not to leave it until the last minute!

Maxabella 300 x 300Maxabella firmly believes in balance: chocolate in, chips out; exercise good, early mornings bad. She keeps a neat house but only wears clothes that don’t require ironing. Writing about fitting good parenting into a lovely life is her favourite topic, mostly because in cyberspace you cannot see eyes roll. She blogs from the heart at Maxabella Loves.


Not only does Maxabella have the knack of finding wonderful freebies on the internet, her blog is always a source of inspiration for me, from how I approach my parenting to ideas for parties and celebrations. Check out these fab posts from her blog:

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How to make reindeer noses

Which of these printables do you love?