How to make Christmas gift tags

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  1. Make your gifts stand out with large labels that no one will miss
  2. Opt for printed gift tags
  3. Where to find gift card templates
  4. How to Design Your Own Christmas Gift Tags
  5. Don’t want to print tags? Go green instead

Make your gifts stand out with large labels that no one will miss

Every holiday season forces most of us to look for ways to celebrate while staying within budget and minimizing stress. A fun way is to make your own large Christmas gift tags, especially to match those large gifts, but sometimes also to give the feel of a small gift.

Opt for printed gift tags

The large sizes provide a great contrast to small gifts. When used on large gifts, they stand out much more than the small tags that are overlooked. Plus, the format allows you to quickly add personalized notes to make these gifts extra special. Try wrapping gifts in kraft or other plain paper so that your tags take center stage and your messages stand out.

Where to find gift card templates

Internet resources galore. Here are a few examples to get you started (no preference in that order):

  • Gather and Feast offers a beautiful set of simple yet elegant black and white labels that are sure to stand out.

  • World Label offers editable chalkboard effect tag templates that can be easily personalized before printing.

  • You’ll find some beautiful Christmas gift tags in soft green, red and black with a hand drawn style in Design Sponge.

  • At Wild Olive, you can download gift tags in a striking modern, colorful design theme.

  • Want even more color? Try the tags suggested by blogger Caroline Johansson.

  • Poppies at Play are round tags in a sophisticated design in grey, red and white.

How to Design Your Own Christmas Gift Tags

Typically, you download print tags in .pdf format, which you can open in Acrobat Reader. (If you don’t already have this software, you can download it for free.) Then:

  1. Print labels on your home printer, using the heaviest paper or card stock you can skip.

  2. trim your custom labels.

  3. Use a hole punch to punch a hole in every tag.

  4. Skip the narrow one ribbon or rope through the hole in the tag and tie it close to the top of the tag.

  5. tie small onion and release the ribbon or rope tails to secure the card to the package.

Don’t want to print tags? Go green instead

Here’s a really eco-friendly and inexpensive way to make oversized Christmas gift tags: recycle!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Save Christmas cards you get every year.

  2. For every tag cut the front map (where there is a design).

  3. punch a hole in a new tag and write a message on the back.

  4. To tie for a new gift!

Recycling is a great way to avoid losing all those beautiful cards.

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