Martin the Mouse December Post - Martin's DIY Holiday Coloring Book CardsHappy holidays, friends! December is full of celebrations. There’s Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve, and that’s just to name a few. Are you celebrating any holidays this month?

Usually lots of people gather together in December, but things might look a bit different this year. When you can’t visit your favorite people, there are other ways to let them know you love them. You could video chat, or send them a gift, or—I have an idea—make them a card! I can show you how!

Start thinking about who you want to make cards for. How about parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts and uncles, close friends, or teachers?

Let’s get started!

Gather supplies

Martin the Mouse December Post - Martin's DIY Holiday Cards Supplies

Get crafty

  1. Print out the card template (PDF, JPG).
  2. Cut the paper in half, using the dotted lines as a guide. Ask an adult for help or for permission to use scissors.
  3. Fold each one in half vertically (hamburger-style) to make it a card. To do this, lay each one down, blank side up. Match up the corners and hold them together with one hand, and smooth the paper down with the other hand, making a crease.
  4. Get creative, and decorate the cards! Crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paint would work well for coloring them in. You could even use glue to add embellishments.
    • “Embellishments” means decorations, like pom poms, felt, pipe cleaners, glitter, or whatever else is in your craft box.

Send your love!

Write notes inside the cards. If you used paint or glue, make sure the cards are dry first.

Ask an adult to help you put them in an envelope and mail them.

Let’s see your creativity! Send me a picture of your cards by posting and tagging me on Facebook at

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