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Christmas Pop Up Cards to Make and Buy
Festive Cards that Stand Out!
Celebrate Christmas in style with these stunning pop up cards. People often get lots of cards at Christmas. So how about giving a Christmas card which literally stands out? The cards featured on this page are pop up cards, which either pop out when you open the card or when you pull a special tab.
On this page, you'll be able to download printable templates so you can make your own, watch tutorials, or buy ready-made pop up cards.
Printable Christmas Pop Up Cards to Make Yourself
Make Your Own
Spread the true meaning of Christmas by making and sending this cute nativity scene card which features Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, some wise men (or kings), and a donkey in the background on the inside, as well as a wise man and a shepherd with a sheep which pop out when you open the two sides. There are extra decoupage elements to cut out and attach to give extra depth.
This cute card has a different pop up mechanism. It features a mouse holding a gift and a layered Christmas tree which pop up when you pull the tab. This kit also includes extra elements which are stuck on to increase the 3D effect.
More Pop Up Kits available for purchase
Click the thumbnails on the right to see some of the other printable Christmas designs available, including a snowy church, a bunch of happy penguins, carol singers, children around the chimney on Christmas eve, and Santa with his reindeer.
This page is packed full on pop up templates. These are all just black lines on a white background. You can color the pictures after you print them out or you could print on colored or patterned paper. But you could also just leave it as white elements which could look quite effective. Mount the pop up section on a piece of contrasting card. Here's the Christmas patterns you'll find here when you scroll down a bit: an angel, a Christmas tree, a poinsettia flower, Santa, a snowflake, and a snowman.
There are quite a few quite complex pop up designs available on this page including pop up Christmas teddies, several Santas, a snowman, a wreath, and an a sweet house with Santa emerging from the chimney.
A very cute nativity scene with the shepherds. Choose either the full color version, or a version you can color yourself.
Cartoon nativity card - this template comes as a black and white picture which can be colored after printing, or as a full color version. There are two pages to print - the base card and the section which pops out. The download files are down a little on the right and the instructions for putting the card together are further down the page.
Christmas star on the horizon. The star is colored, but you may wish to add color to the rest of the page. Instructions are included on the page.
Cute little pixel Christmas trees - either as a single tree or in a group of three.
Christmas gingerbread house and man
Four pop up snowflake cards (looks like this website now requires registration(free) to be able to download these templates)
A lovely three dimensional star. This link will take you to the link to download the template. See the video below for how to fold the star.
Outline template showing cutting and folding lines for make a straight edged and a scalloped edged Christmas tree. Print onto green paper (or whatever color / pattern you want the tree to be). Instructions on the page.
Use Colored Paper to Make Cards
If you don't have a printer, or you are out of ink, you can still make your own pop up Christmas cards using different colored paper, paints, scissors, glue, punches, and glitter. The following videos have instruction for a few different, but effective styles.
Snowy tree tutorial videos
Accordion Fold Tree
Ready Made Pop Up Christmas Cards To Buy
Very attractive and clever Christmas tree card. Pack of 8. Size: 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
A delightful winter scene complete with cottage, pine tree and a snowman.
Size: 15cm x 10 cm (approx 6" x 4")
Cats and Tree
A couple of cats having fun with the gifts and decorations - the perfect card for a cat lover.
Santa on the Roof
The front of this card shows a snow covered village. When you open it up, you zoom into a rooftop view of Santa, a reindeer, and a pile of toys.
Size: 5" x 5"
Color Your Own Set
This is a fun idea, especially for the kids. In this set, you get two each of ten different designs. They are partially colored, but some areas are left white so you can add your own color. Includes envelopes.