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Top 10 Things to Do With Santa Clip Art

Updated on July 21, 2013
Santa Clip Art is a fun way to prepare for the holiday season.
Santa Clip Art is a fun way to prepare for the holiday season.

Not Sure What to Do With Your Santa Claus Clip Art?

Each year, thousands of people download Santa clip art, but what do they do with it?

Santa clip art is perfect for websites, crafts, and home decorating. Choose from Santa hat clip art, clip art with Santa Claus on his sleigh, and pictures of Santa going down the chimney. There are also some pictures of Santa and Mrs. Claus together, as well as Santa and his elves.

Most Santa clips are free, but some sites charge a usage fee for each picture. Memberships are usually fairly inexpensive and are probably worth it if you frequently use clip art for your decorating needs.

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Give Your Website a Festive Touch

Clip art of Santa helps your visitors get excited about the upcoming holiday season, whether your website's theme is food stamps or tasty cupcake recipes. Many people assume that you should only use holiday pictures on websites about Christmas, but that belief is far from true. Santa pics are appropriate for any website and can also be used as Facebook profile pics or Twitter background images.

Color Your Clip Art

Most clip art is fully colored and ready to go, but there are some black and white versions. If you're lucky enough to find one, print it out and then go to town with your favorite markers, colored pencils, or crayons.

If you have young children, this is a great way to keep them busy for a few hours.

A homemade Christmas card brightens a loved one's day.
A homemade Christmas card brightens a loved one's day. | Source

Make Christmas Cards

Now that the economy is a mess, things like couponing and homemade gifts are trendy, not cheap. Take advantage of these hard times by making your very own Christmas cards this year.

Cut out your favorite Santa pictures and paste them on a sturdy sheet of construction paper. Adorn with glitter, ribbons, or anything else you can find around the house. Don't forget to include a warm personal message inside!

Decorate the House

Tired of spending big bucks on holiday decorations? Start making your own.

Santa clip art is perfect for ornaments, door hangers, Christmas wreaths, flame-free candles, and snow globes. To make sure your pictures last the entire holiday season, print them on heavy card stock and then laminate them.

Here's an inexpensive laminator for your home.

Make Your Own Christmas Jewelry

Mini Santa pics are just begging to be turned into earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Print the tiniest Santa photos that you can find, then use a laminator to keep them from bending or breaking. You can even laminate Santa clip art with glitter or tiny beads!

A hole punch, string, and earring hooks are other supplies that you might need.

Computer Screen Saver

Is your monitor looking a bit boring these days? Jazz it up with a Santa screen saver.

Simply download your favorite clips of Santa, then right click the photo and click "Use as desktop background". If that doesn't work on your computer, look for similar words or phrases.

Surprise Your Kids

Hide pieces of Santa Claus clip art all over the house with little notes like, "Ho ho ho! Santa is watching you, so you better be good".

Get really creative - hide them in the shower, under the toilet lid, inside of shoes, in a pile of freshly folded laundry, and on the dish soap.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Easter egg hunts are nearly half a year away. Create a new tradition by hosting your very own holiday scavenger hunt. Hide pieces of holiday clip art throughout the house - or neighborhood - with a clue written on the back of each one.

Make sure the prize is something really cool, like a giant LCD TV for the family. Best Christmas ever!

Gift Tags

Your presents are perfectly wrapped and adorned with ribbon and bows, but there's one minor problem: you're out of gift tags. Put the permanent marker down. You can easily make your own holiday gift tags.

To save time, use a different picture or theme for each family member instead of writing names on the tags. For example, one child gets all Santa Claus tags, another gets snowflake tags, and so on.

Santa Confetti

Hosting a holiday party? Children - and intoxicated adults - love confetti. Print hundreds of mini Santa Claus pictures, then place them all in a giant bowl. Walk through the party, throwing handfuls of Santa confetti as you go.

Just make sure you have a good vacuum, because clean up won't be fun. Hey, Christmas only comes once a year, right?

What do you do with your Christmas clip art? Tell me all about it below.

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      Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

      How neat, rwelton! Thanks for sharing your holiday tradition!

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      rwelton 6 years ago from Sacramento CA

      Sunny Glitter...part of our post holiday tradition is to cut up the decorative parts of all our received Christmas cards and bag them with the other decorations and pull them out next season for decorating hand made cards and packages the following year. Thanks!


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      Sunnyglitter 6 years ago from Cyberspace

      LOL Page, Santa confetti is definitely best at other people's homes. Haha. Also, Santa confetti would be fun at a December wedding or something.

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      PageC 6 years ago

      I'll have to try the Santa my sister' house! LOL.