Happy Holidays gift card with free matching printable. Tie to a bundle of firewood for a heartwarming gift.
“Gifting Made Easy” by Gift Card Girlfriend
If you want a simple gift card holder to deliver to friends and family this holiday season, then this “Happy Holidays” card is the perfect choice. With a tree-themed design, the card looks right at home wrapped around a bundle of firewood or tied to a designer set of matchsticks. See below for the simple steps needed to turn this holiday gift card holder into the perfect Christmas present.
1. Order Gift Card and Download Printable
Before you bundle up the sticks, you’ll need to order the Happy Holidays gift card and download one of the gift card holders. Both the flat and folded holders look nice with the matching green gift card, of course, but you can always use a store brand gift card or slip a different kind of “green” into the holder. (Cash, that is!)
Order the Happy Holidays Gift Card
Download the matching Flat Happy Holidays Card Holder
Download the matching Folded Happy Holidays Gift Card Holder
2. Print the Holders
After downloading the holder you want, print it on a color printer using “best quality” and “actual size” settings. (Do not select “shrink to fit” or any other setting that will change the size of the printed .pdf image.) White, card stock paper measuring 8-1/2″ x 11″ works best. Cut the holder with a paper cutter using the trim marks as a guide.
For the flat gift card printable, I simply added a sparkly star to the top of the tree, punched a hole on top and threaded some burlap twine through the hole. Then using some double-sided tape, I attached the plastic gift card to the printed paper holder. To make the folded gift card holder, read on.
3. Make the Folded Holder
If you look at the printed side of the folded printable holder, you’ll see the fold lines are marked where the design meets the white space. If you line up a ruler against the card, those fold lines should be at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. Using a pencil, mark the back side (white side) of the carrier at those same measurements.
4. Add the Card
Using a ruler and a semi-sharp instrument (something that will give you a firm crease, but not cut the paper), score the card along the measured line. Scoring the paper in this way will make it much easier to fold the card in a straight line.
Normally, at this point, I use tape or glue to seal the sides of the bottom flap. This creates a simple pocket to hold a gift card or cash. This time, however, I wanted to try using the twine instead. I punched two holes in the side of the folded carrier–low enough to catch the pocket flap. Then I tied a knot in one end of the twine, strung it through to the back, added a loop and pulled the twine back through to the other side. The final knot holds everything in place. Pull the twine from the back of the card and the flaps stay closed.
5. Wrap it Up
The only thing left to do is tie the gift card holder to the bundle of firewood. I gathered a few logs, tied a delightful double-ribbon around the pile and added a holly leaf. Either gift card holder will do, but I liked the folded card holder for this particular presentation. The burlap twine is a nice complement to the rustic wood. Making gift cards feel personal is so easy to do when you take a little extra time to make a cute holder and deliver the card with something extra. Can you believe all it takes is a couple of logs, some ribbon and a free printable? Believe it.
Matching Happy Holidays Card
If you don’t want to make a printable gift card holder, then buy the matching greeting card on our website. When ordering the Happy Holidays Gift Card, select the Standard Greeting Card for a little over a dollar more. Add a custom embossed message line to the plastic card and add a custom message to the greeting card. We’ll handle the rest. The card won’t come delivered with firewood, but the sentiment will be heartwarming just the same.
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Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend