Delightful gift card holder to print at home and deliver Season’s Greetings to friends and neighbors.
“Gifting Made Easy” by Gift Card Girlfriend
One of the simplest ways to deliver a holiday gift card is to tuck it into a basket full of fruit, place it atop a homemade treat, or hang the card on a nice-looking bottled beverage. For this Season’s Greetings gift card holder, I chose mandarin oranges wrapped in a burlap box and a festive bottle of sparkling blood orange grapefruit juice. The oranges seemed like a perfect match for the orange-looking bulbs on the design’s Christmas tree. See below for step-by-step instructions on how to make this printable season’s greetings gift card holder.
Order Gift Card and Download Printable
Since it will take a couple of days for your gift card to arrive (depending on the shipping method you choose), I suggest you order the gift card first, then shop for the other pieces of the present. I picked up the oranges and fancy sparkling juice at Costco. I made the burlap box by covering a box I already had with an extra scrap of burlap. Although I like my gift card deliveries to look and feel special, I try to keep the additional expenses to a minimum so the bulk of my money goes towards the value of the card.
Order the Season’s Greetings Gift Card
Download the matching Flat Season’s Greetings Holder
Download the matching Folded Season’s Greetings Holder
Although the Season’s Greetings gift card is the perfect match for this holiday printable, you could fill the folded gift card holder with cash, a check or a Christmas gift card from another company as well. That part is up to you.
Print the Gift Card 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.
Make the Flat Card Holder Hangable
Since I planned to hang the flat gift card holder around the neck of a nice bottle, I only needed to attach a ribbon to the paper to complete the gift. Measuring an equal distance from each side, I punched two holes on top. Then I looped a matching ribbon through each hole and tied knots to keep the ribbon in place.
Make the Folded Holder
If you look at the printed side of the folded gift card holder, you’ll see that the card folds on the colored borders. Even though I can clearly see the lines on the printed side, I measure them so I can mark the fold lines on the blank side. The lines are at the 3″ and 6-1/4″ marks. Using a pencil, mark the back side (white side) of the Christmas carrier at those measurements.
Score the Folded Holder
The easiest way to fold card stock is to score it first. If you try to fold without scoring, you’ll find the crease is fatter and more likely to go off course. Using a ruler and the measured marks, score the paper on the fold lines.
When the card is folded, use tape or glue to seal the sides of the bottom flap to create a pocket. Tuck the gift card (or cash) into the pocket and write a note above if you want. It’s all ready to go!
Make it a Present
Now all you have to do is deliver the gift cards in a festive orange-inspired way. As I mentioned above, I put some tiny oranges in a burlap covered box. Although the box I made isn’t nearly as elaborate or tidy as the one on this blog, I used the instructions found there for tips on how to get started.
Orange you glad I showed you this? (Sorry…too many kids. I can’t think about oranges without hearing that silly knock-knock joke in my head.) Anyway, if you don’t have time to be fancy with oranges and juice this holiday season, then let us deliver these glad tidings for you.
When you order the Merry Christmas gift card, select the matching greeting card to go with it. Depending on the shipping method you choose, your present could be on its way before the end of the day.
Much as I love to craft, I also love to check things off my list during the busy holiday season. Letting us send the card is the fastest way to do that. If you would be mailing this card to someone who doesn’t live nearby, then sparing yourself the effort of sending fresh fruit or a bottle of liquid is all the more reason to select one our Christmas greeting cards.
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Happy Gift Carding!
~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend