Free Christmas greetings card insert template to download and print

Following on from my post about making printed inserts for your stitched greetings cards I have created a template for you to download and print. If you have Microsoft Word there is an insert template that you can customise. If not then there is a PDF version ready to print.

The insert is designed cards with a finished size of 104 mm x 152 mm (approximately 4 inches x 6 inches). This is the size that my Stitching Cards patterns are designed to fit. There are two inserts on a single A4 sheet.

Christmas insert

Instructions for the Microsoft Word template:

1. Download and save the template to a folder on your computer.

2. Navigate to the folder and double click on the file. It will open in Microsoft Word.

3. The message reads “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the xxx family”. You can replace “xxx” with your family name or customise the wording to your own choice by highlighting the text and typing over it.

4. The text is in Times Roman because it is found on most computers. You can change the font size and style by highlighting/selecting the text and choosing another font.

5. Print the template on standard A4 printer paper. Even if you are going to use decorative paper it is best to do a test on standard paper first.

6. Trim 10 mm (3/8 inch) off the right-hand edge.

7. There are two inserts on the template so cut the sheet in half.

8. Fold the insert in half with the greeting inside and test it in your card. Make sure that the design is central on the right-hand side of the insert. If necessary you can trim the insert to fit.

9. When you are ready to mount your insert in your card put a thin strip of self-adhesive double-sided tape along the inside right-hand side of the fold in your greetings card. Or run a line of stick adhesive alongside the right-hand side of the fold.

Instructions for the PDF template:

The message reads “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year”. There are versions with and without a box surround. You can not customise the words on the PDF version.

Download and save the template to a folder on your computer and follow steps 5 to 9 above.

To save the template to your computer choose “Save…” from the file download box that appears. Make a note of where the template is being saved to so that you can find it.

The download links:

Download the template in Microsoft Word format.

Download in PDF format. Greeting with a border.

Download in PDF format. Greeting without a border.

For the inserts that are in PDF format you will need Adobe Reader to view and print it. Adobe Reader software can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

Feedback wanted

Please give me some feedback on these insert templates by using the comment facility. Which template did you use; Microsoft Word or PDF? How did you get on with it? Would you be interested in some more templates with a different size or wording?

20 thoughts on “Free Christmas greetings card insert template to download and print”

  1. Thank you for the templates. I used the Microsoft Word version and I managed to work out how to change the wording and the font. I am pleased with the result.

  2. Yes, thankyou from me, as i will be able to use this and adapt for the school card n craft club, i help with, it’s a nice finishing touch for the children to use, some aren’t happy with their writing, so Thanks,

  3. Thanks you so much. Worked a treat for my christmas cards. It was really easy using the microsoft word download. Instructions were easy to follow and easy to understand. Once again thank you.

  4. Thank you for all the freebies. I personally like the pdf format that if needed I can convert to jpg. But I guess everyone chooses what they are most familiar with.

  5. Thank you so much for your inserts. I downloaded the Word format and found it very easy to change the font and insert my own greeting. Yes please, could we have some more sizes, squares and A5 would be fantastic as would a fold down variation of the 6″x4″ size.

  6. I am looking for stitching cards that I am allowed to use in teaching this type of classes. I have taught other type cards classes taking notice that as long as they are not sold I won’t have any problem with the copyright. When I started teaching Iris Folding I was allowed to teach this and give out the patterns to the class because it was a way for others to learn how to do Iris Folding. I even purchased patterns for the Iris Folding and the owner gave me the okay as long as I didn’t sell her patterns. I have downloaded some free patterns for stitching cards but now I’m wondering if I’m allowed to use these in my classes. If you can help me I’d appreciate hearing from you. Thank You, Norma

  7. Thank you for your question Norma.

    The free patterns on this web site have the following copyright notice on them:

    These instructions are copyright © 2008 Prick And Stitch Is My Craft.
    Published at
    E-mail [email protected]
    This pattern can be used to produce cards for personal pleasure and personal giving.
    Reproduction of this pattern is allowed for personal or teaching use.
    This copyright notice should appear on all copies of the pattern.

    Best wishes,

  8. Thank you David!

    I can now start deciding which free card templates I will teach for the four times we will meet. Also to collect my supplies.

    The info about the copyright notice will be on each students template.

    I live in a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) in the USA. The women I teach are all over 75 and enjoy attending classes of various kinds from time to time. This breaks up their daily routine. With my Iris Folding classes, I now have about 4 women making cards on thier own.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if I don’t pick up some more women who have through the years enjoyed embroidery but have given that up for the time being. Everyone can use a note card to send a greeting to someone.

    I really appreciate such a quick response to my question.


  9. Thank you so much for the christmas insert download. I used the PDF format as it can easily be converted to JPEG, I’m not great at using Word
    Some other sizes would be great.

  10. Many thanks for the free downloads, I have found the JPEG card insert very useful and so easy to use.
    I am new to your website but I shall certainly be returning.

  11. Thank you for providing this insert. Do you have an insert for card sizes 6″ x 4.5″ landscape. I am 70 years old and am rather new to the computer and all its wonderful capabilities. It is very kind of you to share your knowledge.

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