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Christmas Cards for Kids: 12 Styles to Color for Fun Surprises (Free)

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These Christmas cards for kids are super cool with special holiday surprises.

These 12 Christmas surprise cards (plus blank templates) are awesome activities for your party and all sorts of holiday fun with children.

Find out more about these Christmas coloring activities and get your free printable set today!

Examples of 14 free printable Christmas cards for kids with special surprises.

Simple Ways to Celebrate Christmas with Kids

Want an easy yet cool way to boost your Christmas fun with kids? Try these printable surprise cards!

Are you new to surprise cards? If you're not familiar with these types of paper crafts, simple surprise cards open up to reveal a hidden image or theme. The picture on the cover of the card is split in half and connected on the inside with a different image.

My boys are obsessed with making these cards! We first found surprise cards through Art for Kids Hub. Xman and Bear (my two younger boys) have had a blast making these cards to give to friends and family members, as well as just because.

Since the boys enjoy these drawing and coloring activities (and our free printable Halloween surprise cards) so much, I knew these printable Christmas cards for kids with fun surprises would be awesome additions to our holiday fun collection.

Woman holding DIY coloring card with other templates and examples of free Christmas cards for kids.

Learn More About These Free Printable Christmas Cards for Kids

This free printable pack of Christmas cards for kids has 6 pages with 12 cards (2 cards per page) and bonus page with blank templates.

These cards are in black-and-white so you can color and customize (plus makes it easier on your printer!).

All of the Christmas cards have a variety of gift cover images and:

  • Santa with sunglasses
  • Christmas tree
  • Snowman with earmuffs and snowflakes
  • Elf with gift bag
  • Gingerbread man
  • Penguin and reindeer holding presents
  • Ornaments
  • Stocking with Merry Christmas
  • Snow globe with a reindeer and pine trees
  • Nativity scence
  • Gingerbread house and Christmas trees
  • Friendly reindeer

Plus, you'll find one page with 2 cards with blank centers for your kids to draw and color their own Christmas surprises! A few ideas for DIY Christmas card surprises are:

Woman holding example of Christmas cards for kids featuring a cute snowman in a gift with other examples of these surprise cards.

Fun Ways to Make and Enjoy These Surprise Cards

There are so many ways for your students to enjoy these cards with hidden surprises.

I suggest printing the cards on white cardstock. Your Christmas cards will be more durable and your kids can write messages on the back that won't show through 😉

Take a look through all 12 styles of these cards. Your child can pick out their favorite one and begin with it.

Chat about your child's ideas for how to color their card. OR let them loose and get creative!

Another idea is to make a card for your child. Include a gift card or DIY coupon (for example, for movie night or later bedtime).

These printable Christmas cards for kids are also perfect for:

Woman holding example of Christmas surprise card featuring a Christmas tree in gift with other examples in background.

Recommended Materials For Making These Cards

I suggest that you have these supplies to make it easier to get started:

White cardstock



Color pencils

Fine-tip markers

Small Christmas stickers

Washi tape (optional to keep card closed)

Free printable pages of Christmas cards for kids with fun surprises.

Get Your Free Printable Christmas Cards for Kids

WooHoo! These creative holiday activities for Christmas fun with kids are amazing!

This free printable pack of Christmas surprise cards includes six pages with 12 cards (2 cards per page) plus a bonus page of blank templates of 2 cards to customize.

And you may certainly print as many copies of these Christmas cards as you need to enjoy with your homeschool, classroom, or co-op. If you have co-workers or friends who'd enjoy these free printables, please share this postThank you for sharing - I appreciate your cooperation!

To get this FREE printable pack of Christmas surprise cards, all you need to do is subscribe to Rock Your Homeschool.

⭐️ You’ll receive an email with a PDF file plus a password to open the VIP Resource Library to all RYHS freebies. Email Amy at rockyourhomeschool@gmail.com if you have any problems!

AND you’ll get emails with ideas, resources, and encouragement to make life and learning fun 🙂

(Hey hey! Current RYHS members just need to access the VIP Resource Library page and enter the password in your welcome email.)

Get your Free Printable Christmas Surprise Cards Pack by tapping here or on the image below.

Color and black-and-white examples of 14 free Christmas surprise cards.

What are your ideas for making and enjoying these Christmas surprise cards? Share in the comments area at the bottom of the post!

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  1. I signed up for two of your free offers. They did not download. One was the snowman shapes and the other fill in the number download.

    1. Sorry about that! The links are working on me end. I'll dig into this tech issue. You can always email me, too 🙂

  2. The link is not working. My students love these. Where is the password. I can't see it anywhere in this post. Thanks for your creativity.

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