Holiday Reindeer Cards

Liz over at Say Yes to Hoboken invited me to do a craft for her BlogNog Holiday Series. She did a great job organizing a fantastic collection of holiday crafts, so keep your eye out over there for more BlogNog posts. For mine, I decided to make these reindeer cards!

My kids love it when we give them the task of decorating a card for someone. It gives them a big sense of pride and importance. So for the holidays this year I made a reindeer card that could be part card and part toy. The kids ended up wanting to keep the ones they made, but that’s ok, we’ll make more!

If you want to try them out there is a template below that you can print. (I recommend using a thick paper.) Fold in half on the dotted lines, cut around the edges and decorate. Then write a holiday greeting if you’d like to give it to someone. Happy Holidays!

Click on the image below, then print.


  1. Paul & Paula
    December 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Happy Holidays to you too...
    Here in The Netherlands the kids big event, Sinterklaas, with big presents etc is already on Sunday... Yes Sunday, only 4 1/2 days away...
    Cute card, my daughter loves to decorate cards or presents as well!

  2. Vanessa/NessieNoodle
    December 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    these are fantastic!
    thanks for sharing. I think a few of these printed out and colored by my little guy will be just perfect for family.

  3. La Chili
    December 2, 2010 at 12:04 am

    You make so great stuff and then you share it, awesome.
    Thank you, love the cards.

  4. Ren- Lady Of The Arts
    December 2, 2010 at 12:58 am

    So cute- My monkeys like to decorate cards as well.

  5. I Live in an Antbed
    December 2, 2010 at 3:08 am


  6. Michele Pacey
    December 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Hi Joel,

    I don't know where I heard of your work first but I've decided it's probably wise to keep track of it in a more concerted way. i really like what you do. this post is no exception. thanks for the inspiration. i have a brother named joel. not you. you're not my brother.

  7. Anonymous
    December 3, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    How about "Merry Christmas!"?

  8. CherishedHearts Vintage
    December 4, 2010 at 3:52 am

    I'm so happy to have stumbed upon you over on Etsy. So creative and original! Love this blog!

  9. Joel Henriques
    December 4, 2010 at 4:26 am

    Thanks everyone!

  10. earth sky sea
    December 5, 2010 at 6:43 am

    added these to my blog under FREE ACTIVITIES
    earth sky sea child is about Ideas for children that are in tune with the environment and our natural world.

  11. visoda
    December 5, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Hello, Joel, thanks for your creative ideas. they inspire me so much for making the same things for my son like this
    I'm the admirer of your talent.
    Happy Holidays!
    Natalia, Russia, Omsk

  12. what's on for kids limerick
    December 6, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    another definate for my little pre-schooler. I have posted on my Irish mum's blog

  13. Amanda
    December 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Thank you for the adorable reindeer! My daughter set to work yesterday make a whole herd to pull Santa's sleigh!

  14. Joel Henriques
    December 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Thanks everyone! I love seeing all of your fantastic reindeer cards!!

    visoda - That fishing game with the paper clips is a great idea! I must try that out! Thanks for showing me.

  15. allanca
    December 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    oh it's a good simple idea...tomorrow, i don't work and maybe i will propose to my son to decorate the back of our christmas tree with many little reindeers!!!

  16. visoda
    December 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    you are so welcome)))

  17. MusiCasa
    December 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Thank you for sharing such awesome ideas on your blog. I've shared your reindeer card idea with my students and parents on my blog on creativity education:

  18. Elizabeth @ Ucreate with Kids
    December 9, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Love this so much I had to feature it! :)

  19. Effie
    December 9, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    I made these today with my twins girls. They watercoloured the reindeers and I cut them out later. They really enjoyed it! I also made some prints for my son and he too ... want to keep it and nog send it to someone ;-)

  20. Dvorah
    December 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Thank you for this, I used it with my pupils of 4 years old !

  21. Joel Henriques
    December 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    You are all making such wonderful reindeer! What great artists!!

  22. Ginger
    December 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    Loved the Reindeer cards ! To sweet going to print them out!
    Merry Christmas!

  23. Heidi - Stationery Scoop Blog
    December 20, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    We made the cards and had a blast! Check out the photo

  24. Judit
    December 30, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    My daughter had a great time painting your reindeer and giving it to our family and friends.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  25. Joel Henriques
    December 31, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Cool cards everyone! Thanks for showing me!

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