Add a personalised touch to the giving of gift cards with these easy to make free printable gift card holders.
“Angry birds sticker book, a hat with cows on it, something fun for the pool, new textas, and swimming lessons.”
When you ask my tweens and teens what they want for Christmas the list is a lot shorter…
“Money… or a gift voucher”
I know it might seem cliche, and boring, and perhaps even a little rude, that tweens and teens often ask for money or vouchers, but if you take a little time to talk to them about why they are asking for those things, you might find out some interesting facts.
My three big kids have asked for money because they are all saving for something bigger – a kindle, a desk, an electric piano – things they know they could not ask a single person to give them, things they have researched, and considered, and been saving for all year.
They also all want gift vouchers for things like books, music, and clothes – things that even I don’t attempt buy them on my own anymore because I can not keep up with all the books they have read, I have no idea what song is next on the list for choreography, and I struggle to guess sizing of clothes, let alone choose something they will actually like and wear.
Plus it’s part of growing up to want to be a little more independent, to be able to choose the clothes you wear, the music you listen too, and the things you surround yourself with.
So while I know it may seem boring, I’m all for the money of gift voucher present, plus they are easy to buy and easy to wrap, so it’s win all round!
But if you’d like to make the giving of gift cards or money a little more personal, and a little less boring, how about making one of these easy free printable gift card holders.
How to Make an Easy Gift Card Holder.
These free printable gift card holders are quick and easy to make.
All you need to make a gift holder is some card stock, a printer, a pair of scissors, and our free printable gift card holder template (see below).
To make the gift card holders simply download the pdf and choose which colour and design you’d like to make. You’ll see each colour/design has two pages – an inside and an outside. Print the inside of your chosen design onto some card stock, then turn the card over and print the outside on the back. Cut around the card holder, fold in the flaps and you are done!
You might like to add a circle to tape underneath your gift card to keep it safe, or you could cut small slits at each corner to slip it into. You could also tuck some money inside instead of a gift card.
You can tie your gift card holder with a ribbon, or even add a fun sticker to keep it closed.
These printables are A4 sized pdf files. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
Please remember that the printables at picklebums.com are for personal use only, you may not sell, share, or link directly to these files.
What do your kids want for Christmas?
How do you feel about giving gift cards or money as gifts?
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