Free Christmas Clip Art – Create Custom Greeting Card Family Newsletter

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It's getting time sit down and put together you holiday mailings. You could send regular Christmas cards, and pre-printed gift tags, but you could make it more personal and custom with your computer and the use of free Christmas clip art that is available to download online. Not only can the graphics be used in cards and gift tages, but the free christmas clip art can be used to make unique gifts.

Why create something unique for the holidays? Well, you might want to make something like you would see Martha Stewart create and decide to have a coordinating family newsletter / gift tags to go with it.

Creative Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

If you make food gifts you can use the free Christmas clip art borders to frame in the recipes or the contents of your goodies. Your homemade cookie recipe may be a family tradition that you would like to share the recipe, and by printing out a 3x5 index card with decorative christmas clip art, you will have a beautiful way for friends and family to enjoy your thoughtful gift for the years to come.

If you are like most, you probably have a bunch to explain to catch up with relatives and friends that you haven't kept in touch with that much over the whole year. One way to make a personal connection with them again is to put together a Holiday family newsletter that covers all that you have been doing over the past year. If you like to scrapbook, you can have lots of fun putting together an computer version with software and clip art.

While you can always purchase scrap booking Christmas clip art, you might be on a budget and there are websites out there that do offer free Christmas clip art to use in your scrap-booking family newsletter. Don't worry about spending money on computer software to put together your custom Christmas letter. There are many software programs available online that you can download for free.

You can visit openoffice.org to get a free word processor and drawing program that you can layout the newsletter. Another good free program is called Scribus, but there can be a learning curve for this program. If you have lots of photos and want to clip out and put edges on photos you should check out free Photoscape is a free photo editing software program that has some great ways to combine your pictures together. Another free photo editing software is Photo POS Pro which has a great border tool for cropping your photos with creative edges.

Another idea is to use the clip art to make homemade Christmas tree ornaments. You can either use on your own tree or give them away as gifts.

Where do you find the best free Christmas clip art to download online?

http://www.christmas-graphics-plus.com/ is a website that collects clip art. There is banners, and Greetings ready to go. They have a great selection of Santa clip art all for free!

http://www.christmasgifts.com/clipart.html is has christmas clip art free as well. They have a great selection of vintage holiday clip art.

http://www.leehansen.com/clipart/Holidays/Christmas/index.html have a great selection of christmas borders free along with free coloring and activity pages to keep the kids busy.

http://www.watton.org/clipart/ has Free Christian Christmas clip art to download.

You can also find nice vintage christmas clip art for free at antiqueclipart.com.

Another idea is to employ your children into drawing some holiday images and scan them into the computer using a scanner.

Either way there is a bunch to do, but it can be a fun time for being creative and give busy moms a chance make something special during the holiday season.

By: Marlene Donor

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