DIY Reindeer Candygram

After finishing up the teachers’ ornaments last weekend I started fiddling with cutting paper out to make some reindeer cards for Annabelle and Charlotte’s classmates. It eventually became obvious that the best way to go was going to be printing these little guys out!

These were our practice runs and I think they came out so stinkin’ cute. I couldn’t wait to share them with you so that you can make some, too!  All you need are some blank greeting cards (I used 5″ X 6 1/2″) or some cardstock plus the following:

– peppermints and small candy canes
– an X-acto knife and either scissors or a 1″ round paper punch
festive tape (optional) for sealing the card and adding a collar or bow-tie
– PDF file (for 5 X 6 1/2″ card or 8 1/2 X 11″ cardstock) or png file (which you can format into whatever size document you need)

To finish the card once it is printed, cut two slits along the dashed lines at the top of the reindeer’s head and cut the circle for the nose.

If you use a paper punch the hole might be slightly larger than the guidelines on the reindeer but that’s ok! When you tape the peppermint to the backside of the front cover there will just be a small, barely noticeable gap.

Gently guide the candy canes through the slits at the top of the card. They will be very snug and secure but you may still wish to tape them to the back just to be on the safe side.

Lastly you can add your embellishments and tape shut…but don’t forget to write your message on the inside first!


The kids have just one more week left before their break starts and I can’t wait to have them home with me for a couple weeks. The time off always goes by too quickly, doesn’t it? We don’t have any travel plans this year so we’ll be spending our days being lazy in our pajamas and working on little projects here and there, and savoring every moment of our time together.

Be sure to let me know if you make the candygrams! And please let me know if you have any problems with the files!



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    Thanks so much for the darling download and project idea!! I have downloaded it but not sure I can fit any more projects into this crazy, busy week! I might have to save it for next year.

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