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Easy Christmas Card

Here’s an easy Christmas card idea that has always been a favorite. Just change the colors of the candles and the background and it works for all kinds of celebrations, even birthdays!

easy Christmas card idea
A color option for a Hanukkah card
easy Christmas card idea
A suggested diagram for a classroom board

When it comes to making cards that are inclusive to all your students this time of year, working with a candle theme is a smart way to go. They are at the heart of so many celebrations such as Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.

This candle card also provides some real small motor skill practice as the candles and flame are torn from paper, and their surrounding white “light” is cut. The contrast of the two edges makes for an interesting collage.


• Card stock paper, assorted colors
• White card stock paper
• Scissors
• Glue stick


Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Make a Candle Card

  1.  Tear a 3″ x 11″ strip of cardstock into 3 strips.
    Tear middle one into 3 pieces.

  2. Glue to a 8.5″ x 5.5″ piece of white paper.

    Tear yellow flames and add above each. Cut out with a scissors, leaving a white edge.

  3. Glue to the front of a folded sheet of cardstock paper. 

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