There are many sites offering free or inexpensive Christmas clip art designs. What are the best ways to use these popular and festive images?
Top 10 Easy Ways to Use Clip Art at Christmas
- personalize family newsletters
- create unique gift tags
- decorate inexpensive plain gift boxes or tins
- add flair to plain brown paper wrapping
- highlight a favourite family recipe card
- decoupage a holiday tray
- make memorable Christmas ornaments
- print Christmas party invitations
- identify storage boxes of Christmas ornaments
- recycle old tags, bags and boxes by placing clip art over writing or damaged spots
Styles of Clip Art for Christmas Crafts
Along with their many uses, some styles of clip art are more suitable than others for Christmas projects.
Family newsletters look festive and stylish when decorated with professionally created clip art, perhaps of a snowman family or a fireplace hung with stockings on which the name of each family member is printed.
Gift tags can be personalized for family and friends by selecting an image that suits their age, personality or hobby. One can also choose a signature clip art design so that people immediately know who the gift is from.
Nature lovers might enjoy using or receiving items decorated with clip art of Christmas scenes, like snowy landscapes, evergreen wreaths or floral designs like holly, mistletoe and pointsettias.
For many children, nothing says Christmas better than an image of Santa Claus and a sleigh filled with colourful presents.
Use Christmas Clip Art to Recycle & Reuse
Think green at Christmas by pasting clip art over writing or damaged spots on last year’s wrapping paper, boxes or bags.
Eco-friendly brown paper wrap can be made more glamourous with the simple addition of a piece of clip art for Christmas. This is also an easy way to decorate Christmas gifts that go through the mail. Just be sure that the image is firmly attached to the package and doesn’t obscure the address of the sender or recipient.
Vintage Clip Art Designs
Retro and vintage designs are also popular clip art Christmas images. These styles are perfect for decorating a card featuring a favourite old-time family recipe, which one can include in a Christmas card, or even use as a gift tag for presents of bakeware or cookware.
Family Fun with Clip Art
The best part of using clip art is that the projects can be easy enough for all family members to enjoy. Creating a Christmas ornament, or decoupaging a tray or box are crafts that can be done even on Christmas day. Just remember to have all the items ready in advance.