Bring holiday cheer to the ESL classroom! Make Christmas cards that your students can give to classmates, friends, and family.
Use this set of greeting cards as part of a writing activity with elementary or middle school students. A fun-loving group of adult beginner ESL students may enjoy a chance to write Christmas greetings as well.
Depending on the level of your students, you may want to pre-teach some vocabulary using the Christmas Flashcard set. As well, you may also want to bring in some pretty cards from Christmas past to read together with your class before writing your own. Brainstorming examples of phrases used in greetings for Christmas and New Year will help make writing more creative and personal than To: Mom – From: Sally.
Christmas Card Print Sizes
There are 20 different templates in this set. Each card contains a festive or wintery image (such as Santa, presents, or snow and mittens) as well as the words “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”. There is enough space to write either names or a short message on the front of the card, depending on which size set you print.
The BIG SIZE Christmas cards print out one card per page and are intended to be folded in half. The small upside-down image will appear right-side-up on the back of the card. The interior section of the card is all blank and leaves a good amount of space for younger students to write. No cutting is required for the big set, just that one fold 🙂
The MEDIUM SIZE set prints two cards per page. These cards also have a small image that will appear on the back when folded. This is a good size for students who are comfortable with writing, as long as you have a paper cutter to make that one cut clean and tidy.
The SMALL SET print four cards per page. These cards will be flat like postcards, not folded, and do not have the small image on the back. If you adjust your printer layout to print 2 pages per sheet, the cards will be a nice size for making gift tags.
Tips For Embellishing Your Christmas Cards
Print onto thicker paper, such as card stock, to make the cards more durable.
Decorate the cards with festive stickers, stamps, and glitter glue.
Play Christmas music in the background while working.
Write phrases from Christmas songs on the board to use in your cards.