The time of year has finally arrived to tell all of those special people in your life that you have them in your thoughts. This, of course, means it's time to mail out all of those holiday cards! Sure, you could go out and spend $5 on a store-bought holiday card, but why not save a few bucks and show your loved ones that you really care. So, break out your crafting supplies and get into the spirit of the holidays.

Show us how you made, personalized, or specially delivered your holiday cards and win an awesome cutter to help you with your holiday crafts and an Instructables t-shirt to help keep you warm!

But wait, there's more! All of the entries in the Homemade Holidays contests will be eligible to win cool prizes, like a sewing machine from Singer, when all of the contests finish up in January.

View Official Rules

The Homemade Holidays: Holiday Card Contest is closed.


First Prize

OLFA Fun With Crafts Hobby Kit which includes a pinking cutter (PIK-2), an art knife (AK-4), a 12" x 18" Self-Healing Rotary Mat (RM-CG) and project ideas.

First prize also receive a T-shirt featuring the Instructables robot, a robot patch and Instructables stickers.

Grand Prize

The top three winning answers will receive an autographed copy of the Best of Instructables Book: Volume 1 signed by the entire Instructables team, and a Burning Questions prize pack consisting of an Instructables robot t-shirt, a Burning Questions bumper sticker and a robot patch.

Write an Instructable

Create a new Instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the contest description above. To be eligible, Instructables must be published between Dec 2, 2008 and Dec 14, 2008 (11:59pm PT).


Upon publishing your Instructable you'll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Homemade Holidays: Holiday Card Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking "Enter this Contest" on the right side of this page.


Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day Monday - Friday. What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.


Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.


A panel of judges made up of Instructables staff and respected members of the community rate the finalists. The averages of the ratings determine the winners.


When the winners are decided they will be announced here on the contest page. All entrants will be notified when this happens.