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Creating Your Own Unique Holiday Labels

December 03, 2014
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The holiday season is here and it is the time of year to celebrate with your friends and family. Over the next few weeks you will be kept busy with shopping, baking, wrapping, and sending out holiday cards. A few of these holiday chores will require labels, so why not create some nice holiday labels to send on your cards and to label your gifts. It is nice and easy to do, and will not take up much of your time.

For address labels to use for all of your holiday cards you need to first get a template. Standard address labels are 2.625" x 1", but for holiday labels you should go a little bigger so you can add festive artwork to it. A good size is the SL101 4" X 1.333" labels, which will give you room to add a border, fun holiday icons, or other small holiday themed art that you like. There is a template available right on the label page, and many other sizes are also available right here.

If you are creating gift tags you can choose from many different label sizes, but if you want one that genuinely stands out you should go with a larger sized label such as the SL103 - 4" X 3.333" labels. They are nice and big so they can be decorated with festive artwork so they cannot be missed, the template can be found on top of the right hand side of the page as seen in the picture below (the templates will be in this same spot on every page).

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Once you have your template, the next step is getting your artwork added and lined up on the template. If you are an artistic person you can print out a copy of the template on a blank piece of paper and then you can draw whatever you would like before printing. If you are not an artistic person you can find a lot of holiday clipart online. Here are a couple of places to find good holiday art that you can use for any size labels you go with.

  • Christmas Clipart – Here you can find plenty of holiday themed clipart that will work for address labels and much more.
  • Gift Tag Art – This is another excellent collection of various gift tag artwork, some of the art in her will also work for your holiday address labels.
  • Gift Tags and Printables – In this collection you will see all kinds of different artwork, it is not all holiday related but plenty of it is.

As long as you keep all of your artwork and text in the right positions on the template that matches your label stock you will have no problem with everything lining up right. It is still important to run a few test sheets to make sure before you waste the label material.

To take things a step further you can get really creative by cutting holiday shapes out of a larger label and then using these holiday shaped labels as gift tags. A good size for this would be an 8.5” x 11” full sheet label since it will allow you to cut quite a few designs out of one sheet. Some ideas for holiday patterns that you can cut out of these sheets are wreaths, gingerbread men, reindeer, and even Santa Claus heads!

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