I hope you enjoy these printable recipe cards! Perfect for printing and attaching to homemade gifts or just to keep your favorite Christmas recipes in order!
Printable Recipe Cards for You!
Friends, I have some things for you. I’ve made three free printable Christmas recipe cards, and they’re for you! Well, not just three, I mean three designs. You can download them onto card stock or just onto regular paper and write out your favorite recipes.
Right click on the design you like and click “Save Image As” to save to your computer. You are welcome to save all three or just choose one or two of them. They’re my early Christmas present to you!
If you prefer a pdf to download and print out, I’ve got those for you too.
Printable Recipe Cards: Design 1
If you’re a fan of Frozen (or your kid/s are) or you just don’t want a traditional red and green design, this card is for you.
I rather love the elegant font and the whimsical stockings and Christmas trees!
I like the dark green of this design and the swanky retro ornaments.
If you’d just like to save the pdf to print, you’re all set. If you’d like to learn to type your recipes up on these cards and save them in a “virtual cookbook” of files on your computer, read on to learn how.
Buy Christmas Recipe Cards
Of course, if you don’t want to print your own, there are plenty of cute, seasonal recipe cards out there for you to buy. Here are a few designs for you to consider.
During the holidays, I am writing the recipes in my regular recipe editor, and I’m also typing them out on these free printable Christmas recipe cards and turning them into pdfs so you want to download them and save them or print them out.
PCO Recipes That Come With Printable Recipe Cards Ready To Print or Save
- Orange Coffee Cocoa Pulled Taffy (Gourmet Tootsie Rolls)
- No-Bake Orange Cranberry Cheesecake Parfaits
- Cranberry Fool with Grand Marnier Whipped Cream (Super easy!)
- Berries on the Cake Cocktail
- Orange Spice Eggnog
- Cream of Cauliflower Soup with Browned Butter
- Vegan Chocolate Christmas Cake
And if you are looking for a Printable Letter to Santa, I have one of those for you too!
After I got a few of these recipe cards under my belt, I thought that everyone might not know how to do it, and I figured I could help you out with a tutorial. That way, you have options.
You can just download my recipes on the Christmas recipe cards or download the templates, print them and then write them out by hand. You won’t be limited to just my recipes; you can write up or print up family favorites. They’d also make a really cute recipe card to gift along with your famous banana bread or Amish friendship bread or What Have You.
Now that you have all three templates downloaded, or just your favorites, here’s how to type your recipes onto them and then save them to your computer. You are free to email them to folks or print them or do whatever you’d like to with them. There are many programs that will let you add text to photos (which is basically what we’re doing), but I use PicMonkey. It has a ton of options is easy to use, and it’s free!
If you already know how to do this, huzzah! For those of you who aren’t familiar with PicMonkey, let the learning begin!
How To Use PicMonkey for Printable Recipe Cards
- Save the recipe card templates (or just your favorite) to a folder on your computer. Somewhere where you’ll remember it’s there!
- When you want to write up a recipe, either one you find online, one you find in a magazine or one of your own family recipes, open up a photo editing program. I like to use PicMonkey. It’s free and easy to use. You’ll see a screen that looks something like this:
It seems like a lot of steps, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. PicMonkey also has a comprehensive Tutorial section, so if you get stuck, chances are you can find help there.
And just like that, you can build a recipe library and organize them however you want. Back them up on an external drive or suck them onto a thumb drive if you want. Tada!
Cute Recipe Boxes for All Your Recipe Cards
If you do decide to print out your recipes and you don’t already have a recipe box, or if you want to start someone off with a recipe collection as a gift, here are some recipe boxes to check out.
I really hope you enjoy these free printable Christmas recipe cards. I had fun designing them! I’d love to hear from you in the comments. Would you be interested in PCO recipe cards for other holidays? How about a “generic” PCO card? Is it helpful to have the recipe available to print both from my regular recipe and from the “handwritten” recipe cards? I really want these cards to serve you, so if you love them and find them useful, I’ll be sure to keep them coming.
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