Easy DIY Hand Lettered Holiday Card

It’s December! The holidays are coming up, so in this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to make a deceptively simple festive card.

I’m also giving away a set of my holiday brush pens! Read on and I’ll tell ya how to enter to win them! But first… did you know that Santa doesn’t ACTUALLY like going down the chimney?

Yeah! He’s CLAUStrophobic!!!! ???

First Things First…

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Tools Mentioned

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If you want more practice drawing banners, I have two full tutorials – 1.0 and 2.0 – and they come with free worksheets!

Step 1: Draw the banner outline in pencil

You can draw in some guidelines on the sides and at the top and bottom to give yourself some width. Next, you’re going to add in three separate “ribbons.”

Step 2: Draw in some florals

These are some super basic florals, like spruce and berries, below.

Spruce and berries
Here’s what it looks like on your card!

Step 3: Write your message in the banner

Make sure your letters follow along the curves of the ribbon.

Step 4: Ink it!

First, go over the front banner pieces with your Micron pen, followed by the florals with a thinner pen, and finally finishing it off with the message on the banner.

Step 5: Add some pops of colour!

Using a red brush pen and the white gel pen, add in some colour and snowy dots all around. You can also shadow your letters.

And that’s a wrap!

As I mentioned, I am giving away my holiday set of metallic brush pens!

To enter, all you have to do is, hit subscribe on my Youtube channel, like this video, and comment below with your favourite reindeer name! We will draw the winner in one week!


  1. You always encourage me to try whatever it is you are demonstrating. You make it seem easy and do-able. I need the encouragement as when I try it, it is much harder for me than it looked for you. Nevertheless, I love to at least try. Thank you for your talent and kindness and encouragement.

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