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Printable Template for Addressing Christmas Cards

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Are you about to be addressing Christmas cards? I've got the BEST template for you to use to make both your recipient's address and return address lines absolutely PERFECT. This one is fool-proof and also fun to use when addressing Christmas cards or any envelope, for that matter. Download your envelope size below.

Printable Template for Addressing Christmas Cards
There are two things you'll need to have the best looking holiday envelopes this year. One, my free printable template for addressing Christmas cards is about to be a game changer in your life. And, two, you're going to need a fabulous pen that you'll actually enjoy using (whether it's 10 cards or 1,000, you definitely need a good pen). You can see both of these items below.

Before I share the magic of my printable envelope template, I have to share my favorite pens (you may already know this...I mention these pens a lot). The G2 and FriXion® Pens from Pilot Pen are both a part of my life every day (not just around the holidays). You can shop for them through the above photo or here at Target.

While the G2 is my go-to pen for writing everything (it comes in four-point sizes, several barrel styles, and has an extra comfortable grip), the FriXion® Pens are my craft room pens. They are fantastic for my sewing projects since they erase with the steam of my iron (see how this aspect works in my Felt Bookmark post). Besides sewing, they're another great one for everyday writing, too. FriXion® Pens have a smooth writing gel ink and they erase on paper, too! You can write and erase multiple times. And the G2 is another goodie with smooth writing gel ink that lasts a long time. Plus, it's the number one selling brand of gel ink pens in America.

Both the G2 and FriXion® Pens from Pilot Pen will help you make the most out of this festive season. From helping you stay organized, to writing holiday cards (and addressing them!) or filling in gift tags, they can't be beat. They can also be great gifts and stocking stuffers (my teens LOVE getting these). 

Right now, Target has some great deals to get some new pens for your holiday needs. You can save 25% off participating Pilot Pen products at Target starting Nov. 24, 2019 through Dec. 21, 2019. Included in this deal are the G2 Fine Fashion Wrap (5 count assorted) and the Precise V5 Capped with new colors (a 10 pack). You can also save 10% Off FriXion® Pen products with the Target Circle app from Nov. 24, 2019 through Dec. 7, 2019.

Printable Template for Addressing Christmas Cards

Now that you know what pen to use on all of your Christmas cards, let me show you how this printable template works. It's crazy easy and you'll wonder how you ever addressed envelopes without it.
Printable Envelope Template
  • First, I have this template available in seven different envelope sizes. I used the most popular envelope sizes and made specific sized templates for each one. If your envelope size isn't listed, use the number closest to it and center it over your envelope.
  • Be sure to print your template onto letter-sized cardstock. Regular paper is too thin for a stencil or template of this nature.
  • The above image shows what your template will look like once you cut it out of the cardstock you printed onto. You'll need to cut out the grey boxes (I'll show you how below). If you have a stamp or sticker for your return address, you can skip cutting out the boxes in that corner.
  • The center line is for those of you who prefer a centered address on envelopes. Personally, I am a left-justified addresser, but it's total preference. If you like to center everything, that line is for you to help you line everything up.

Using an Envelope Template

  • As I mentioned earlier, you'll need to remove all of the grey boxes (those will be your writing lines).
  • Use a crafting knife and a cutting board or self-healing craft mat to cut out your boxes from the template (as pictured above).
  • Once you've removed all of your grey boxes, your template is ready to use.

Addressing Christmas Cards

  • Line up your template on top of your envelope (I'm using the A6 template on the A6 envelope pictured above). The templates will be just a bit smaller than your envelope, enabling you to see that they're in line.
  • You can write your addresses through the open boxes (as pictured above). I often use an all-caps print, which works well with these templates. However, if your print is not all caps and you're worried about fall letters (letters that go below that base line, i.e.: g, j, p, q, and y), you can write the top part of the letter, remove the template, then complete the "fall" part of the letter. Put the template back in place and continue writing.
  • If you prefer, you can use the template to lightly trace out lines with an erasable writing implement (like the FriXion® Pens). Remove the template. Then address your envelope with a non-erasable pen like the G2. Then erase your lines. 

Christmas Card Envelope Stencil

Extra Touches for Addressing Christmas Cards

  • Be sure to use holiday colors if your envelopes are white. Above I used a red G2 pen and a green FriXion® Pen for a festive touch.
  • Play around with the template, too. You can even do an eye-catching diagonal address if you download a smaller template than your envelope's size. Just turn it on an angle when writing and you've got a unique look.

Envelope Sizes

In case you already have your envelopes on hand and aren't sure what size they are, the following are the sizes of envelopes for the templates I have available for free download.
  • A1 Envelopes - 3 5/8" x 5 1/8"
  • A2 Envelopes - 4 3/8" x 5 3/4"
  • A6 Envelopes - 4 3/4" x 6 1/2"
  • A7 Envelopes - 5 1/4" x 7 1/4"
  • A8 Envelopes - 5 1/2" x 8 1/8"
  • A9 Envelopes - 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
  • A10 Envelopes - 6" x 9 1/2"

Download Your Envelope Templates Below:

Envelope Sizes

How to Address Christmas Cards

Needing Free Printable Christmas Cards?

Designing Christmas cards is my favorite, y'all. And I have quite a few that you may enjoy this season (all fit size A6 envelopes, so be sure to download that template).

Pilot Pens
Be sure to pick up a Pilot Pen pack so all of your Christmas Cards look perfectly festive (and neatly addressed) this season. You can find them in the pen aisle at Target (pictured below) or grab them here to shop online.

G2 Pilot Pens
Happy Envelope Addressing Season!

Free Printable Templates


  1. Thank you for for all the Christmas printables and our bonus Christmas card adressing template Kristi. It's been super fun anticipating which printable you were going to send each day. I really enjoy your newsletters and blog

    1. You're so welcome, Ronda! I sure appreciate your sweet words and hope this template comes in handy for you. Have a wonderful Christmas season. xoxo

  2. This has to be about the most clever thing I've seen in a long while! Wow. Thank you!!! and thank you for all the other amazing printables!!!

    1. Awww, thank you so much, Tamalita! It's been in my head glad to make it a reality. I've sure appreciated your kind words throughout the Christmas printable series. Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season. xoxo

  3. This is so clever! Definitely one of those things you needed but didn't know it ;-)
    Thanks for the whole series - they've been very useful.

    1. Thank you so much for that, Lin! I really appreciate it. xoxo