These Red Truck Christmas Tags are the cutest little Christmas gift tags I think I’ve ever seen. They’re simple, fun and DEFINITELY a project the kids can help make for a personalized gift tag.
And, isn’t that super charming? I mean, little paper gift tags that the kids can put on teacher gifts or gifts to grandma and papaw?! I’d like to think that the kids will remember giving the gifts more and the learn the meaning of Christmas better if they give a more personal gift, you know?!
Red Truck Christmas Tags
Because, at the end of the day, that’s really what I want my kids to take away from Christmas. I don’t care if they remember one whit about shredding wrapping paper and getting a silly toy. I want them to remember the gifts they gave, and less about the actual gift, but the feeling that you get when you give that perfect gift to someone you love.
That–that right there is the feeling I want them to remember. The knowledge that a true present isn’t about gift wrap and bows, but about making a connection with someone.
And I really feel like these free printable gift tags help do that. They’re personalized, they’re adorable, and they are so easy, it’s a no brainer.
What You Need to Make Red Truck Christmas Tags
- Cardstock in: (for the printable version, you will print on white cardstock)
- Color or pattern of your choice
- Foam Adhesive
- Glue dots or pen
*If you want to make this in other colors, you can certainly do that, it would be cute in black and white and so many other combinations!
How to Make Red Truck Christmas Tags
Start by downloading and unzipping the files.
Then, if you’re using a cutting machine, just load the free tags cut file into Cricut Design Space, fix the settings up and cut the cardstock. With a glue pen, or dot roller, just affix the tree to the tag. Then attach a piece of foam adhesive to the back of the truck and layer over the tree.
If you’re making these gift tags without a cutting machine, just print them on some white paper then cut around the tags and use a hole punch to give it a place for the ribbon.
Once you’ve gotten that done, no matter which way you cut it, it’s time put on the ribbon and then tie the tag onto you gifts!
What Else Can You Do With a Free Printable Christmas Present Tag?
I have had SO MANY ideas for what else you can do with gift tags–and I’m going to make more like baby shower party favor tags and all sots of craziness…and I can’t wait to share these ideas, because, frankly, they’re genius.
- You can put these free gift tags on Christmas Cards with a pretty Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays under the tag.
- Pop a holiday gift tag on a batch of cookies and gift them to your kid’s teacher!
- Drop a gift card in an tin of mints and wrap it with some butcher paper–then add this gift tag for a fun gift card gift box!
What’s the Best Way to Store Christmas Tags for Next Year?
Ok. So, I’m really excited about making a bunch of Christmas tags this year and then being able to use them year after year. That’s just something I thought would be really neat for the kids–one more thing that they can remember one day is “those tags mom always used”. So, I’ve been thinking about how to store them so they’ll be ready to use again next year (despite being stuffed in the attic all year). Here’s some options I’ve come up with:
- Place the gift tags flat in a rectangle tupperware container, with some tissue paper so that they wont bounce around and damage the corners.
- Slide the gift tags into a manilla envelope (with a large piece of cardboard) to give the folder some rigidness so you won’t bend the tags.
- Put them inside a file folder system in your office (if you have one).
- Put the gift tags in a zipper baggie and lay them on bottom of your box where you store your ornaments. This is probably the least safe way to save them, but it is an option.
Now, because these gift tags are so amazingly fun and easy, be sure to pin them to your favorite Christmas crafts board on Pinterest so you can find them fast when you discover you need more!