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I wanted to send my sister the 12 days of socks for Christmas, and had planned on adding some special things to it. But unfortunately I attempted it too late.

DIY Christmas Card- great long distance gift interactive 12 days of Christmas card filled with words of love

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There was no way the socks would get to my house in time, I could fill it, and then get her to her before December 12. So instead I sent her the socks directly, and then mailed her this card.

DIY Christmas Card 12 days of Christmas and a very merry Christmas

The idea is that this card is an advent calendar of sorts. You can open the ornaments and each ornament will show a dog and words of love.

I filled this little advent calendar with words of love for my sister. It was quite sappy honestly. How I missed her and couldn’t wait to see her, and how proud I was of her.

The kinds of things you’d love to hear any time of year, but especially during finals when you’re missing your family and wishing you were home for all the Christmas festivities.

She was going to be home for Christmas though, so this was just to get her through the days leading up to Christmas.

DIY Christmas Card

DIY Christmas Card 12 days of Christmas card

I love the Christmas feel and you could also totally use this as an advent calendar and instead attach activities to each window.

DIY Christmas Card with dog pictures behind each day

This is such a cute idea for a long distance gift idea to help your loved ones feel closer during this season!

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DIY Christmas Card

card with 12 ornaments on it

Make this super cute DIY Christmas Card! Perfect for long distance relationships. It's a 12 days of Christmas countdown interactive card filled with words of love.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



  1. You'll want to print and cut out some words of love, or you can hand write them if you want. You'll need to make sure that it will fit within the door of the card
  2. Print out the 12 days of Christmas printable and then cut all the pieces with scissors.
  3. Use a craft knife to cut around the 12 Christmas ornaments. You'll want to leave the top part of the bulb intact so that it creates a little door that opens.
  4. Glue the Merry Christmas card to the back of the dogs card. Then use your Mod Podge to glue the ornaments card on top of the dogs. Make sure to not glue on the ornaments so that the doors will open.
  5. Fold up your words of love so that it will fit in each ornament. Then glue the words of love to the door of the ornament - when your recipient opens the ornament they will be able to unfold the words of love and see the dog underneath!
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