Christmas Printable Gift Tags

Greetings! One of my favorite parts of Christmas is wrapping gifts for friends and family. Images from art history are perfect for this time of year and these six lovely gift tags feature paintings by masters such as Giotto, Fra Angelico, Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. This is an easy and inexpensive way to incorporate beautiful works of art into the holiday season.

Your packages will look elegant decorated with these tags which you can personalize yourself with a gold pen. It’s easy: simply download the gift tags, print them on a nice card stock and cut! Punch a hole where indicated and add an elegant ribbon for the finishing touch.



I printed the tags on iridescent white stock which gave them a festive feel, and then wrapped the gifts in craft paper. The brown wrapping serves as a nice backdrop for the artwork.



Do your children enjoy helping you wrap gifts? If so, why not have a conversation about the artwork on the gift tags during the process?

On another note, the Thanksgiving place cards and art history game were a big hit with my family and I know some of you enjoyed them as well. I’m creating a few for our Christmas feast and will post them on the blog soon. The post will include a fun art history game that everyone at your holiday table will love.

In the meantime, be sure to join me on Facebook and Pinterest!


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  1. Terry McNichols says:

    Hello Kristen,
    I feel as if I know you. I am a dear friend of your Aunt Judy’s in Norman and just spent a wonderful few days with your Mom when she was visiting OK.
    Your blog is amazing. What a treasure you must be to moms who have a love of art and want to share it with their children!
    I have already printed the Christmas enclosures. Thank you.

    • Kristen Nelson says:

      I’ve heard wonderful things about you Terri. Thank you for visiting the blog and I appreciate your encouraging words. I hope you enjoy the gift tags. Merry Christmas!

  2. These are beautiful name tags. I love the simple brown paper to feature the art of the tags. Very nice – I could see them being kept after Christmas as bookmarks!

  3. LOVE this idea! I bet these tags would be great for teacher gifts as well. Especially an art teacher! :)

    • Kristen Nelson says:

      I agree Leah. I’m having a few printed on sticker paper for my graphic design clients, but hadn’t thought about giving them to the kids’ teachers. Thanks for the idea!

  4. How beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  5. what a smart idea! We usually just write names w/ Sharpie markers!

  6. These are so pretty — I’ll be sharing them with my readers (I did last night on FB, but I’ll give you some more shoutouts and pins, too). You’re very creative!

  7. So elegant. I am thinking of ways to share them with my readers asap. :)

  8. Oh these are stunning! My daughter goes nutty for wrapping presents, which thrills me to no end. Besides helping me out, it can be such a creative outlet.


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