We created these personalized gift tags and they were a HUGE hit. We got a bunch of photos printed at the local 1 hour place and then sat down with a tag punch and punched away. If you have a large family, you can make it even more fun by using baby and child photos of adults. People LOVE looking at the tags and trying to figure out who is who. It makes an already special holiday even more so. All you need is a large tag punch. Making the tags is as much fun as finding them on the presents Christmas morning and even kids can do it. This means you don’t write names on the presents. Just attach the photo tag. Follow the simple directions below and you’ll be on your way to a very unique Christmas morning and it just might be the start of a new tradition for your family. If you’d like some other tradition ideas take a peek at our kit for Christmas Eve Traditions. It’s FULL of specific ideas themes and printables! And if you’d like an incredibly unique way to package smaller items and use your personalized gift tag, check out our Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas using Soda Bottles.
Personalized Gift Tag Supplies
NOTE ON PUNCHES: You want one that is large enough to get a photo or head into. We used a Recollections brand purchased at Hobby Lobby. Below are two that we found on Amazon that should work great.
NOTE ON PICTURES:
You can also print photos out on your home printer if you don’t mind using the ink. Black and white photos also work great for tags. If using a store for printing, use a place like Walgreen’s that always has specials. You can get 4 x 6 photos for pennies each on a regular basis. If you have time to order online, places like Shutterfly usually has going specials and does great work.
- Lots of 4×6 photos
- Large tag punch (see a couple of choices below that we found on Amazon)
- Small 1/8″ hole punch for string (For small tags) or you can just tape them on!
All you need is a stack of photos and a tag punch.
You’ll want a test photo to see how it punches. You can also use a 4×6 index card or piece of paper.
Center your photo and make sure it’s pushed evenly all the way back against your punch. Punch the tag with firm even pressure.
You can now see where it punched the hole.
I can now lay my template over a normal picture and see where it will punch if I put my picture in the exact center.
You will have many photos that you will have to trim to insert. It’s difficult to be exact with most punches. Just do the best you can!
If you choose to tie your tags on with ribbons, you will need to punch a hole in them. For smaller tags use a smaller hole punch.
Punch the holes.Add string or ribbon.
We did the entire family one year using old and new photos.