Ruff Draft: Free Printable Book Plates for Christmas

Have all of you had a chance to see our NEW MAGICAL ELF  collection and photoshoot yet?  We just shared our detailed write-up on Monday – to see details, click here!

Maureen and I were recently talking about holiday traditions, and she shared with me a really great ritual her family does each year.  On the day after Thanksgiving, Maureen’s family decorates their home for Christmas, including putting up her Christmas Tree.  As a special surprise for her boys, she wraps up their “first gift of Christmas” – a special Christmas book for each of her boys.  They get so excited to open their first gift and love that it is a Christmas book so they can read it all season long!

Each year she writes a little note and dates it.  We thought, how cute would it be to design some Christmas book plate printables, so our readers could also start this family tradition.

We of course, wanted it to match our Magic Elf collection – this way you can coordinate from beginning to end, this season!

book plates

1. Print free printable download (on 8.5″x11″ full sheet label paper, photo paper or card stock)
2. Trim along edges
3. Adhere to inside of book

book plates side view

5. Once book plate is in place, sign the child’s name and leave from yourself or Santa!

book plate in book

book plate inside book angled

Don’t forget to get our gift tags from Magic Elf collection, and wrap with inexpensive yarns, trims & poms!

christmas gifts

gift wrapping

christmas gift 2

We hope you like Maureen’s family tradition – I’m going to start it this year as well!f

What traditions do you and your family enjoy each year? We’d love to hear!

(Photography  by Becca Bond Photography)


Check back in two weeks on the Ruff Draft –  I will be showing you how to use our advent calendar – Stay tuned for more info on how to use these adorable tags!

advent calendar tags



  1. I just love free stuff. And when it comes rom A-R,it’s even better. I bought my great niece and my three great nephews each a talking interactive book. It’s like you read my mind and know just what I need to kick it upp a notch! Thanks! You two are the best!

  2. j’adore les livres : les lire et les offrir, et mes “petits chats” vont adorer ! merci pour le partage !… je cherche des freebies sur le web et je partage mes “bonnes adresses” : la vôtre y sera !… (j’ai déjà plus de 13000 liens vers des téléchargements gratuits !)

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