Microsoft's Best Free DIY Christmas Templates for 2018

Chill out this year with easy-to-use templates

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This Christmas holiday, consider using some of the free, fun templates or printables available right in Microsoft Office. You might be surprised at how great some of these items are for this season.

Microsoft has over 100 Christmas templates and is continually updating its stock. You can find gift coupons, greeting cards, event decorations, advent calendars, and other designs.

Have a different winter holiday, occasion, or project in mind? You can also try Microsoft's best winter templates.

How to Download These Templates

All of these Christmas templates are accessible from inside Microsoft Word or another Microsoft Office program.

  1. Go to File > New.
  2. Type the word(s) mentioned below that corresponds to that template.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Click the template.
  5. Click Create to open it in the program.
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Free DIY Christmas Magnets Template or Printable (Word)

Screenshot of a Christmas Word template of a gingerbread and Santa

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Print and cut out the gingerbread man, the house, the Merry Christmas sign, or even Santa in his sleigh. Simply add a magnet to the back of your cut-outs, or use for decorative purposes other than as magnets. You might consider adding a small piece of cardboard to the back of the image to help stabilize it.

Search for gingerbread in Word to download and open this Christmas template.

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Retro Gift Coupons Template or Printable (Publisher)

Screenshot of retro gift coupons for Publisher

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Homemade or DIY gifts might be your taste. You may enjoy this Retro Gift Coupons Template or Printable for Microsoft Publisher. Customize these IOU's for a personal gift idea.

Type retro coupons in Publisher to get this Christmas template.

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Christmas Gift Label Template or Printable (Word)

Screenshot of free Christmas gift labels templates from Word

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Forget to buy labels, or want to simplify your shopping trip? Print your own using this Christmas gift label template for Microsoft Word.

As with other templates in this collection, you can customize this template, but the beauty is, it's already a nice design, and ready to go.

Search for Christmas gift labels in Word to download this template.

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Christmas Menu Template or Printable (Publisher)

Screenshot of a free holiday menu template in Publisher

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This fun Christmas menu template with Santa in the sun is part of a whole design set of templates.

Open Publisher to get this free Christmas template, and search for Christmas menu.

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Holiday Shopping Budget Template or Printable (Excel)

Screenshot of a free holiday shopping budget template from Excel

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Keep your spending in focus without losing all your seasonal cheer with this free holiday shopping budget template or printable for Microsoft Excel. 

Type holiday shopping budget in Excel to grab this template.

That search phrase will find a holiday gift list shopping planner, too.

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Printable Seasons Greeting Card Template (PowerPoint)

Screenshot of printable seasons greetings card templates from PowerPoint

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This printable seasons greeting candy cane template for PowerPoint is a fun way to share a holiday message. 

Open PowerPoint and search for this template by entering candy cane.

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Free Printable Holiday Shipping Labels Template (Word)

Screenshot of a Word template for printable holiday shipping labels

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Play Santa with more finesse by mailing gifts with these free printable holiday shipping labels template for Microsoft Word.

This can go a long way in keeping your to-do's straight!

Type holiday shipping labels in Word to download this free Christmas template.

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Christmas Ornament Holiday Party Template or Printable (Word)

Screenshot of several free holiday party templates in MS Word

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There are actually nine Christmas party templates in Word, for business or personal occasions.

To search for one of these Word templates, type holiday party from the File > New menu.