Have you ever played the Secret Santa or Dirty Santa Game with your family, friends or co-workers? It’s a fun game and now you can make your own Print and Cut Secret Santa cards to use year after year with the FREE SVG and PDF!
The rules of the game are pretty simple and the design has them for you to cut too! This is how they go in case you were wondering:
Secret Santa Rules
Shuffle the cards and fan them out on the table. Everyone that participates by bringing a gift draws a card. These gifts can be either a dollar limit gift or a white elephant gift or whatever you decide to tell people in advance. There are so many possibilities!
When it’s time to start the game, the person with #1 gets to pick a gift first and opens it for all to see!
The next person with #2 gets to steal the opened gift or take one of the wrapped gifts and open for all to see. If they decide to steal from #1, then #1 gets to pick another wrapped gift and open for all to see. The “Stolen” gift can only be stolen 3 times and then it is frozen and can’t be stolen again.
Repeat this until everyone has opened a gift. Then to be fair, #1 gets the opportunity to Steal (trade) a gift of any opened gifts or keep the one they have! All in good fun!
This is a fairly easy project, although you will need to know how to print front and back on your printer. I’d tell you how, but every printer is different on how it does this.
Here is a video that explains it step by step:
Supplies for print and cut secret santa cards
- Cricut Maker
- 65 to 80 lb Cardstock (White)
- Mat (Green)
- Double Sided Tape
- Cricut Brayer
- Cricut Scoring Wheel
Download the zipped file, extract and save the files. For more information on how to do this, visit my post here.
Open the Secret Santa Front PDF and print out 6 of these for the full set. I suggest to print one out on paper and then load the Secret Santa Back 1-5 and print on the other side of the PDF you just printed so you will know which way to load your paper to print on the other side.
After you have printed the 6 Secret Santa Fronts with the Santa cap, load the Secret Santa Back 1-5. Once the paper is all printed, place it on the mat making sure it is aligned on the mat perfectly in the upper left corner.
Choose Cardstock for your material and load and cut. Repeat these steps for all the different numbered files as well as the Secret Santa Rules.
If you printed properly on both sides of your cardstock you will now have cards with the Santa Cap on one side and the numbers on the other! Then you can laminate them so that they will stay nice and clean for next year!
Now to create a box to hold them all in.
Upload the Secret Santa Box file. Once it is in Ungroup the entire image. Then select the box with the score lines and Ungroup that as well.
Then select the lines on that part and change them all to Score Lines as shown above. Make sure all Cut lines are turned to Score lines or they will show up on a different mat or they will cut through your box.
Once you have turned them all to score lines, select that part of the box and all the score lines and Attach them. One more thing, select everything now and Attach. This keeps it all on an 8.5×11 sheet of paper on the mat. Otherwise you will need to move them on the mat to cut according to your paper size.
You can now see how it cut and all the score lines. Remove them from the mat and fold all the scored lines.
On the folds add double sided tape (or glue) and attach to the front. Don’t put tape on the top part. That is the part that gets folded into the box to close it. Just like a deck of cards!
That’s all there is to it! Do you think this is something you will use or give as a gift?
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