Gorgeous printables: some free, some just free for Cool Mom Picks readers

I made a huge withdrawal from the Crafty Mom Bank on Halloween, when I decided to make a Big Bird costume for my daughter by hand. Turns out even a mini bird requires a lot of faux feathers. So I’ve been ever-so-slightly grinchlike when mustering up creative thoughts for the oncoming holiday season.

But there will be no mama-made invitations or banners to any family fete for the foreseeable future, because I found Anders Ruff.

These gorgeous custom graphic printables are just waiting for you to customize them and print them from home. Now that’s a DIY project I can get into.

Created by two very graphically-gifted mothers, Anders Ruff specializes in cool invites, announcements, cupcake toppers, thank you notes, favor tags, and any other printed schwag you might need for a party (really–they even have custom water bottle wraps, chocolate bar wrappers, wine labels, and mommy calling cards).

free christmas printables from anders ruff

You can customize your designs and order them piecemeal at very attractive prices (unlimited invitations designs are just are $18 for example) or order one big set of goodies, which includes everything from favor tags to napkin wraps. After you approve your proofs, you’re sent PDFs that you print yourself.

For another $30-$120 you can add professional printing and DI less Y.

Also fun: keep an eye on the Anders Ruff blog for free printables like the gift enclosures for holiday treats, shown above.

Did I mention these designs are gorgeous? Whimsical, retro-cool designs that will appeal to any kid or adult. Bring it on, holidays. We are so ready for you. -Lexi

Get your party started with custom invitations, announcements, notes, and much, much more at Anders Ruff Custom Designs. Also keep an eye on the Anders Ruff blog for free printables.

EXTRA COOL: Guess what? Anders Ruff designed a set of FREE printables including gift tags, a holiday wish list, and a fill-in-the-blank letter to Santa just for Cool Mom Picks readers! Get them all here.

Plus, order a huge holiday printable package through November 28 and get $250 worth of graphics for $10. These are beautiful design collections with every kind of tag, label, or topper for a party–or even just to personalize a special treat for your kid’s classroom.

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks


  • THANK YOU so much for your sweet words about Anders Ruff. We are THRILLED to be on your site. Amazing!


  • Reply November 22, 2010


    Love, love, love Anders Ruff! Thanks for the free printables!

  • Reply November 22, 2010

    gertie tenllado

    LOVE THESE! So cool. Checking out the blog.

  • Reply November 22, 2010

    Megan H

    I’m so excited that you’ve brought Anders Ruff to my attention – anything to make details more festive (and easy!) is a boon to me! I love the free downloads, too – so cute! Thank you, ladies!

  • Reply November 22, 2010


    I heart Anders Ruff! So excited they are on this site!
    – Kathy

  • Reply November 22, 2010


    Love her look – love the blog! Thanks so much for sharing :) I’ve already downloaded the Holiday set from Etsy and can’t wait to use at my daughter’s first holiday party this year!

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