I love the idea of handmade holiday cards (if I did holiday cards, they would probably have to include some kind of handmade element) and maybe if you start now you can stitch a bunch of cross-stitched holiday cards for the very special people on your list.
This design, from Gathered, features a red door with a little tree and presents on the steps. If you click over you will see some other options that are not part of the freebie, but they might give you some ideas you can chart out yourself if you like.
The chart is 50 by 31 stitches and uses 14 colors. You can download the chart, originally from The World of Cross Stitching, at Gathered.
[Photo: The World of Cross Stitching.]
Looking for more Christmas Cross Stitch patterns? Check these out on Etsy.