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Create Personalized Christmas Gift Tags in Microsoft Word

written by: Amanda Presley•edited by: Daniel P. McGoldrick•updated: 2/4/2009

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own personalized Christmas gift tags featuring a Sitting Santa Claus graphic. You can create these tags using Microsoft Word.

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    Create Your Own Sitting Santa Clause Gift Tags in Microsoft Word - final In this tutorial, I will show you how to create your own sitting Santa Claus gift tags for Christmas. We will create these Santa gift tags using Microsoft Word. We will use a table to keep our tags in order and then we will hide the table, just before printing. These Sitting Santa Claus gift tags are really simple to make. You will need to print these gift tags on stock paper. Stock paper is similar in thickness to business-card stock. So, let’s get started with the Sitting Santa Claus gift tags.

    Step 1 – Saving the Graphic to your Computer

    The first step is to save the sitting santa claus graphic to your computer. The sitting santa claus graphic is located on the left side of your screen. Click the graphic to view the full size graphic. Then right click on the graphic and click Save Image As in the menu that drops down. Locate a place on your computer to save the graphic and type a name Sitting Santa Graphic for your graphic in the bottom field. Then click the Save button.

    Step 2 – Opening your Microsoft Word Program and Create a New Table

    Step two is to open your Microsoft Word program. When you open your program a new document will be created. Then you will need to insert a new table. Go to the top of the window and click Table -> Insert -> Table. When the table properties opens, enter three columns and five rows. Then click the Insert button.

    Step 3 – Inserting your Sitting Santa Claus Graphic

    The third step is to insert the Sitting Santa Graphic into the cells. Place your mouse in the first cell and click Insert -> Picture -> From File. When the box pops up, locate the graphic you saved in step 1 and open it. Click the Sitting Santa graphic and align it to the center of the cell. Then go to the next cell and insert it again. Continuing doing this until you have inserted the Sitting Santa Claus graphic into every cell.

    Step 4 – Adding your Text

    The fourth step is to add your text to each cell. You can create your text in the first cell and then you can copy and paste the text into the other cells. Place your cursor beside the Sitting Santa graphic and press enter on your keyboard. Then type your To and From text. Press enter after you type To and then type From. Change the font options to what you want. Copy the text and paste it in the other cells.

    Step 5 – Printing Your Sitting Santa Claus Gift Tags

    Step five is to print the gift tags. You will need to hide the table before you print the tags. Right click in a cell and click Borders and Shading in the drop down menu. Change the color of the border to white and click the OK button. The table should be hidden now. Go to the top of your Microsoft Word program and click File -> Print. Set up your printing options and click the Print button.