Arabic Christmas Card {Printable}

Eid Milad Majid 2017.

Eid is the Arabic word for holiday or festival and Milad Majid means Glorious Birth.  All three words together can mean Festival of the Glorious Birth or Merry Christmas when said in the Arab world. And sometimes the three words are shortened to Milad Majid, since it’s common knowledge that to say it this time of year, you are not really talking about any other Eid.

According to the Arab American Institute, 63% of Arab Americans are Christians. They descended from ancient Arab Christian clans in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Yemen and Iraq since the Middle East is the birthplace of Christianity.

To celebrate Milad Majid I created a printable card with a stocking that includes an arabesque design.  Below is written Merry Christmas in Arabic: ميلاد مجيد.

ACraftyArab Arabic Christmas Card Printable

Click on the image above to print it out, cut along the light gray line with an xacto or blade cutter and color the stocking/words any way you’d like.   Tip: To help my daughter keep track of the little shapes since she choose two colors, I added a little dot for her in each area.

You can also cover the top of the stocking with mini white pompoms like we used in our Eid puff banner.

Finally, you’ll need to fold the card in half. Don’t forget, your stocking is on the left side because the card will open left to right.  Arabic is written in the opposite direction of English, therefore all cards, books and magazines also open the opposite direction.

If you would like to make more DIY tutorials to celebrate Christmas, visit Arabic Christmas Ornament {Tutorial}

To find out about other Eids, stop by 99 Creative Eid Projects {Resource}

Be sure to check out A Crafty Arab on Pinterest.


I am a Libyan American who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab and Islamic culture.