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Santa's Stamp of Approval

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Santa Claus has given his stamp of approval to this week's new designs! Christmas postage stamps and coordinating designs make timeless projects, and sweet animals mail their letters to Santa, hoping their Christmas wishes come true. Two richly detailed designs feature a letter to Santa in a classic Christmas medley, and Santa checking his list with a twinkle in his eye.

Bold and bright "rubber" stamp designs are just right for stockings, gift bags, sweatshirts, and more.  Filigree decorates warm holiday wishes in designs sure to bring elegance to any project.

For even more good old-fashioned holiday spirit, popular designs have been transformed into in-the-hoop ornaments as well as designs perfect for stitching onto stockings, wall hangings, gift bags, table linens, and more for a truly classic Christmas.

Scoop up these designs today!

Free project instructions

Stitch fun Santa's sack coasters for festive holiday decor. Click here for free project instructions!

 


Christmas Stamps

Beautiful Christmas designs in subtle shades and classic style hearken back to simpler times. Traditional holiday elements, in stamp designs and on their own, are ideal for creating an elegant and timeless look on all kinds of projects!

Santa Claus and his sack full of toys are ready to slide down the chimney and set to work. A sweet design for stockings and wall hangings!
     
A vintage Christmas postage stamp with Santa and a sack of toys about to go down the chimney.    A vintage Christmas machine embroidery design with Santa and a sack of toys about to go down the chimney.
Available in three sizes:
6.94"X9.96" and 5.44"X7.81" and 4.78"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.69" and 4.65"X6.85" and 2.63"X3.85"


Framed embroidery is a wonderful way to showcase your favorite designs, and the stamp-style bird and wreath design would be very striking in a frame. The wreath and birds alone will dress up pillows and table linens for festive holiday decor.
     
A vintage Christmas postage stamp with a wreath and birds.    A vintage Christmas machine embroidery design with a wreath and birds.
Available in three sizes:
6.94"X9.96" and 5.44"X7.81" and 4.78"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.55" and 4.71"X6.86" and 2.66"X3.86"


A graceful bell is captured in the moment of ringing, with holly and pine boughs forming a natural counterpoint. The red swirling ribbon complements the holly berries. The stamp design on the left and the bell alone on the right are wonderful additions to pillows, wall hangings, holiday door hangers, stockings, and much more.
     
A vintage Christmas postage stamp with a bell, pine boughs, and holly.   A vintage Christmas machine embroidery design with a bell, pine boughs, and holly.
Available in three sizes:
6.93"X9.95" and 5.44"X7.81" and 4.78"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.85"X8.88" and 4.51"X6.85" and 2.56"X3.85"


Two traditional holiday symbols come together to make a new classic! A toboggan rests against brilliant poinsettias in a delightful Christmas combination.
     
A vintage Christmas postage stamp with a toboggan and poinsettias.   A vintage Christmas machine embroidery design with a toboggan and poinsettias.
Available in three sizes:
6.94"X10.02" and 5.41"X7.81" and 4.78"X6.86"
  Available in three sizes:
5.86"X8.65" and 4.64"X6.85" and 2.62"X3.85"


Christmas Stamps Design Packs


Stitch yourself a classic Christmas by purchasing the Christmas Stamps Design Pack. With all the stamp and stand-alone designs, you'll have a collection sure to make all kinds of classic and timeless holiday projects!
 

Vintage Christmas Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 8 designs, priced at only $14.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 7"x11.8"
**Md - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 5"x7"



Letters to Santa

Wildlife creatures get their letters off to Santa Claus, hoping for a speedy delivery! They have all been very good, and are sure Santa will bring them what they wish for.

A Clydesdale shakes his mane and rings his bells as he delivers his letters to Santa, while the fox is smart to mail his letter early, making sure it gets to the North Pole in time.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.62"X5.82" and 5.51"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.40"
  Available in three sizes:
5.57"X9.41" and 4.05"X6.85" and 2.28"X3.86"


Stitch a darling deer and a cute cardinal onto sweatshirts for charming holiday apparel!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
6.84"X5.82" and 5.70"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.31"
  Available in three sizes:
4.11"X4.66" and 3.43"X3.88" and 2.21"X2.50"


A raccoon washed his letter before he mailed it -- hope Santa can still read it! On the right, rabbits help each other make it to the mailbox in a sweet design for stockings and pillows.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.22" and 4.89"X5.18" and 3.62"X3.85"
  Available in three sizes:
5.84"X7.98" and 4.84"X6.62" and 2.82"X3.86"


Letters to Santa Design Packs


Cute critters mail their Christmas wishes to Santa in fun designs for stockings, wall hangings, pillows, sweatshirts, fleece PJ's, and more! Children and adults alike will fall in love with these adorable designs. Order the design pack and you'll have all the designs for special delivery.
 

Letters to Santa Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 6 designs, priced at only $9.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Dear Santa

Some of the best things about Christmas make up a delightful holiday medley. Is this what the top of Santa Claus' desk looks like? This special holiday decoration is sure to deliver holidays that are merry and bright. Beautiful on pillows, wall hangings, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more!
 
Candy cane, poinsettia, jingle bells, and holly around a letter to Santa machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
9.66"X6.98" and 8.12"X5.86" and 6.71"X4.86"


Santa's List

A very jolly Santa Claus has a twinkle in his eye as he goes over his list, checking it twice. Who will get the delightful presents sitting behind him? From the plush trim on his jacket to the wide buckle on his belt and the laces on his boots, the vintage look of this Santa makes him a classic addition to wall hangings, pillows, sweatshirts, tote bags, and more.
 
Santa Claus checks his list machine embroidery design.
Available in three sizes:
6.97"X7.83" and 5.85"X6.58" and 4.85"X5.43"


Santa's Stamp of Approval

Santa Claus is especially busy at this time of year, and he needs to work efficiently. Stamps make his life a lot easier. Good boy? Gift list approved! Bad boy? Naughty list! Homemade gift? Original -- made by Santa! Special delivery by reindeer? North Pole air mail delivery! Now you can stitch Santa's stamps for your Christmas projects, creating an authentic North Pole look on all your gifts.

With a slightly old-fashioned look and a simple elegance, these stamps are just the thing for stockings. Also perfect for the side chest area of a shirt! And excellent on holiday door hangers.
     
A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Merry Christmas."   A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Happy Christmas."
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.80" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.87"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"


Reward your favorite good boy and good girl by letting them know they are "gift list approved." These cute imprints and all the Santa's Stamp of Approval designs make fabulous coasters. See Kenny's free project instructions to make adorable coasters from these designs.
     
A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Gift List Approved -- Good Boy."   A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Gift List Approved -- Good Girl."
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.86"X5.83" and 4.89"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.84"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.77" and 5.90"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.87" and 3.86"X3.84"


If you know someone who is getting coal in their stocking, you might want to warn them that they're on the "naughty list." For those who have been good all year, making it onto the "nice list" is their reward!
     
A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Naughty List."   A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Nice List."
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.78" and 5.86"X5.84" and 4.91"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.85"
  Available in four sizes:
7.80"X7.77" and 5.89"X5.86" and 4.91"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.85"


Holiday towels are terrific landing spots for crisp and classic stamps!
     
A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "North Pole Air Mail Delivery."   A rubber stamp machine embroidery design.
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.87"X5.86" and 4.89"X4.88" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.79" and 5.88"X5.86" and 4.88"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.85"


Quick-stitching and fun stamps are ideal for combining with other Christmas designs on aprons and wall hangings.
     
A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Santa's Toy Factory."   A rubber stamp machine embroidery design with "Original -- Made by Santa."
Available in four sizes:
7.81"X7.81" and 5.86"X5.86" and 4.86"X4.86" and 3.86"X3.86"
  Available in three sizes:
7.83"X5.70" and 6.67"X4.86" and 3.88"X2.82"


Santa's Stamp of Approval Design Packs


Stamp your holiday projects with fun and bold Santa's Stamp of Approval designs. Get the design pack and you'll have the perfect stamp for everyone on your list!
 

Santa's Stamp of Approval Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 10 designs, priced at only $16.97! Four sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 4 sizes:

**XXL - Designs smaller than 7.9"x7.9"
**XL - Designs smaller than 7"x11.8"
**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"

**XS - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Celebrate the Season

Curls and swirls form delicate scrollwork around warm seasons' greetings in lovely designs for lots of holiday projects. Low nap towels, table linens, door hangers, and shirts will all be more festive with these open and bright holiday wishes.

Stitch a "Merry Christmas" and a "Happy Christmas" onto placemats and cloth napkins for a festive holiday table!
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.25" and 6.87"X3.83" and 3.85"X2.14"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.25" and 6.87"X3.83" and 3.85"X2.14"


Wish family and friends "Season's Greetings" and "Happy Holidays" by stitching the beautiful designs below onto pillows and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X5.67" and 6.85"X4.14" and 3.85"X2.33"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.83" and 6.86"X3.52" and 3.86"X1.98"


"Do Not Open Until Christmas" is adorable on gift bags, while "'Tis the Season" is a classic embellishment for wide variety of projects from T-shirts to tea towels.
     
 
Available in three sizes:
7.42"X5.85" and 6.16"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.03"
  Available in three sizes:
9.41"X4.89" and 6.86"X3.57" and 3.86"X2.01"


The "M" in this "Merry" has bold flourishes and flowing filigree, perfect for making your holiday projects merry and bright!
 
Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.25" and 6.85"X3.10" and 3.85"X1.74"


Celebrate the Season Design Packs


Get the entire Celebrate the Season Design Pack for a beautiful collection of classic holiday sentiments! Perfect for wishing family and friends the very best of the season on all kinds of Christmas projects.
 

Celebrate the Season Design Pack

Order the designs individually by clicking the links above, or get the pack with all 7 designs, priced at only $10.97! Three sizes are available to suit any project.

Click on a link below to see the designs in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.


The pack is available in 3 sizes:

**Lg - Designs smaller than 6"x10"
**Md - Designs smaller than 5"x7"
**Sm - Designs smaller than 4"x4"



Vintage Christmas

You may remember some of these popular Christmas designs, and now they've been given a new look! Transformed into in-the-hoop ornaments, as well as designs perfect for adding vintage Christmas spirit to stockings, gift bags, table linens, wall hangings, and more, classic holiday designs are better than ever. For fa-la-la fabulous Christmas tree decorations, see the project instructions for information on how to make these in-the-hoop ornaments.

A smiling snowman is decked out in his holiday best, with a checkered vest and a bright bow tie! He's irresistible on stockings, gift bags, and coasters.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.00"X2.50"


Santa's toy sack is full of toys for good girls and boys.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.86"X2.41"


This reindeer is merry and bright in his checkered vest!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.63"X2.08"


Hang a cute kitty in-the-hoop ornament on your tree, or stitch onto stockings for a sweet embellishment.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.54"X2.47"


An adorable doggy with his bone wants to come home with you!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.00"X2.51"


A chickadee in a Santa hat is perched on a pine bough.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.16"X2.54"


A gingerbread man is happy and festive in his fancy checkerboard shoes. Very sweet on stockings!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.14"X2.36"


Cardinals are a classic Christmas bird. Stitch as an in the-hoop-ornament (click here for free project instructions) or stitch onto wall hangings and stockings for a bright holiday decoration.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.98"X2.54"


This sweet bear has a present for you!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.03"X2.50"


Candy canes decorate this reindeer's antlers, making him as sweet as he can be.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.45"X2.24"


This penguin's stocking cap matches his candy cane. He's too cool.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.24"X2.55"


A bright Christmas in-the-hoop ornament will be pretty on the tree, or stitched onto napkins!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.87"X2.53"


This gingerbread man has a slightly crooked smile, making him even more adorable.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.23"X2.37"


The berries on this holly are heart-shaped, making for a heartfelt holiday decoration.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.20"X2.51"


A filigree tree swirls with the words, "Merry Christmas."
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.51"X2.71"


Mrs. Claus has her rolling pin in hand, ready to bake delicious cookies. Perfect for aprons!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.19"X2.60"


A laughing Mrs. Claus brings delight to any project!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.13"X2.52"


Let this reindeer brighten your Christmas tree or holiday apparel.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.21"X2.51"


Santa Claus is ready to take to the skies with his bag of toys for good girls and boys.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.59"X2.19"


Stitch "Season's Greetings" as an in-the-hoop ornament, or onto potholders, towels, and more.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.15"X2.47"


A patchwork stocking is hung with a tack and ready for treats.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.68"X2.51"


This snowman is bundled up and ready for the holidays.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.48"X2.61"


Just looking at this jolly snowman brings a smile!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.81"X2.54"


A classic Christmas wreath is perfect as an in-the-hoop ornament, or as a pretty embellishment.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.42"X2.48"


Santa Claus is a star -- but we already knew that!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.11"X2.54"


A star-shaped gingerbread man is all smiles.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.29"X2.55"


Let a jolly elf brighten Christmas trees and stockings!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.99"X2.55"


A trusted elf double-checks Santa's list.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
1.84"X2.52"


Somebody's getting a puppy for Christmas!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.35"X2.48"


A happy dove soars through the skies.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.26"X2.51"


Bells on pine boughs are a classic Christmas embellishment.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
2.26"X1.39"


A graceful nativity scene is a beautiful decoration as an in-the-hoop ornament and stitched onto stockings and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.04"X3.50"


A shepherd watching over his flock sees the star of Bethlehem.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.51"X3.02"


The three wisemen follow the shining star of Bethlehem.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.51"X3.51"
  Available in one size:
3.16"X3.24"


A simple yet graceful nativity scene is beautiful as an in-the-hoop ornament and stitched onto stockings and wall hangings.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
2.14"X2.77"


The in-the-hoop ornaments below will make excellent additions to Christmas trees, and are also excellent stocking stuffers!

Santa Claus has a curl in his beard and a twinkle in his eye, while the North Pole gets a fresh dusting of snow.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"


Tie a jolly elf ornament and a Frosty the Snowman ornament onto gifts for an extra treat!
     
 
Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"


Doves fly through rays of light and a reindeer has a shiny nose.
     
 
Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"


A peaceful depiction of Mary and Jesus and a portrait of the three wisemen are classic holiday decorations.
     
   
Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"
  Available in one size:
3.12"X3.35"

 

Santa Claus has a sack full of toys, and you'll have an imagination full of ideas when you see all the wonderful Santa projects sent in by stitchers just like you! Santa stars in a grand array of Christmas projects, from wall hangings and aprons, to stockings and pillows. With so many Santa designs to choose from, you're sure to find one just right for all the people on your list!

So guide your sleigh to the Stitchers Showcase, and soon you'll be as busy as an elf on Christmas Eve!
Want to share pictures of your work? We'd love to see them! Send photos and details about your work to stitch@emblibrary.com.
 
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