We absolutely love all things Christmas and ASL. We are not a hard-of-hearing or deaf family, but ASL was one of the first forms of communication I used with my autistic daughter. And because of that, I have a passion for continued learning. We pick up new signs monthly and this month we are working on December holidays.
One way we can do that is with these printable American Sign Language Christmas cards.
Whether my daughter takes them to school to hand out like a Valentine’s Day card or we use them at home as flashcards, remains to be seen.
why use printable asl christmas cards?
Well, I had gotten to thinking about this. We, as adults, have our own traditions with sending out Christmas cards, right? And our kids usually go through the elementary school ritual of exchanging Valentine’s Day cards with their classmates. So, why not have that extend to Christmas.
And we use ASL because as mentioned already, ASL has been instrumental in developing a communication system with my non-verbal autistic daughter. My youngest daughter is also enjoying learning and I’ve always found it to be a good pursuit of my own time.
You never know when you might encounter someone who does use ASL because they need to. And then, lo and behold, you’ll be able to communicate at least some basics.
how to use the printable asl christmas cards
Aside from their intended purpose, which is to cut them out and fold in half (so your child can then decorate the outside of the card as well), you can also use these as flashcards.
Use them for matching the English (with text and without text) or the Spanish.
Or you can use them for matching English to Spanish.
Get these printable flash cards and more in the ASL for Autism Toolkit: