25 Holiday Cards To Spread The Cheer


1. Sugar Paper “Happy Holidays Wreath” | 2. Emily McDowell “Let It Snow—Within Reason” | 3. Sugar Paper “Red Happy Holidays” | 4. Egg Press “Merry Christmas & Snappy New Year” | 5. Banquet “Rudolph Bear” | 6. Mr. Bodington’s Studio “101 Ornaments” | 7. 9th Letter Press “Fa La La”

Although December 25th and the unwrapping of gifts on Christmas morning tends to be the main event of the holiday season, I love the days leading up to Christmas—perhaps even more. Walking down the snowy streets, shop windows ablaze with twinkle lights and holiday tunes flooding out of their doors, the classic “Silver Bells” lyrics come to mind—in the air, there’s definitely a feeling of Christmas. Sometimes anticipation and the excitement that comes with the holidays trumps the “Big Day.” One of my absolute favorite things about holiday anticipation is the cards that begin to fill my mailbox this time of year. E-mail has sadly removed the handwritten letter from our lives—except, that is, during this wonderful yuletide time. I love a nice Christmas gift just as much as the next person, but there is something especially charming and heartwarming about a hand-scrawled note arriving in the mail. As these cards begin to line my mantle, that’s when the holiday cheer really begins to kick in. There are only about twenty days left before Christmas, so now is the time to run to the stationery store to get your box of holiday cards. Here are a few of our handpicked favorites, perfect for spreading the holiday cheer! —Max


1. One Canoe Two “Tidings of Comfort and Joy” | 2. One Canoe Two “A Very Merry Christmas” | 3. Red Cap Cards “Skiing” | 4. Red Cap Cards “Fox In The Snow” | 5. Red Cap Cards “Holiday House” | 6. Kate & Birdie “Peace on Earth”


1. Fancy Seeing You Here “Gee Whiskers” | 2. Ferme A Papier “Joy Eux Noel” | 3. Puddleduck Paper “Cheers” Custom Photo Card | 4. 9th Letter Press “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year” | 5. 9th Letter Press “Happy Holidays”


1. Egg Press “Merry House” | 2. Custom Card Made With the Makr App | 3. Hammerpress “O Christmas Tree” | 4. Banquet “Vintage Star Tree Topper” | 5. Kate & Birdie “Stars & Wonder” | 6. Hammerpress “Christmas and New Year” | 7. Egg Press “Candy Stick Christmas”

  1. mahasitha says:

    All of them are adorable!

  2. Emmy says:

    Love all of these! The fox in the snow is my favorite! Every holiday I try to buy homemade letterpress cards instead of bulk boxes because I like to support the printmakers. These are some great options.

  3. Thank you for the love, Design Sponge!

  4. tricia says:

    i love the uniqueness of letterpress and illustrator’s cards! this is where i got mine this year: http://www.etsy.com/shop/joannaclose

  5. Ashley Johnson says:

    I LOVE that my favourite card pick is actually made here in my hometown of Vancouver, by Banquet Atelier. Yay! I swear that never happens. Thanks Banquet for creating such fabulous paper goods. xx oo

  6. Really enjoyed this one, such great cards and artists

  7. Addie Marie says:

    I adore the 2nd collection of cards! Amazing!


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