The Best Places to Buy Christmas Cards Online
Send your season's greetings with a stack of cute holiday cards featuring photos of your family or festive illustrations.
Although I try not to hold onto sentimental items for too long, even I can't resist a cute holiday card. It's just so exciting to receive some mail and see what all of your family and friends are up to this time of year, beyond what they share on social media.
So, after getting a few of these lovely letters in the mail and feeling more inspired than usual, I decided to look around and see where I could buy my own greeting cards. Here's what I've found, and where you'll want to snag your own stack this season. (In no particular order, of course.)
Send love and well-wishes into the new year with a stack of photo cards from Minted. They specialize in fresh designs by independent artists and have thousands of layouts (like this adorable "Made It" message) for you to choose from. Once you find the right design, you can upload a photo and customize everything from the greeting to the font color. Minted's holiday cards are also available in four sizes, and you can proof your purchase until it's exactly to your liking.
Fair Warning: Shutterfly's holiday cards will give you all the warm and fuzzy feelings. Much like Minted, Shutterfly boasts a huge selection of original layouts, ranging from the cute-and-colorful to the more clean and traditional. (They also have unique messages for just about every circumstance.) When you're ready to commit, you can upload a photo and make any changes to the greeting, trim or color theme.
It's impossible not to smile when you see a holiday card from Pippa. Their designs are bright, bold and include space for multiple family photos. The only downside? Their selection is a bit more limited. Still, if you're looking for cheery greetings or classic Christmas motifs, like snowflakes and holly berries, you'll definitely want to start here. Again, you'll choose a design, upload a photo and have the chance to customize the font color.
If you prefer holiday cards with clean, modern designs, then you'll love Artifact Uprising. They have about 100 options to choose from, so you can find what you're looking for without spending hours scrolling. The cards are available in two sizes, and you can customize the orientation, greeting and printing style. Artifact Uprising also offers five shimmering foils, if you want to add a special touch to the layout.
Drop some joy in your loved ones' mailboxes while doing some good for the planet with sustainable holiday cards from Paper Culture. All of their products are made from 100 percent recycled bamboo, and they plant a tree for every order. You'll find thousands of festive designs across their site, including this red-and-green "Leafy Surroundings" layout. Once you land on a design, you can upload a photo and customize the greeting, format and trim style.
Whether you're looking for folksy winter scenes or foil-pressed photo cards, you'll find them at VistaPrint. They have, quite literally, thousands of designs to choose from, and each layout can be customized from the font down to the trim. You'll also have the chance to preview your card several times before checkout, which we love.
If you skipped the family Christmas photoshoot this year or you simply prefer greeting cards with illustrations, then head to Target. They have a variety of charming, ready-made cards for purchase individually or in boxed sets. Our current fave? This "Woodsy Assortment," which features a reindeer, a snowman, a trimmed tree and a couple sledding. And the best part is that you'll get 40 cards for just $15.
Spread even more holiday cheer by supporting a small business with your purchase. Etsy is our go-to marketplace for original, illustrated cards from independent artists. If you're ready to shop around, we suggest you start by checking out PhoebeAndJune. This "Merry and Bright" design is just one of several Christmas cards they offer, and it looks so fun with its red holly berries and branches.
If you have a lot of people on your list, then you may want to buy your holiday cards in bulk from Amazon. For just $15, you can score this set of 24 and delight family and friends with snowy scenes by Thomas Kinkade. The cozy cottage, tree-lighting ceremony and grand Victorian home will fill them with nostalgia.
For Christmas cards with a bit more personality, head to Society6. Here, you'll find thousands of cute and cheeky designs by independent artists, like this hot pink "Merry Everything" option. The cards are sold in sets of three, five and 10, and they come with envelopes for easy mailing.