The Best Sites For Stylish Holiday Cards

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Once upon a time, a little version of you may have graced your family’s holiday card. Now you’re the one creating your own season’s greetings — and you need a site that will help you do it, whatever your goal or aesthetic. Maybe you want to express your holiday cheer with snaps of you and your friends over the year’s best occasions and accompany it with some witty holiday truism. Maybe you’re more the bleak, Instagram snowscape type. Or, maybe you like expensive, letterpress cards with tasteful typography. Whatever your visual, you want to reach out to loved ones with stylish and personal good wishes for the new year.
Fortunately, creating a just-right-for-you card no longer involves hours spent trolling the bargain table at Barnes & Noble or sitting at home during Scandal reruns, licking stamps and addressing envelopes. Because the sites ahead put a modern, efficient spin on this annual process, including Instagram compatibility, purchase rewards you’ll actually use, eco-friendly considerations, and clever ready-for-repurposing ideas — ranging from ornaments to gift tags and more.
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Minted offers an endless array of designs created by its expansive network of independent artists. They're elegant, high-quality, and customizable, with photo, letterpress, and foil-stamped options. There's also a line of ornament cards that come in sparkly snowflake shapes with a pre-punched hole and ribbon for hanging. The best part? All orders come with free recipient addressing.

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American Greetings
As one of the largest greeting card makers in the country, this trusted site doesn't disappoint with its bounty of classic holiday options. The greetings range from boxed card and envelope packs with festive designs to personalized Ecards with celebrity Smashup capabilities.
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Artifact Uprising
The streamlined designs on Artifact Uprising look more like magazine ads than holiday cards — the company was founded by sisters who also happen to be professional photographers. The holiday collection features more than 50 original card designs printed on 100% recycled paper. Foil-stamped and hand-lettered options are also available.
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Here's a solution for those of you who want to scratch “holiday cards” off your To-Do list in November, but you don’t want to send them too early. The bright, cheerful Cardstore site allows users to delay card deployment by using their mailing services. You can choose your holiday cards now (or even up to a year in advance!) and have them sent at a date closer to the holidays.
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In addition to invitations, this strictly-digital site also boasts an impressive lineup of customizable holiday cards at more than convenient price points. The festive options range from Christmas to Hanukkah and New Years templates, all sold in individual, small, medium or large-sized packages ranging from free to under $50 totals.
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Fine Stationery
An OG name in the customized stationery industry, this site churns out everything from the highest quality in timeless holiday cards to invitations and announcements. On top of premium stationary products, customers are also given satisfaction guarantees and free card consultations along with every order.
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The Met Store
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's online store offers a surprising selection of unique holiday card offerings — and what they lack in photo personalization, they more than make up for with artsy elegance. The impressive options range from timely still life prints to festive renderings of historical scenes and seasonal paintings.
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Moo — aside from having a cute and catchy name — speedily delivers premium card to invitation, thank you note, and even postcard designs with stylish punch and pizazz. Each customizable option comes printed on extra-thick and shiny stock in a range of fresh to funky templates.
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Although this stylish stationary brand is U.K. born and based, it still offers free shipping to the U.S. on all online stationary to greeting card and gift orders for $30 or over. Many of the unique goods are exclusively crafted by an in-house design team — so you can spread your holiday cheer with a one-of-a-kind card all the way from foggy London Town this season.
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Paper Culture
If you're dedicating your holiday greetings to someone who cares a lot about the environment, a card from this eco-friendly stationery company will make them smile. The cards are printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, and the brand has pledged to plant a tree for every order received. So far, 550,000 trees have been planted thanks to this venture.
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Paperless Post
It may sound like an oxymoron, but Paperless Post also sells a wide range of printed cards. Through its website, you can customize everything about the card, from the font to the liner. After your card is created, you can choose to send both paper and electronic copies of your holiday greetings, meaning Grandma and your Instagram-addicted kid cousin and get the version perfect for them.
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If you and your friends got together to create a card company, it might look like the casual, colorful Postable. The site has a distinctly Millennial attitude and acts as a kind of Holiday Card Command Center. You can export your contacts into the address book feature, personalize your cards, and enlist Postable to stamp and mail them for you.
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Sending the same card en masse can feel a little impersonal, but who has the time to hand-write a message onto each one? Shutterfly is known for its catalog of photo-themed gifts, but it also allows users to create custom messages to each recipient.
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In addition to selling cards, photo books, and keepsakes galore, Snapfish also allows users unlimited photo storage. Syncing photos to your account is easy, and afterwards, you won't have to worry about losing your favorite vacation pics when you finally upgrade to a new iPhone 7. Then, when it comes time to send a holiday card, you'll have an entire year's worth of memories to choose from all in one place. It might even inspire you to print out some pictures and create a photo album IRL, too.
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Tiny Prints
If the idea of having your cards mailed for you sounds great, but there are a few you want to send yourself with a special letter or gift, Tiny Prints lets you pick and choose the cards you’d like them to mail and the ones they send to you directly. This allows you to personalize and mail out just as many as you really want to.
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Zazzle turns the expression of personal style into an art form by featuring address labels, stickers, and even holiday stamps to match the design of your card. This is huge for us perfectionist-types who feel a tremendous letdown when we stick a Liberty Bell stamp on our otherwise decorative envelopes.

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