The 9 Best Holiday Cards to Send This Year
Don’t panic if you haven’t ordered your holiday cards just yet. There’s still plenty of time and oodles of discounts to be had. Plus, to help ease (and speed) the process, we went ahead and cherry-picked a slew of options that’ll look gorgeous atop your pals’ mantels (or, OK, stuck to their fridges).
Best for Overall Aesthetics: Artifact Uprising
The hand-lettering, the photo layouts, the foil options—we dare you not to Instagram these designs after you mail them out. The chic envelopes are available in kraft paper or sleek colors like iron gray.
Best for Showcasing Multiple Photos: Minted
It’s like a paper version of your gallery wall—and ideal when you simply can’t narrow down favorites from your family photo shoot.
Best for Including a Short Note: Pinhole Press
It’s tempting to yammer on with holiday greetings and notes about the year gone by. Pinhole Press—and its foldable, accordion designs—forces you to keep your message to 350 characters, which you can then accompany with a handful of photos.
Best for Writing a Short Novel: Pear Tree
OK, so you need a bit more real estate.We love Pear Tree’s booklet designs, which offer you up to 800 characters (plus additional text boxes) on the pages throughout. Plus, they tie together into an adorable little book, giving you the option to narrate the year fold by fold.
Best for Serving a Second Purpose: Shutterfly
It’s the quandary of the season: What the heck do you do with all those gorgeous holiday cards that pile up on your mail table? Save your friends the trouble by sending them an ornament-shaped design, which they can hang on their tree and re-use next year.
Best for Nabbing a Deal: Mpix
Sign up for the email newsletter and you’ll be wowed by all the holiday card savings, which range from 25 to 50 percent off.
Best for Foil Printing: Tiny Prints
Love shiny things? Peep the metallic options on this fan favorite site first.
Best for Mailing Last Minute: Paperless Post
Maybe you don’t have everyone’s mailing addresses. Maybe—oops—you just forgot to order on time. Send a digital version via Paperless Post (which also supplies paper cards, btw) and it’s like you intended to wait until December 23.