This is the year: the year you finally send out holiday cards. The wreath has been hung, gift shopping is in full swing and, heaven help you, there will be cards! And they will be the best holiday cards around! We hear you, and we've got your back. Here, 25 sites that make the ordering process ridiculously easy (even if you do run a little late).
The 25 Best Holiday Cards You Can Buy Online (Even If You've Totally Procrastinated This Year)
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Best for One-Stop Shoppers
If you're using Amazon all the time to get your holiday shopping done, check one more thing off your list without ever leaving the site. Amazon Prints lets you easily make custom holiday cards, as well as canvas wall art and acrylic photo displays, so you can take care of your gift and your note all in one fell swoop. (And score free shipping too.)
Breaking news (in case you didn’t know it): Etsy does holiday photo cards. And the best part is you can almost guarantee that no one else will choose the one you send out. Plus, you can even ditch the whole posing-for-photos part and commission an Etsy illustrator to sketch your fam on the card.
Best for Procrastinators Everywhere
Ack, Christmas is next week! You forgot to send season’s greetings. This site features stunning e-designs from major brands like Rifle Paper Co. and Kate Spade New York that look as luxe as the real deal. (Psst: Paper options of every design are also available.)
Best Substitute for Handwritten Letters
Using the Felt app, you can create and mail letters without even opening your laptop (or needing to buy stamps). But what's even more impressive is how the app lets you write messages in your own scrawl, so you can make your custom card all the more personal. And questionably decipherable.
Best Customer Service
Seriously, should any issues arise (for example, you can’t track down your cards and it’s four days before Christmas Eve), you can live chat a real person from the homepage. In addition, every order placed comes with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee—or your money back.
This card doubles as a gift to yourself, because you're totally going to want to hang it up. Miss Design Berry creates a custom illustration of your home at the holidays, which you'll receive as an 8"x10", and the artwork will be used on a series of 5"x7" cards you can send out to everyone you know. (Psst: Your order also comes with three rounds of revisions, so you can make sure your home looks just right, and rush orders can be turned around in as little as a week.)
Best for Storage
Sure, most of these sites sell cards, photo books and other keepsakes. But Snapfish also allows users to synch unlimited photos to your account from your computer, Facebook, Instagram, etc. so you never have to worry about losing your favorite photos. You also have the option to pick up your cards at a Walgreens or Walmart closest to you.
Best for Gift Tags
This Santa Cruz, California-based small business is known for its tasteful photo-emblazoned gifts, and this year they've added holiday cards to their recycled paper-printed repertoire. We're especially taken with the 2.5-inch square folded gift cards—you can upload a different photo for each of the 24-card set.
Best Same-Day Pickup
Folded, gloss-finish, foil accents, rounded corners and backside print options are among the offerings at Staples, but it's speed where these guys really excel. Most cards can be picked up the next day if ordered by 2 p.m., and rush orders can be retrieved just three hours after ordering.
Best for Extra Gifts
Want to not just order a scallop-edge custom Christmas card, but also an ornament, mug and personalized bucket for having a snowball fight with? All that and more are available from Personalization Mall, where free one-to-two-day turnaround is the rule and slapping your family's name on plaques, door mats and keepsakes is a year-round business.
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