The 22 Best Holiday Cards You Can Buy Online (Even If You've Totally Procrastinated This Year)
This is the year: The year you finally send out holiday cards. The mail-in cookie exchange and virtual Secret Santa may still be TBD, and you're not even 100 percent sure what the holiday itself will look like just yet, but 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, 22 sites that make the ordering process ridiculously easy (even if you do run a little late).
Best for Avoiding the Post Office
Tracking down addresses is always the worst part of getting holiday cards in the mail. This site helps you set up a private address book (where your friends can plug in their location) and then prints, stuffs, stamps and sends your cards for you.
3. Amazon Prints
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 Magnet Cards
Traditional paper cards are great and all—and Zazzle offers those too—but if you really want to make your well-wishes stand out, plaster them on a magnet. It's fun, functional (how else will they keep that wish list front and center on the fridge?) and unforgettable.
6. PAPERLESS POST
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.)
8. PAPER CULTURE
Best for Giving Back
Yes, you’re technically using up trees. But A) these cards are made from recycled paper, and B) a new tree is planted for every order placed. So relax.
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.
12. SIMPLY TO IMPRESS
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.
13. Miss Design Berry
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.)
15. TINY PRINTS
Best Glittery Options
Sparkle, y’all. This site has a plethora of gold and silver dusted cards that feel totally festive, without rubbing off all over your hands…or your face or your clothes.
You can score custom cards as low as 84 cents apiece, and the site often offers serious discounts on top of that. Plus, while there, you can create all kinds of custom gifts, like mugs, shirts and face masks.
Best for Hand-Vetted Quality
This Pittsburgh, Kansas-based site personally checks every print order before it goes out. (It also promises shipping in just one business day. Huzzah!)
Best for Bulk Orders
Maybe you own a small business, maybe you're a TikTok influencer, maybe you're just like, really, really popular. Whatever the reason, if you need to order 100 cards or more, Collage is the place to go to score a sweet deal on a custom, satin-finished card.
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.