The calendar has turned – HELLO NOVEMBER! – and the stores are filling up with holiday supplies. Wrapping paper, Christmas trees, toy sales, poinsettias and more, seem to be everywhere! All this has sparked my holiday to do list and on the very top is holiday cards!
Truly, of all the holiday activities, this is one of my favorites. I love preparing our cards, and receiving cards from friends and family is such a joy. Nothing like reflecting back on the year, smiling bright and sending a little cheer through the mail!
In the olden days (back when I helped my mom compile our family Christmas cards) she would hand write and embellish our annual letters before photocopying and stuffing into envelopes. Now, it’s all digital and these are some of my favorite shops to browse designs and order cards through!
With chic and classy designs, Minted is definitely one of my favorites when it comes to holiday cards. With a photo or without, you can find the perfect card for you. I especially love the “heart” feature when browsing so you can easily cull your top picks before deciding on the winner.
Costco wins for budget cards at just 69 cents for each card and envelope. They’ve definitely improved their designs this year and they are worth a browse! Especially since they’ve got a great collection of Merry Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah and more!
Tiny Prints has the heart feature like Minted and I adore that so many of their cards have pretty backsides as well – just a pretty surprise when you turn them over!
In addition to fabulous designs, Paper Culture plants a tree in honor of every order!
Pear Tree is full of pretty cards with a variety of bright colors, Christmas traditions and letter insert options – definitely worth a peek!
Where do you order your holiday cards from? Share your favorite sites so we can all get to work on this important holiday to do!