It is time to start thinking about ordering your 2014 Holiday Cards! There are so many holiday cards from which to choose,it is difficult to know where to begin. If you want your card to stand out from the rest, choose a company that uses high quality paper and unique designs. Even budget cards can look fabulous. Here are the best of the best holiday cards.
We also want to encourage you to take advantage of both Tiny Prints & Minted's “Show with My Photo” option. Even if you fall in love with a particular holiday card, you should not choose it if your image does not work in it. We put together a quick visual to prove our point. We randomly choose a cute matching pajama picture and populated it throughout Tiny Prints. Without our photo we really liked the first laser cut holiday card but as you can see, our picture just does not work in it. The truth is we did not even consider the middle photo card but thought it looked nice with our photo. As for the last holiday card both the sample photo and our picture look equally cute! If we were choosing from these three, we would buy the third one. Which of the three do you think would make the best holiday cards ?
Next we chose a second photo and inserted it on Minted. As you can see, the words on the first photo cut wrong on our picture and the second card cuts off the kids' heads. Our photo works fine in both the third and fourth options but again, for this particular image we think the last design would make the best holiday cards – it truly captures the joy in the photo.
Best Holiday Cards
Tiny Prints Top Favorites and Trends for the Season!
This year, Tiny Prints has pulled out all the stops and is offering their best holiday card selection yet! We love all three of their new holiday card collections — letterpress cards, laser-cut cards (we are obsessed), and foil stamped cards (yes, these are the real thing where each card is hand-stamped with real foil – not the faux foil stamp look-a-like cards).
Letterpress Holiday Cards
Laser-cut Holiday Cards
Foil Stamped Holiday Cards
Digital Offset Printing Holiday Cards
Affordable Holiday Cards
Last year I laid out all the holiday cards we received and organized them first by quality and then by merchant. I was impressed. Lots of folks are aware that Tiny Prints does a fabulous holiday card but not so many know about Minted and the Minted holiday cards were right there on the top row! And this year, Minted too has created gorgeous envelope options! We are ridiculously excited! Pretty soon we will need to start saving the envelopes as well as the holiday cards! Don't tell that to my husband who already thinks it is crazy I have saved every card we received for the last 30 years. 🙂
If you are not into photo cards and love all things vintage, slightly quirky, and beautiful designs, Hello!Lucky is your kind of stationery store! Hello!Lucky's holiday cards will definitely stand out from the rest! All cards are printed on 100% recycled paper and are blank inside – perfect to add a personal note.
Here are the Hello!Lucky City Specific Holiday Cards
By now you will have noticed that each of the featured merchants has a unique design sensibility. Paper Culture is no different. We love their clean whimsical designs.
Paper Source is one of our favorite storefronts to explore. They always have something fun that tickles our fancy and this holiday season is no different. We especially like that Paper Source is offering one of the best holiday card selection of festive Chanukah Cards.
What makes PaperStyle holiday cards stand out from the rest is there quirky Christmas brand cards including A Christmas Story, Elf The Movie, Festivus, Frosty The Snowman, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation, The Polar Express
Yes, we had an OMG moment. This may be the answer to our holiday gift giving blues by combining a lovely personalized holiday greeting card with a gift card (printed right inside the card) so flexible you can choose from among your own favorite brands >> Amazon | 800 Flowers | Target | Gap | Sears | Spa Finder | Groupon or even choose a Tango Card which will allow your recipient to redeem their Tango Card for other popular gift cards, donations and local business options — all without any fees or expiration dates.
If we have one caveat it is to make sure you know your recipients well enough to know they will actually take the time to read the card. It would be horrible if they glanced at it and tossed it in the trash.
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