Best Holiday Cards

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Anatomy of the Perfect Holiday Card, Best Holiday Cards

We love this graphic we found on Tiny Prints! It says in pictures what we say every day >> all the little details matter including  accessorizing your envelope!

Best Holiday Cards

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 ?

Holiday Card Insert Photo Feature, 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.

Insert Photo Feature on Minted, Best Holiday Cards

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).

2014 Best Holiday Card Styles

Letterpress Holiday Cards

 flourishing peace letterpress holiday cards   Delicate Days Letterpress Holiday Cards

Laser-cut Holiday Cards

 striking peace laser-cut holiday cards      spectacular joy laser-cut holiday cards

Foil Stamped Holiday Cards

 gilded merriment foil stamped holiday cards      Enduring Happiness Foil Stamped Holiday Card

Digital Offset Printing Holiday Cards

 Christmas Ornament Holiday Card   Christmas Ornament Holiday Card

Affordable Holiday Cards

 Spirited Salutation Holiday Card   icy magic holiday photo cards   Spirited Memento Holiday Cards

The Best of Minted

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. 🙂

Gorgeous Minted Holiday Card Envelopes, Best Holiday Cards

Minted is also offering Foil-Pressed Cards holiday cards this year as well as their new Booklette™ Cards and their classic Ornament Cards and Minibook™ Cards.

 merry typography foil-pressed holiday cards   Winter Brights Holiday Minibook™ Cards

 Peace Of Pine Holiday Booklette™ Card   Vintage Swirl Holiday Ornament Cards

Hello!Lucky.com

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

 CABLE CAR CHRISTMAS from SAN FRANCISCO Holiday Cards   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TEXAS  Holiday Cards   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SEATTLE Holiday Cards HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM WASHINGTON D.C. Holiday Cards   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM CHICAGO Holiday Cards   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BOSTON Holiday Cards HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM LOS ANGELES Holiday Card   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM SAN FRANCISCO Holiday Cards   HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM NEW YORK Holiday Card NEW YORK CHRISTMAS Holiday Card   LONDON BUS Holiday Card

Paper Culture 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.

 holiday warmth christmas cards   Stockings Stockings Everywhere Holiday Cards

Menorah Happy Hanukkah Card   Year in Review Holiday Cards

Paper Source Holiday Cards

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.

 Believe Holiday Photo Card              Love & Joy Holiday Photo Card

Hanukkah Typography Holiday Photo Card   Happy Hanukkah Poster Photo Card   Hanukkah Chalkboard Photo Card

PaperStyle Holiday Cards

What makes PaperStyle holiday cards stand out from the rest is there quirky Christmas brand cards including A Christmas StoryElf The MovieFestivusFrosty The SnowmanNational Lampoons Christmas VacationThe Polar Express

 Christmas Cheer Buddy The Elf Christmas Cards  Platform Polar Express Holiday Photo Cards  Leg Lamp Holiday Photo Cards

 Another Festivus Miracle Holiday Photo Cards    Let It Snow Frosty The Snowman Holiday Photo Cards

Holiday Gift Card Printed on Treat Holiday Greeting Cards

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.

How2 Include Gift Cards Printed in Holiday Cards, Best Holiday Cards

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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