Holiday card season is here! Once you have your family pictures taken, you get to embark on a whole new journey – deciding what holiday cards to order and print! Luckily, there are tons of options to fit any style, personality, and budget. Here are some 8 great options for places to order your Christmas Cards, Holiday Cards, or New Years Cards!
Minted is my new favorite for exceptional holiday cards! Everything at Minted is unique because it’s created by independent designers. Have you ever been frustrated that you just can’t find the type of design you like in a store, or you just want something more unique? Minted is all about getting good design into your hands by skipping the big box, retail middleman. It’s absolute eye candy to browse the creative options at Minted… so many pretty things!
Minted offers flat cards with beautiful designs, foil-stamped cards, letterpress cards, and even completely custom cards where you can make a foil or letterpress version of one of your children’s drawings! There also has a good assortment of non-photo cards, if you didn’t manage to get a good family shot this year.
Two more SUPER awesome features of Minted (because I just can’t stop singing praises!)
- They will print your recipient’s names and addresses on your envelopes, in super cute designs! Check out the Minted Envelope option.
- You can upload your family picture to preview it in all the designs at once. Seriously! Look for the Find It Fast option.
Shutterfly is one of the most well known options for printing photo books and gifts- and they do holiday cards with the same amount of customization! Shutterfly has tons of templates and designs for your cards, plus all the extra features like colored envelopes, gold foil stamping, and custom card shapes. I love that I can always find something that fits the style I want.
They also run tons of different promotions, so I always feel like I’m getting a deal. Plus, it gives me the chance to try unique products at a discount, which I appreciate (personalized wrapping paper? glass ornaments? personalized address labels? Yay!) If you want a tried-and-true option with great customer service, Shutterfly is your place!
Tiny Prints is the more refined older sister of Shutterfly, offering premium designs and stationary for all of life’s events. The Tiny Prints layouts are beautiful and unique, with a level of quality that is a step above most holiday cards! They also offer some flair you can’t find elsewhere – like sparkly accents, glitter cards, and letterpress designs. I adore the designs from Tiny Prints!
Zazzle is a community marketplace where makers and buyer collaborate. You can buy almost anything at Zazzle: unique holiday cards are barely scratching the surface of what they have to offer! (clothes, home decor, bags, hats, art, and endless more options)
It’s easy to customize and make tweaks to the designs at Zazzle. One thing I really love is that many designs are for intended for a family of products – so if you find a design you adore, you can also get matching stickers, tags, stamps, gift wrap, etc. And considering how cute the designs are, I’m sure you’ll find a design that makes you want to buy ALL the things!
Mpix is one of the best places to get regular photos printed, and is fantastic quality for cards as well! All the card templates at Mpix come from well-known graphic designers – so there are tons of different styles available, based on the personal style of each designer! I’ve found some gorgeous, unique designs on these, and I’m sure you will too.
This is one of the lesser-used options for cards, simply because it’s harder to search for your exact specifications. But, it you want something really unique or specific, there’s TONS of talent in Etsy-land! almost every designer on Etsy will customize their cards/font/colors to your specifications. Some designers sell physical cards that they ship to you, so you just need to do your research about the quality of their paper. However, most sell a finished PDF (so you print it yourself through something like Shutterfly where you can upload a custom design). Either way, you have options!
If you’re looking for modern, authentic style, you need to check out Artifact Uprising! This company offers streamlined designs that will make you minimalist-loving moms swoon. Love VSCO Cam on your phone? Same company! So picture a bunch of cards and products that fit with those gorgeous filters… that’s Artifact Uprising. It totally fills a need for beautiful, modern designs (not bursting with cartoons!).
Costco – Two Options!
Costco is a great place to get cards! They actually have TWO options for holiday cards, with fairly different purposes:
First, you can order premium stationary cards, that are actually printed in partnership with Tiny Prints. These are your familiar double-sided cards printed on thick cardstock. This is a good product for a great value: cards are sold in packs of 50 for $34.50, or just 69 cents each! You can pick up your cards in 5-7 business days at your local warehouse to take advantage of no shipping fees. Find those designs here.
Second, you can order photo greeting cards, which is one of the cheapest and quickest options for holiday cards. Recognize that these are actually 6×7.5″ photos, so they are one-sided glossy photo paper, not cardstock. They are$ 14.99 for the first set of 50, and then $5.49 for each additional set of 25, so just 21-29 cents each!
Obviously, this is a slightly different product and quality from cardstock cards, but they absolutely work for holiday cards. There are templates for Christmas or just Seasons Greetings, and they are usually ready next day in the warehouse. We did this one year when I decided spur of the moment that I wanted to do holiday cards, and it was a great, budget-friendly option.
Where do you want to print your holiday cards this year?
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