30 Beautifully Hand Lettered Holiday Cards

Posted by Olivia dela Rosa on December 08, 2014


We are just a few weeks away from the most anticipated time of the year, and I can't help but gush over the festive (and also stressful) weeks ahead. We know that you already have been preparing your gifts, and to celebrate the spirit of Christmas why not send out your love to your guests by giving them a holiday card? A simple yet straightfoward letterpress card might just do the trick in giving a modern twist to this beloved tradition. 

In preparing for the coming Christmas season, we have created a list of hand lettered holiday cards to remind you how beautiful this time is. This selection is carefully curated only from the best illustrators, calligraphers, and stationery design studios, and we have 30 holiday postcards and greeting cards tailored just for you. May your days be just as merry and bright as what we have in store for you on this post! 

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Holiday cards hand lettered Brim Papery Etsy

Brim Papery created this 8x10 gold foiled Christmas print that you can purchase via Etsy. 

Holiday card hand lettered One Canoe Two Etsy

With this hand-drawn offset printed holiday card from from One Canoe Two, it is truly a very merry Christmas.

Holiday card hand lettered Shannon Kirsten Etsy

Watercolor illustrations brighten up holiday cards, like these ones from Shannon Kirsten

Another work from Shannon Kirsten showcasing her outstanding ink work. 

Holiday card hand lettered Julie Song Ink Etsy

Elegant gold foiled calligraphy card set from Julie Song Ink from her Etsy store. 

Holiday card hand lettered Rifle Paper Co

Rifle Paper Co. is a wonderful resource of all paper products, even custom-made holiday cards just like its Holly Wreath line.

Holiday card hand lettered Joyeux Noel Rifle Paper

Rifle Paper Co. also features its trademark holiday greeting cards, and we're loving this blush and gold themed card set. 

Holiday card hand lettered Lana Frankel

Corporate holiday cards don't need to be generic and dull. Lana Frankel can create beautiful and whimsical ones like this.   

Holiday card hand lettered Katie Crawford

Looking for rustic, woodland themed holiday cards? Katie Crawford has a great selection of cards you can choose from. 

Holiday card hand lettered Quill and Fox

Hand lettered and drawn works are Quill and Fox's specialty, as shown in this customized holiday card they made. 


Holiday card hand lettered Emily Hogarth

Folksy and festive, these cards from Emily Hogarth are perfect for the holiday season. 

Holiday card hand lettered Wednesday Press

Wednesday Press came up with this lovely holiday card from their letterpress holiday selection. 

Holiday card hand lettered Moglea gold

Gold foiled and flat printed holiday card from boutique letterpress studio Moglea

Holiday card hand lettered Wit and Whistle

Have a gouache-laced Christmas with this Wit & Whistle holiday card. 

Holiday card hand lettered Fox and Wit

Perfect for couples: Meet Me Under The Mistle Toe holiday card from Fox & Wit.

Holiday card hand lettered Thimble Press

Fancy stuff from Thimble Press, like this Christmas-hymn inspired gold foiled holiday card printed in offset. 

Holiday card hand lettered Mr. Boddington

Pa rum pum pum pum: Hand-drawn types for holiday cards from Mr. Boddington's Studio

Holiday card hand lettered Pine Scent Everlovin' Press

Illustrated "Pine Scent" holiday card from Everlovin' Press, coated with vellum finish and letterpressed to perfection. 

Holiday card hand lettered Terrain Shanna Murray

Shanna Murray created the illustrated decals adhered onto these Terrain holiday cards

Holiday card hand lettered Have and Hold

Mint, white, and gold themed holiday cards from Have and Hold studio.


Holiday card hand lettered Sea and Lake

Deck the (freaking) halls this Christmas with this hand-drawn type holiday card from Sea and Lake.

Holiday card hand lettered Ink Meets Paper

This simple yet very sophisticated hand lettered holiday card from Ink Meets Paper comes with an equally beautiful kraft envelope as well. 

Holiday card hand lettered Hello Lucky

More gold foil for you this season! Harvest Wreath hand lettered holiday card from Hello! Lucky.

Holiday card hand lettered Leif

Greet your loved ones with glimmer and gold. Screenprinted season's greeting card from Leif, finished with metallic ink and contained inside a gold envelope. 

Holiday card hand lettered W+K Goodness

'Tis the season to be jolly and to indulge oneself in good wine. This card knows: Keep Drinking Card by W+K Goodness.

Holiday card hand lettered Lindsay Letters

The happiest of the holidays deserves a greeting like this hand lettered white stock card by Lindsay Letters.

Holiday card hand lettered Lala Grace

Your design-conscious friends would surely love the unique handdrawn type on this gold foiled holiday card by Lala Grace.

Holiday card hand lettered McManness

McManness Paper Goods' beautiful 10-piece set of calligraphy illustration holiday cards. 

Holiday card hand lettered Rifle Paper

Your search for the most whimsical holiday card to give this Christmas is over, with this North Pole map postcard by Rifle Paper.

Holiday card hand lettered Emily McDowell

Inject just a tad bit of humor into your holiday card by sharing this hand lettered work by Emily McDowell.


Now that my cravings for creativity are satisfied, I am looking foward to satiate my other craving: my appetite for Christmas dinner. Happy holidays everyone!

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