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!
(We like making things easy for our readers. That's why on our Coupons page, Overnight Prints is offering 58% off on printing postcards. That's 58%! If that's not an excellent deal, I don't know what is.)
Brim Papery created this 8x10 gold foiled Christmas print that you can purchase via Etsy.
With this hand-drawn offset printed holiday card from from One Canoe Two, it is truly a very merry Christmas.
Watercolor illustrations brighten up holiday cards, like these ones from Shannon Kirsten.
Another work from Shannon Kirsten showcasing her outstanding ink work.
Elegant gold foiled calligraphy card set from Julie Song Ink from her Etsy store.
Rifle Paper Co. is a wonderful resource of all paper products, even custom-made holiday cards just like its Holly Wreath line.
Rifle Paper Co. also features its trademark holiday greeting cards, and we're loving this blush and gold themed card set.
Corporate holiday cards don't need to be generic and dull. Lana Frankel can create beautiful and whimsical ones like this.
Looking for rustic, woodland themed holiday cards? Katie Crawford has a great selection of cards you can choose from.
Hand lettered and drawn works are Quill and Fox's specialty, as shown in this customized holiday card they made.
Folksy and festive, these cards from Emily Hogarth are perfect for the holiday season.
Wednesday Press came up with this lovely holiday card from their letterpress holiday selection.
Gold foiled and flat printed holiday card from boutique letterpress studio Moglea.
Have a gouache-laced Christmas with this Wit & Whistle holiday card.
Perfect for couples: Meet Me Under The Mistle Toe holiday card from Fox & Wit.
Fancy stuff from Thimble Press, like this Christmas-hymn inspired gold foiled holiday card printed in offset.
Pa rum pum pum pum: Hand-drawn types for holiday cards from Mr. Boddington's Studio.
Illustrated "Pine Scent" holiday card from Everlovin' Press, coated with vellum finish and letterpressed to perfection.
Shanna Murray created the illustrated decals adhered onto these Terrain holiday cards.
Mint, white, and gold themed holiday cards from Have and Hold studio.
Deck the (freaking) halls this Christmas with this hand-drawn type holiday card from Sea and Lake.
This simple yet very sophisticated hand lettered holiday card from Ink Meets Paper comes with an equally beautiful kraft envelope as well.
More gold foil for you this season! Harvest Wreath hand lettered holiday card from Hello! Lucky.
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.
'Tis the season to be jolly and to indulge oneself in good wine. This card knows: Keep Drinking Card by W+K Goodness.
The happiest of the holidays deserves a greeting like this hand lettered white stock card by Lindsay Letters.
Your design-conscious friends would surely love the unique handdrawn type on this gold foiled holiday card by Lala Grace.
McManness Paper Goods' beautiful 10-piece set of calligraphy illustration holiday cards.
Your search for the most whimsical holiday card to give this Christmas is over, with this North Pole map postcard by Rifle Paper.
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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I bought a groupon type certificate for tiny prints so decided to order my Christmas cards there. I purchased a square card and ordered the longer size envelopes because the website said you pay normal postage versus extra postage for a square envelope. When I received the envelopes, the flap was on the side so I oriented my address label and stamps that way. Every single envelope (150) was returned to me because the USPS says I need double postage because of the way the envelope is oriented. I contacted tiny prints and they told me I should have known which way the envelope should have been oriented and they will not reimburse me for the stamps ... They will only send me new envelopes (what does that cost them ... A couple dollars?). So now, I either have to buy all new stamps (@ $75) to send the envelopes as they are or readdress 150 new envelopes, cut out all the stamps off the old envelopes and tape them on the new ones.... And the envelopes are not even arriving until 3 days before Christmas (guess they couldn't afford to ship them any faster) so I doubt I will be able to get them back out quickly enough to be delivered by Christmas. Tiny Prints should tell you you need to orient the envelopes in a certain way or put the flap on the long side where it normally is. I will never do business with this company again. Not only do they over charge for their products (cards were still very expensive even with discount certificate), they give terrible customer service.
MOO is the best! I started working from home crafting dog products and I need some professional business cards and accessories. My neighbor is a freelancer and he recommended Moo. Since I am just starting out I went for their most simple and less expensive option, but I will upgrade my business cards in the next couple of months.
Inkgarden offers the most flexibility with their design tools. You can actually save your design to complete it later, and their tools allow you to exactly position where the design is located on the product that you create. Adding text is easy, you can use multiple designs, choose if you want to use single or double sided, etc, etc.
Product quality was satisfying, and customer service was helpful. I will definately use them again.
Moo businesscards rock! Only downside is their price. Previously i ordered from a local printshop that was slightly cheaper but not even close to Moo's quality and luxurious feel
We had a wonderful experience with Overnight Prints. My husband and me wanted a new business card design, and after creating the perfect design with their online design tool we decided to give them a go and placed an order.
Unforunately we had made an error in the design that we noticed a couple of hours after ordering. We gave them a call and spoke to a friendly person who immediately corrected the error for us.
Our new business cards do make a good impression, and we are impressed by overnight prints good old fashioned customer service.