‘Tis the season for Christmas cards! The holidays are that rare, special of the time of the year when people actually look forward to receiving snail mail. To make sure your Christmas card stands out (and gets prime placement on your friends’ mantel!), you’ll need to step up your holiday card game and get a little creative.
We put together this list—and checked it twice!—of 10 popular Christmas card trends we’re loving that you can easily incorporate into your own Christmas card this year.
Skip the traditional pine and berry motifs for something fresh and unexpected, like painterly brushstrokes and watercolor washes—these chic swaths of color will give your Christmas card a dreamy, ethereal quality.
If your personal style is clean and minimalist, then it makes sense to choose a Christmas card design that complements your pared-down aesthetic. Choose designs that use clean, modern typography, a light hand when it comes to color, and take advantage of negative space.
For a minty-fresh take on this year’s Christmas card, opt for bold red-and-white stripes that instantly bring to mind delicious visions of candy canes and peppermint bark.