10 Unique Christmas Card Trends

    ‘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.

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THE ELEGANT WREATH

It’s the classic piece of holiday greenery with an added touch of sophistication. Think ornate details, foil-pressed finishes, and refined nods to this holiday staple.

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PHOTO TREND: MATCHING PAJAMAS

'Tis the season for comfy and cozy holiday pajamas! Dress the kiddos in matching jammies for that extra-adorable look. (Extra points if you can find matching pjs for the adults, too.)

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PAINTERLY EFFECTS

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.

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HOLIDAY MINIMALISM

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.

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SIMPLE SPRIGS

Rather than the traditional, over-the-top holiday greenery motifs, we’re seeing more and more and going for pared back versions give subtle nods to the season—like adding in little elegant sprigs.

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CHECKS, PLEASE

We’re totally loving these fresh and modern takes on classic tartans and plaids—they make a festive border or background so that your holiday photo truly stands out.

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TRENDING NOW: NEUTRALS

Clean, crisp shades of nude and beige are a breath of fresh air from all of the bold reds and greens we typically see this time of the year.


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MODERN ABSTRACT

This holiday season, we’re noticing more modernized Christmas cards featuring everything from abstract lettering, bold color choices, and graphic lines and shapes.

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PEPPERMINT STRIPES

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.

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INSTA-INSPIRED DESIGNS

One of our favorite trends: we’re talking photos with filters on ‘em, millennial pink anything, loads of cacti and succulents, and even including your favorite hashtags to #keepitreal.