10 Unique Christmas Card Ideas

    ‘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.

    Need some inspiration for taking this year’s Christmas card to the next level? We put together this list—and checked it twice!—of 10 creative Christmas card ideas featuring some of our favorite design motifs and trends that you can easily incorporate into your own Christmas card this year.

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PUT A WREATH ON IT

Send season’s greetings to your loved ones this year with a Christmas card design featuring this classic piece of holiday greenery.

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MATCHING PAJAMAS

'Tis the season for comfy and cozy holiday pajamas! Dress the kiddos in matching jammies for that extra-adorable look. Matching or coordinating pajamas for the adults is an added bonus.

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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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FOR THE MINIMALIST

If your personal style is clean and minimalist, then it makes sense to choose a Christmas card design that complements your pared-down aesthetic. These designs emphasize simple holiday greetings and language, modern typography, a light hand when it comes to color, and the creative use of negative space.

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SIMPLE SPRIGS

Why go overboard with holiday greenery motifs when just a few elegant sprigs will do?

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EVERYTHING IN CHECK

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 modern takes on the Christmas card 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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DO IT FOR THE ‘GRAM

This year’s Christmas card is guaranteed a ton of “likes” if you opt for one of these Insta-inspired designs (i.e. photos with filters on ‘em, millennial pink anything, loads of cacti and succulents).