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16 Of The Best Places To Order Holiday Cards

"Yeti or not, here comes Christmas!"

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1. Minted offers hundreds of cards designed by independent artists to give your cards a unique, sophisticated feel.

Minted

Why it's great: You'll find a wide selection of some truly beautiful cards you can customize with your own photos and text. Filter by "holiday," "Christmas," "New Year's," and "religious Christmas" to find exactly what you're looking for. They are serious, beautiful, and also humorous designs, so you'll be sure to find the one that truly suits your personality. There are even some made with real foil to make your cards shine. Plus, they offer free custom envelopes and recipient addressing. Pricing varies, but the more you order, the cheaper the cards are.

Stuff we love: Lush Winter Foliage by Hooray Creative (left; starting at $78 for 25), Because Tacos by Erin L. Wilson (right; starting at $65 for 25), Doodle Snowflake ornament card by Shiny Penny Studio (starting at $54 for 15), and Christmas Trees by Roopali (starting at $65 for 25).

2. Shutterfly is your go-to for creating memories using your photos, and their holiday card selection is no different. You'll find a ton of options that are easy to customize.

Shutterfly

Why it's great: There's no need to fuss when it comes Shutterfly's holiday cards. They break everything down to make it easy for you to put together the perfect card. You can filter by number of pictures you want to us, eight sentiments you want to convey, and 22 themes, from Disney to pets. (Yes, you should totally send a holiday card of your pet — your friends will appreciate it.) They also offer flat, folded, trip fold, and gate options to really make your card as simple or complex as you want it to be.

Stuff we love: Pet Greeting Christmas Card (left; starting at $1.61 each), Letras Brillantes Tarjeta de Navidad (right; starting at $1.98 each), Lightbox Greetings Christmas Card (starting at $1.61 each), and Festive Frames Holiday Card (starting at $2.14 each).

3. Use Etsy to give your cards that homemade feel without, you know, actually having to spend hours making them yourself.

Etsy

Why it's great: You already love Etsy as a destination for crafts and homemade goods — and that extends to the selection of holiday cards available as well. Although you'll find plenty of single cards (many of which are hilarious), you can also find some custom ones (including illustrations of your family) and classic and funny sets to send out to your friends and family if you just don't feel like using a photograph this year.

Stuff we love: Floral Holiday Cards Set by AcetiDesignCo (left; starting at $22.50 for 10 cards), Holiday Card Set with Mittens by sloeginfizz (right, $22.50 for a set of 10), Gold Glitter Christmas Card Holiday Cards by digibuddhaPaperie (starting at $48 for 15 cards), and Plaid Holiday Cards by threelttlwords ($20).

4. Moo specializes in custom business printing and design, but they also have a sweet collection of cards for your personal or business use.

Moo

Why it's great: If you're looking for something that is simple yet chic, Moo is the place to go. All of their holiday cards can be edited to give it your personalized touch, including your business logo, if you're sending cards from your company or organization. You can also start with a blank template and see what inspiration strikes to create a card that's truly you.

Stuff we love: First Frost (left; starting at $39.99 for 25 cards), Be Festively Bold (right; starting at $39.99 for 25 cards), Chunky Lighty (starting at $39.99 for 25 cards), and Branching Out (starting at $39.99 for 25 cards).

5. Paper Source designs are always super charming — and their selection of card sets and photo cards will make you the holiday favorite.

Paper Source

Why it's great: I can't even walk into Paper Source without wanting to spend all my money, and the same goes for their holiday cards. Their selection of is top notch, and many of them are truly pun-tastic. (Who doesn't love a funny holiday card!?! It's a stressful time of the year.) Plus, you can create your own with a design from a brand you already love from the store.

Stuff we love: Holiday Sloths Card Set (left; $13.95 for a set of 10), Poppy New Year (right; starting at $2.35 per card), Fa La Llama Holiday Card Set ($13.95 for a set of 10), and Leave Your Stamp (starting at $2.14 per card).

6. Paper Culture has an amazing variety of well-designed cards that will make you feel good because they're environmentally friendly and made from wood alternatives!

Paper Culture

Why it's great: This company's mission is to not only provide you with adorable holiday cards, but also to give back to the environment. Each card is made using post-consumer waste and wood alternatives. Plus, for every purchase made, they plant one tree. And the more you buy, the cheaper they are. You'll find both photo and illustrated cards for every design type. The site also offers free designer assistance to help you make the card look exactly how you want it, without having to spend hours getting it "just right."

Stuff we love: Artistic Details (left; starting at $2.74 per card), Modern Santa (right; starting at $2.74 per card), Fa-la-la-la-Foil (starting at $3.29 per card), and Snow Globe (starting at $2.74 per card).

7. World Market has a fantastic selection of card sets for when you're pretty broke but still want to show your friends and family you're thinking of them.

World Market

Why it's great: Honestly, if you don't want to spend too much on cards, just head to World Market. You'll find a selection of card box sets at pretty decent prices and can choose from global-influence cards to ones you'll get a kick out of. Plus, select holiday items ship for free.

Stuff we love: Unicorn On Bike (right; $13.99 for a set of 15), Santa Hat Cat (right; $13.99 for a set of 15), Small Global Kids ($9.99 for a set of 15), and Retro Holiday DIY Card Kit ($11.99).

8. Mixbook is a design-friendly site that makes it easy for you to find a card you'll be completely happy with.

Mixbook

Why it's great: They have designs starting at 69 cents and hundreds of styles to choose from. The gallery is filled with truly adorable designs for general holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and more, so you'll be able to find something that fits your style. You can then customize the paper finish the the shape of the card along with the photo and text. Once you've personalized your card, it will ship in one to two business days. Plus, if you're not completely happy with your order, you can return it at anytime.

Stuff we love: Christmas Yeti by Shannon McNab (left; as low as $0.89 per card), Mint Year in Review (right; as low as $0.89 per card), Happy Hanukkah By Hello!Lucky (as low as $0.89 per card), and Hope Faith Love (as low as $0.89 per card).

9. Zazzle is a marketplace where you can find vintage-style cards or create your own. (Even Thanksgiving-themed ones if you're really on top of things!)

Zazzle

Why it's great: Zazzle offers a solid selection of cards for a number of different holidays, from Christmas to Thanksgiving (and even Halloween). So if holiday cards aren't your thing or you just want to get a jump start, you'll have lots of options. Find a mix of customizable photo cards and vintage-inspired designs, including some with a sense of humor.

Stuff we love: Christmas: The Holiday With Balls (right; starting at $3.15 per card), Autumn Bounty | Thanksgiving Photo Folded Holiday Card (right; starting at $3.15 per card), Elegant Wish (starting at $1.51 per card), and Warm Wishes Brush Lettered (starting at $1.66 per card).

10. If you love Amazon, you'll love their holiday card selection (and price). Plus, Prime members get free shipping!

Amazon

Why it's great: After you log into your Amazon account, you can access your photos to make creating both sides of the card so simple. Their selection of cards include Christmas, holiday, pet holiday, Hanukkah, religious, and more. The cards are made of 10% post-consumer material and are produced in the US. Prime members always get free shipping, but everyone else gets free shipping over $15!

Stuff we love: Meowy Christmas (left; $0.75 per card); Favorite Time (right; $0.75 per card), All You Need Is Love ($0.75 per card), and Festive Blue Stripes ($0.75 per card).

11. Snapfish works to make designing and getting your cards as simple as possible so you can focus on other things this holiday season (like buying gifts).

Snapfish

Why it's great: They have a TON (i.e., more than 1,000) of holiday card options and also offer more specific cards, such as newlywed Christmas cards and holiday party invitations. You can add photos from any of your social media profiles, because of course you posted the one pic where everyone is looking at the camera on Instagram. Plus, if you don't have time to wait for shipping, there's even an option to pick them up at a Walgreens or Walmart near you. Now that's a win-win for a busy holiday schedule.

Stuff we love: Magic Holidays (left; starting at $1.85 per card), Holiday Pawlidays Prints (right; starting at $1.85 per card), Shining Christmas Snowfall (starting at $3.25 per card), and Shiny Cocktails (starting at $3.25 per card).

12. The Gallery Collection offers a huge selection of non-photo cards that are perfect for your business to send out to all your clients.

The Gallery Collection

Why it's great: If you're looking for cards to send out to clients, The Gallery Collection specializes in this. You can customize the inside of the card with your message and also add your company's name to some of them. If you can't decide which card is right for you, you can request up to six free samples to see them in person.

Stuff we love: Quaint Brownstones (right; starting at $2.79 per card), Wrapped Up Holidays (left; starting at $2.79 per card), Chalk Tree (starting at $2.90 per card), and Penguin Wishes (starting at $2.90 per card).

13. Walgreens is your go-to if sending cards is usually the last thing on your mind. Many of their cards can be picked up the same day in-store!

Walgreens

Why it's great: Walgreens is for more than just your prescriptions. They have almost 2,000 holiday cards to choose from in 12 different style categories, from "fun and festive" to "holiday creative." You'll see classic styles you've come to love over the years and others that are more unique, if you're feeling like switching it up a bit. You can customize and choose the paper options, and when you do, many are available for same-day pickup at one of the store's 6,500+ locations — perfect for procrastinators.

Stuff we love: Holiday Paw Prints Howliday (left; starting at $0.99 per card), Oy to the World (right; starting at $0.99 per card), 2018 Holiday Snapshots Wreath by Tmbalina (starting at $0.99 per card), and Blessy & Messy (starting at $0.99 per card).

14. Target sells basically everything you need in life — including both photo and box sets you can purchase along with everything else on your list.

Target

Why it's great: You know Target, you love Target. And you can shop their holiday cards two ways: by creating you own at targetphoto.com or selecting a box set from the regular site. Many of the photo cards can be picked up in store (though I cannot guarantee you won't also send $100 on things you may or may not need).

Stuff we love: Canopy Street Cards and Cards Pack (left; $16.99 for a pack of 25), All Together Personalized (right; as low as $1.50 per card), Merry Christmas Ornaments Holiday Boxed Cards ($19.59 for a pack of 16), and Joy Christmas Card (as low as $1.50 per card).

15. Tiny Prints has a tool to help make your holiday cards truly outshine the rest.

Tiny Prints

Why it's great: They have so many tools to make customizing your holiday card simple. Not only can you create an address book to make sure you don't forget anyone on your list, but you also get free recipient and return address printing when you purchase a set of cards. A ton of beautiful options are available — including many with foil and glitter — and they also have more than 30 designers you can choose from, plus and both flat and folded cards.

Stuff we love: Radiating Love (left; starting at $2.59 per card), Merry Frames (right; starting at $2.74 per card), Marvelous Holly (starting at $1.84 per card), and Fun Celebration (starting at $1.84 per card).

16. Walmart has a huge selection of festive designs, and their low prices cannot be beat.

Walmart

Why it's great: With over 1,000 designs to choose from, you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for. Plus, you can choose the paper type, shape, and style — and many of the cards are available for same-day pickup (or even in one hour). Oh yeah, and the prices are amazing!

Stuff we love: Retro Square 2019 (left; starting at $0.64 per card), Joy Wreath (right; starting at $0.64 per card), Playful Icons & Memories 2018 (starting at $0.40 per card), and Christmas Greenery (starting at $0.64 per card).

Honestly, I love receiving holiday cards during this time of year!

Warner Bros

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