The Best Places to Buy Your Family’s Holiday Cards This Year

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It’s the first week of November, and you know what that means—it’s time to order your holiday cards (or at least start the process!). But where are the best places to order your holiday cards, you ask? We did all the leg work for you. Whether you’re looking for photo greeting cards, custom holiday cards, or just an easy-to-use pack of ready-made cards, it’s very easy to order holiday cards online. Plus, so many online shops are offering early November deals.

From funny to whimsical, modern to classic, premium paper to eco-friendly e-greetings, plus, something for every holiday—these are the best places to buy holiday cards this season.


The Best Places to Buy Holiday Cards (Plus, Early Deals!)


1. Shutterfly

Current Sale: Save 50% on almost everything, no code needed, ends 11/8.

Shutterfly is a stand-by when it comes to photo holiday cards. They make it quite easy to create custom cards that showcase your family’s personality and they tend to bring back some of the most popular styles year after year. Plus, pre-printed addressing is available on most envelopes, to save you time this season. Look out for sales and you can score this year’s cards for up to 50% off if you time it right.


Just One Photo Holiday Card

Simple as that, one picture says everything.

2 colors available


Cursive Wishes Hanukkah Card

The gold accent just highlights the blue and it's absolutely everything and more you need!

2 colors available


Spread Happiness Holiday Card

Clean and modern for the couples who are looking to keep it simple this year.

2 colors available


2. Minted

Current Sale: Save 15% off holiday cards through 11/8 with code MERRY21

Minted is our go-to for fresh and fun cards for every occasion. They support artists around the world by working as a “marketplace for independent artists.” So when you shop Minted, you’re actually supporting small businesses throughout the globe. Not to mention their designs are some of the most modern and chic out there, with quality paper stocks, creative details like foil-pressed cards, or die-cut elements. Plus, they offer free-address printing, saving you that step! Minted is also known for its holiday sales, so shop early.


Minimal Mod Holiday Card

Be sure to send your holiday message in style with these chic and modern cards this season.

6 colors available


Happy Moments Holiday Card

These foil pressed cards are guaranteed to impress all your friends and family, especially with cute faces just like these.

6 colors available


3. Etsy

Our favorite marketplace to support small business owners, Etsy not only has photo card options but tons of bulk card options for those who just are not in the mood to sit for one more photo session this year. We’ve found everything from the latest pop culture crazes (Ted Lasso and Squid Game cards anyone?) to nostalgic items (quotes from your favorite holiday movies) and tons of non-denominational cards celebrating the end of the year. Of course, there are also tons of personalized options to choose from in photo cards and custom family illustrations. We love to shop Etsy, but it’s another one to shop early as items can go pretty fast.

Etsy | Dea And Bean

Christmas Card with Custom Family Portrait

This is personalization on the next level! Be sure to get your orders in early before commissions close.

Etsy | Golden HR Graphics

Funny Christmas Card

Everything doesn't have to be so serious—make someone laugh this holiday season with this one.

Etsy | The Card Aisle

Tiny Dancer Holiday Card

Add a little bit of spice and laughter this season and go ahead and get yourself or a friend this card.

Etsy | Ogham Tree

Christmas Movie Quote Cards

No better feeling that cuddling up by the fire and watching your favorite Christmas movies.


4. Artifact Uprising

Current Sale: Save 15% through 11/5 with code GIFTJOY

We love Artifact Uprising for its minimal, sleek designs that don’t skimp on emotion. As a company focused on capturing meaningful memories in the form of printed gifts, their cards help spotlight the beautiful photo you plan to share with family and friends.

Artifact Uprising

Multi-Image Vertical Holiday Card

The more the merrier with this card as you can share all the joy and beautiful memories from the past year.

Artifact Uprising

Peace Geometric Holiday Card

We love the unique design of this geometric holiday card.

Artifact Uprising

Well-Wishes Holiday Card

Be sure to send your well wishes to all your loved ones this year with some holiday cheer.


5. Paper Source

Current Sale: 40% off custom holiday cards with code HOLIDAY40

Paper Source is a company known for their invitations and creative gifts, so of course they have plenty of options for photo cards, holiday cards, Happy New Year cards, and more. Choose from traditional photo cards or holiday card sets. Plus, Paper Source can also be a go-to for holiday or New Year’s Eve party invites.

Paper Source

Hanukkah Card Bundle

If you can't pick one, why not get them all? This card bundle gives you four options to send to all your friends and family this year.

Paper Source

Santa's Slumber Holiday Card

An absolute perfect description of what we will all be doing this holiday season.

Paper Source

Five Windows Holiday Photo Card

What better way to share your milestones than five windows sharing your Top 5 pictures of the year?


6. Paper Culture

Current Sale: Save 50% of holiday cards until 11/8

Paper Culture allows you to gift back to the world with your holiday card order. How? All their cards are made with recycled paper and they plant a tree for every order! Paper Culture was even named a Top 10 Climate Leader by the EPA and is certified as a Green Business. But their benefits don’t stop there—they also offer free-address printing and can mail your cards for you (at an additional cost, but could be worth the time you save!). We also love that they have a shopping category for “COVID Christmas” and “COVID Holiday.”

Paper Culture

Tree Types Holiday Card

Nothing screams the holidays more than Christmas trees!

Paper Culture

Bountiful Holly Holiday Card

Spread the Christmas cheer with sharing all your favorite family photos this year.

Paper Culture

Big Future Holiday Card

Showcase 2021's best memories and photos with this simple-yet-pretty card design.

Paper Culture

Hanging Wreath Holiday Card

This card serves as both a holiday greeting and a new home announcement—a win-win!


7. Green Envelope

Want to be even more eco-friendly? Consider sending high-quality holiday e-greetings from Green Envelope.  From the classic and chic to the cheeky and fun, Green Envelope has plenty of photo cards or unique designs to choose from.

Green Envelope

Holiday Cards

Don't forget to show off your furry friend (or pandemic puppy) on this year's card, too!