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

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It’s early 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, below we’ve listed the best places to buy holiday cards this season.


1. Minted

Current Sale: Use code TEGHOLIDAY at checkout to receive 20% off your first holiday cards purchase with Minted!

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.

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Minimal Mod Holiday Card

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

6 colors available

Use code TEGHOLIDAY at checkout to receive 20% off your first holiday cards purchase with Minted!

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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

Use code TEGHOLIDAY at checkout to receive 20% off your first holiday cards purchase with Minted!


2. Shutterfly

Current Sale: Save up to 50% on almost everything, no code needed, ends 11/9.

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.

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Trio of Trees

We love the timeless look and color scheme of this card and know a photo of your family on it would make it look that much better.

3 colors available


Cursive Wishes Hanukkah Card

The gold accents just highlight the pretty blue featured on this card and it's absolutely everything and more you need!

2 colors available

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Falala Fir

This card is fun, festive, and bright. Perfect for spreading holiday cheer.

2 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 classic pop culture cards to nostalgic items (like 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.

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Etsy | Gulp Works

Christmas Card with Custom Family Portrait

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

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Etsy | Pop Cult Paper

Funny Christmas Card

Everything doesn't have to be so serious—send your loved ones your "warmest regards," David Rose-style with this one.

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Etsy | Pop Cult Paper

Funny Christmas Card

The queen of Christmas, Mariah Carey, has come out of hibernation once again. Celebrate the reason for the season with this very special 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: Use code HAPPYMAIL to save 20% through 11/8!

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: Take 30% off custom holiday cards and party invitations through 1/15/23, no code needed. 

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.

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Paper Source

Hanukkah Card Set

We can't get enough of the details on this card—exactly what you need to "Celebrate the Season"!

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: Use our links below to get 50% off all holiday cards! 

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!).

Paper Culture

Tree Types Holiday Card

Nothing screams the holidays more than Christmas trees!

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Paper Culture

Bountiful Holly Holiday Card

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

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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.

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Green Envelope

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Don't forget to show off your furry friend on this year's card, too!