Christmas and holiday cards

Skip a trip to the post office with heartfelt digital holiday cards you can email or text instantly.

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Make our designs, yours

Brand your invitations in just a few clicks. Upload a logo, stamp, backdrop, or finished design, and find exactly the right colors using our color picker or hex codes.

Want something totally one-of-a-kind? Our Personal Design Services team can help.

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Season’s gratitude

From colleagues to customers, thank the people who make it happen with heartfelt holiday designs.

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All the trimmings

Add festive flair to your holiday card with complementary stamps and backdrops. Or, upload your own.

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Make it personal

Even Santa can’t do it alone. From color changes to painted portraits, our Design Services team is here to help.

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Made for the mantel

Find printed versions of our holiday greetings exclusively at Paper Source.

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When to send Christmas cards

The best time for sending Christmas cards is the first full week of December, especially if you’re sending paper Christmas cards through traditional mail. If you’re sending holiday cards online via email or text, your deadline is less stringent. With instant delivery, you can plan on sending a Christmas card anytime during the first two weeks of December.

What to write in Christmas cards

You’ve taken the perfect holiday photo, but now comes the hard part: deciding how to sign Christmas cards. Equally important as the design of your card, is the greeting you add. Personalized Christmas cards with a merry message are the easiest way to spread holiday cheer. Our best advice is to avoid generic messages, and not to stress over what to write in Christmas cards. The most authentic greetings come when you let them flow from the heart. Simply and honestly let the ones you love know how much they mean to you, or let business partners and colleagues know they’re valued and appreciated. It’s as simple as that.

Choosing the perfect design for your Christmas ecards

Share the warmth with online custom Christmas cards that match your wintry style. Whether your Christmas spirits are high-proof or more kid-friendly, you’ll find the best online holiday cards overflowing with just your kind of good cheer. It’s never been easier to make your ecards Christmas-themed with our curated designs. Trim the tree with popcorn garlands and tinsel and send your merry Christmas greeting with personalized Christmas cards inspired by festive winter scenery. Send out a bit of natural splendor with online Christmas cards featuring wreaths, boughs of holly, and sparkling snowflakes. Those wintry motifs are lovely on their own, but they also make a great accompaniment to the cast of classic characters: Santa, his reindeer fleet, gingerbread men, and all the elves. For those who’d prefer to send a traditional holiday tableau, our collection of religious Christmas cards feature lovely nativity scenes and intricate illustrations worthy of their own Advent calendar. Looking for free Christmas cards? We have a wide selection of designs that won’t cost you a thing—so you can save your paycheck for Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers.

Edit your photo and design with our Christmas card maker

If you’re looking to show off a new family member (human, canine, or other) or your holiday portraits from social media, our photo Christmas cards let you put a portrait front-and-center on your good wishes for the season. With our Christmas card maker, your holiday greeting has never looked better, or been easier to create and send. Plus, get the best family photo with these simple tricks. First, find a recent photo where the family is centered and the backdrop is clean–like sand, snow, or sky. Portraits look best when you’re not competing with the background. Then use the built-in editing apps on your smartphone to reduce red eye, lighten, brighten, and punch up the saturation of your photo. Then the fun starts of choosing a card! Match a patterned or colorful design with a black and white photo. Prefer a simple card? Let your photo be the star.

Explore business and professional holiday cards

Send best wishes and season’s greetings to colleagues, clients, supporters, customers, and more with Paperless Post’s wide array of professional holiday and Christmas cards. You can customize our beautiful designs with your company logo and colors, add photos from the year, and more. Creating a mailing list is easy with simple .csv uploads and saved email addresses and phone numbers from previous Paperless Post sends. Your recipients will appreciate your thoughtfulness, and can even message you back directly through Paperless Post.

Send custom Christmas cards with our Personal Design Services

We also understand that sometimes you need something beyond the standard tools to make your xmas cards picture perfect. That’s why our Personal Design Services team is here to make sure your Christmas party invitations and holiday greetings turn out just right. It’s the perfect time to send your holiday greeting card, and we can help! Once you’ve chosen your design, make it your own with customizable elements like festive stamps and backdrops. Looking to incorporate custom images? Our Personal Design Services team is more than happy to help resize images, color-correct photos from social media, or add your company’s logo to your card as the final finishing touch. We can even have your Christmas cards online personalized, or help you with your recipient list. Consider it our Christmas gift to you. Whether you have something specific in mind or don’t know where to start, we’re here for you. Don't hesitate to contact us for assistance with your card design, your address book uploads, a bounced email credit, or anything in between.

Send our printed Christmas cards exclusively through Paper Source

Planning on sending Christmas cards through the mail this year? Love the look and feel of classic stationery? We have a large selection of our online designs available as printed Christmas cards through our exclusive print partner, Paper Source. Paper Source offers digitally printed and foil-stamped holiday designs from Paperless Post, Rifle Paper Co., Kelly Wearstler, Mr. Boddington, kate spade new york, The Indigo Bunting, Felix Doolittle, Cheree Berry, and more. From Valentine's Day to Christmas, Paper Source is your go-to stationery destination for our printed designs.