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Create the perfect Christmas Card

With the festive season right around the corner, make sure you’re sending the right message with our November product of the month- Christmas Cards

Some things can only be said with print, and that’s especially true when it comes to the festive season. Festive Greeting Cards are a great way to send a message, whether it’s personal or for business and there are a tonne of ways to get creative with your design. So, if you’re sending a card to friends, family, business partners or clients, read on to find out how to make yours leave an impression well into the new year! 

Design tips

Simple Christmas Cards

Cards that tend to stand out are ones that have a simple, impactful design. While intricate designs can be amazing, try not to go overboard with your ideas. Less is often more, so the best technique is to have a clear-cut idea of what you want your message to be, and then plan the design around this feeling. When working on a Christmas collection, decide what sort of message you want to send, as well as the potential audience of the card.

Paper choice

We offer a large variety of paper stocks so whatever festive message you’re sending, we’re sure we can enhance it with our paper. Gesso has a touchably soft texture and would suit detailed and intricate work, while Pearl Polar or Pearl Oyster is perfect for a luxury card that needs a bit a bit of A-list sparkle. There’s always Silk for when you want the image to do all the talking, as well as a Recycled Uncoated if you’re looking to do your bit for the environment.

Fun finishes

Christmas print

Finishes are where you can really make your cards step above the rest. To capture some of the festive sparkle of the season, why not add one of our dazzling shades of Foil? How about Laser Cutting out some fun shapes and patterns for a wintry surprise or capture the spirit of a snowy Christmas with White Ink? If you want some real impact, then there’s always hardened shine of Spot UV which will look extra special when it catches the light.

Creative card choices

While we all have our own ideas about what makes the perfect festive Greeting Card, there are almost countless ways to get creative with your design. If you’re stuck for ideas, why not take inspiration from some of our favourite customer creations?

Paper Jungle

Paper Jungle Christmas Cards
Image Credit: Paper Jungle

We always love a good pun, and these sweet cards from Paper Jungle show that Christmas Cards are infinitely improved with them. Coupled with a bright, simple design, these Cards will definitely add some festive laughter to the big day.

Katie Whitton Designs

katie whitton christmas cards
Image Credit: Katie Whitton

For something touchably interesting, why not choose a textured paper stock? Printed on Fresco Gesso, this colourful card by Katie Whitton feels just as good as it looks!

Amy Frank

Amy Frank
Image Credit: Amy Frank

Sometimes less really is more as this richly coloured design by Amy Frank proves! The simple colour palette and deep watercolour design definitely create one of the softest and most relaxed Cards we’ve seen.

Tillie.CM

Image Credit: Tillie Crawford Miller

If you don’t want to take inspiration from the world around you, how about from TV and film? We always get a real kick of nostalgia when watching classic Christmas films and these fantastic cards from Tillie Crawford Miller have certainly got us in the festive spirit!

Kelly Lou Illustrations

Image Credit: Kelly Lou Illustrations

You don’t even need to take inspiration from Christmas films if you don’t want to! These adorable Harry Potter-themed cards by Kelly Lou Illustrations show how you can take just about any of your or your friends and family’s favourite things and incorporate them into your Christmas Card designs.

Deborah Panesar

Deborah Panesar
Image Credit: Deborah Panesar

If there’s one word we could use to describe these designs by Deborah Panesar, it’s classic. Printed on Recycled Card, they capture a real sense of festive nostalgia and will make a sweet addition to any Christmas mantlepiece.

Amy Balderston

Image Credit: Amy Balderston

For something simple yet striking, why not forgo colour altogether and let your lineart speak for itself like with these fun designs by Amy Balderston?

Dippyfish Cards

Dippy Fish
Image Credit: Dippyfish Cards

Not a stranger to this blog, we love the sketchy creativity of this Jawsome card by the ever-talented Amelia.

Aimee Mac Illustration

Aimee MAc
Image Credit: Aimee Mac Illustration

For something decorative and simple, take inspiration from this beautifully designed card from the lovely Aimee Mac. Who said baubles were just for the tree?

Molidays

Molidays
Image Credit: Ann Kristin Sargeant

And if you just can’t decide… why not make a whole bunch of different designs!? We can’t get enough of the festive colour palettes on these classic holiday creations by Annki Sargeant.

Ready to get started?

SHOP CHRISTMAS CARDS

Are you ready for the festive season? From essentials like Christmas Cards and Wrapping Paper to seasonal promotional print and unique Bespoke items, our Christmas store is here to make sure you get your festive print your way.

About the author

Amel is the Parisian addition to our creative team bringing her French flair to design and photography. And, like any good Parisian, you can usually find her with a ridiculously strong coffee in her hand.

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