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The Best Modern Holiday Cards. It’s time to check out all of fabulous modern holiday cards for 2015. Whether you are looking for a photo card to show off your family, a simple Christmas graphic or a piece of artwork, I hope this selection will get you inspired and excited for a wonderful holiday with your family and friends. I will continually update this page as new Holiday Cards are released. Check back often!


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Non-Photo Modern Christmas & Holiday Cards

As I starting searching for holiday cards I found myself immediately drawn to all of these wonderful Christmas trees and colorful images. Not every wants to share pictures of themselves or their family. Some of us hardly find the time to get the holiday family photo taken. Non-photo holiday cards are also perfect for small business owners and mompreneurs to send out to clients and customers. Here are some wonderful non-photo Christmas and holiday cards that anyone would enjoy receiving in 2015.

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Iconic Xmas Modern Holiday Cards
Designed by chocomocacino for Minted

 

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White Christmas – Modern Holiday Cards
Designed by Cadence Page Design for Minted

 

 

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Warm Winter Scarves Modern Christmas Cards
Designed by Wondercloud Design for Minted

 

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Happy Holiday Partridge Tree Fun Modern Christmas Card
Designed by simplyput by Ashley Woodman for Tiny Prints

 

 

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12 Days of Christmas Holiday Card
Designed by Umbrella for Tiny Prints

 

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Santa Face Modern Christmas Cards
Paper Culture (personalize your card with one of the many free back layouts)

 

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Ribbon Noel Non-Photo Holiday Card
Designed by Jennifer Wick for Minted

 

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Red Lantern Modern Holiday Cards
Designed by Design Collective for Tiny Prints

 

 

 

 


Holiday Cards from Great Artists & Museums

One of my favorite places to shop for unique holiday cards and Christmas presents is any museum gift store. So many museum gift shops are accessible online too which makes it easy to find special items and support the arts too. Mark Rothko and Alexander Calder are two of my favorite artists whose work makes lovely cards. Some of the museum stores do not have their holiday and Christmas cards available right now but I will update the links when they are open for holiday business.

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Andy Warhol Ornaments Holiday Cards
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

 

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Wiener Werkstatte Chrsitmas Tree Holiday Cards
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

 

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Gustav Klimt Tree of Life Holiday Card
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store

 

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Alexander Calder Star Holiday Cards
This fabulous card was available at SFMOMA MuseumStore – it is currently not available there. I am trying to track it down because it is one of my favorites!

Modern Photo Christmas & Holiday Cards

This section is all modern photo Christmas cards for the holiday season. If you want to see more – come check out the page dedicated to the best  photo Christmas cards I could find online.

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Ribbon Noel – Christmas Photo Cards
Designed by Jennifer Wick for Minted

 

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Dotted Excitement – Photo Christmas Card
Designed by Elum for Tiny Prints

 

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Merriest Stripes – Photo Christmas Cards
Designed by Petite Alma for Tiny Prints

 

 

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Stylish Tidings – Christmas Photo Card
Designed by Smudge Ink for Tiny Prints

 

 

 

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Holly Jolly – Holiday Photo Cards
Designed by Katherine Leggitt for Paper Culture

 

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A Merry Spot – Photo Christmas Card 
Designed by Petite Alma for Tiny Prints

 

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Kraft Ribbon – Christmas Photo Cards
Designed by Alethea & Ruth for Minted

 

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Family Framed – Holiday Photo Cards
Designed by Jill Means for Minted

 

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Iron Gate Peppermint – Christmas Photo Cards
Designed by DwellStudio for Tiny Prints

 

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Chevron Mounted Photo Christmas Cards
Boatman Geller @ FineStationery.com

 

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Corner Stripes –  Photo Christmas Cards
Designed by Jill Smith Design for Tiny Prints

 


Modern Holiday Cards & Christmas Cards – The 2015 Resource Guide

There are so many wonderful resources for gorgeous holiday note cards, Christmas photo cards and holiday party invitations I thought I would put together a simple, alphabetical list of some great online options.  From custom letterpress note cards to modern boxed sets, I am sure you will find some festive holiday cards that you and your family will love.

Amazon – boxed Chrsitmas cards, and holiday party invitations

Binth – modern holiday cards (a few great ones for skiers!)

bluepoolroad – gift tags

Cards That Give – charity greeting cards

Egg Press – custom letterpress holiday cards

Elum – custom & boxed letterpress holiday cards

Etsy – wide selection of holiday cards, photo cards and holiday party invitations

Felt & Wire Shop – holiday cards

Finestationery.com

Greenwich Letterpress – boxed and single letterpress holiday cards

Hello!Lucky – personalized holiday cards, photo Christmas cards, digital holiday newsletters, New Years Cards and letterpress Christmas cards

iomoi – colorful invitations, holiday cards and gift tags

Kate’s Paperie – unique invitations, boxed holiday cards and gift tags

Minted. The Freshest Designs on Paper.

MoMA Store – pop-up holiday cards

Orphan Card Shop – adorable holiday cards illustrated by Russian children

Paper Culture – Get Free Shipping on your Paper Culture order $150 or more! Use code: SHIPFREE

Paper Source – Holiday Stationery

Paperless Post – Online modern holiday cards

Paperspring – Holiday Cards

Pear Tree Greetings – Find personalized stationery for all occasions at Pear Tree Greetings. Shop Now!

RedStamp.com

Sarah Drake – gift tags and custom letterpress thank you cards

Sidepony – handmade holiday cards with a sense of humor

The Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop – a wide selection of holiday cards

Tiny Prints – 2014 Holiday Cards – Tiny Prints Latest Coupons & Deals

William Arthur – personalized and boxed holiday photo and greeting cards

Yellow Owl Workshop – holiday cards



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Modern Christmas & Holiday Cards & Your Photo Christmas Cards – Tips & Little Things to Consider

Sending out holiday cards should be a fun and special thing for every family. It is a great way to celebrate Christmas, the New Year and the holiday season with all of your friends and family. Here are a few little things to think about as you get ready to select and order your holiday cards, invitations and photo Christmas cards.

1) When do you want to send out your holiday cards? I know some friends who have the envelopes addressed before Thanksgiving, and some people even get ready before Halloween. I on the other hand wait until the first week in January and send out Happy New Year cards. Everyone will be excited to hear from you and see the latest picture of your family so simply find a time that works best for you and your schedule to get your Christmas cards in the mail.

2) What sort of design do you want on your holiday card? Some people like modern Christmas cards with bold fonts and grahics, while others prefer more traditional holiday cards. I am sure you will find a design (or many designs) that will just speak to you. You will find some that will have more images, colors and bold type on the cards and other Christmas and holiday cards will be much simpler. There is certainly a perfect holiday card to fit everyone’s taste and budget.

3) Do you want to combine your holiday card with another note? If you are looking for ways to save a little money, think about combining your New Years or holiday cards with your thank you notes. That is what I did! Just be sure to select a card that gives you ample space to write a little note. You can thank your family members for the Christmas gifts and share family updates at the same time. I also combined our Christmas cards with our baby announcements another year which was a great way to save a little time and money.

4) Do you want to include a photograph and create a special holiday photo card? I am 100% all for including a photograph of your kids. Who doesn’t want to see how much your children have grown? There are some very very cute holiday cards without photos (especially ones with great art) so I can see why people select those too…

5) If you are going to use a photo to create a special holiday photo card here are a few more items to consider:

  • Do you want to simply use a photo of your children or do you want to include other family members or pets? Remember to book your photo session early and make sure you have outfits selected for everyone in the shoot. (Treat yourself to a blowout so you look extra cute too!)
  • Do you want the photograph to be black and white or in color? A lot of times the design of the card will dictate what sort of picture you will use. If you know you really want to send out a color photo in your photo holiday card, just remember that when you are looking at cards. Some people may photograph their family wearing a color theme that matches the card they have chosen, or vice versa, they will find a card that matches adorable outfits you have for your children.
  • If you want to use a photograph from a professional photographer for your family photo Christmas or holiday card, be sure to discuss this up front. You will need to be able to get a digital photograph from the photographer.

6) Do you have a preference about the format of the card? Who knew there were so many options when it came to selecting a modern photo Christmas card? You get to choose from flat Christmas card, folded holiday cards, and really fun circle cards (that look like Christmas ornaments). You can even pick between rounded corners or sharp ones. Some Christmas cards are even like little books, which is a fun solution to share lots of great family photos. There is no doubt you will find a style you love that will express your personality and allow you to showcase your photographs. And don’t forget if you select a square Christmas card for your family it will require more postage!

7) Have you ever thought about the type of card stock you want for your Christmas card or holiday party invitation? Do you like pearly paper or do you prefer a matte finish? Do you want really thick card stock or would you prefer to keep it thin and a little less expensive? And did you know you could select modern holiday cards that are made from recycled materials? So many choices to choose from….

8 ) Do you want room to write a note? Think about how much you personally want to write on your Christmas cards. Personally, I think it is nice to add a personal touch with a short hand-written note. If you plan on doing that, just make sure the card you select leaves you enough room to jot down a few words. Many holiday cards are two-sided now so it is something you don’t want to forget. And be sure to buy a new pen so the fresh ink will help you get your thoughts and best wishes on paper.

9) Do you want someone else to address and mail your modern holiday cards for you? A number of these companies, including Paper Culture, will actually address and mail your holiday cards for you for the price of the stamp alone. It is obviously a very convenient option if you don’t plan to include little personalized notes on every card.

10) What about the back of your holiday cards? We all get so focused on the design of the front of the card, it is easy to forget about the back. Many services, including Minted, have very cool options for the back of your holiday card. The possibilities for the back range from a cool graphic design, a photo, or even text. It is a great way to further personalize your holiday cards.

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A Great Selection of Photo Hanukkah Cards & Modern Hanukkah Cards

Shopping for Hanukkah cards this year? Sweet Peas & Stilettos has a great selection of modern cards to choose from – all just a click away.

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Holiday Party Invitations

Hosting a fabulous holiday party this year? Come see the best holiday party invitations for 2014.

I hope you found some wonderful modern holiday cards!!


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