So you’ve picked the perfect
holiday gift for that picky person and wrapped it just so. All that’s left is to write a note to go with it — and given how much work you probably put into everything else, there’s no reason to use whatever holiday card you pick up first at Duane Reade. Turns out there’s a pretty sizable collection of holiday cards on Amazon, including pop-up Christmas cards, spinning Hanukkah cards, and quite a few options with festive (and often punny) dogs and cats.
So whether you’re the type of person who sends out a bundle of thoughtful, unique Christmas cards to every distant relative on your family tree, or you just need a cute, cheap holiday card to accompany a co-worker’s Secret Santa gift, there’s a holiday card on Amazon for you. Below, 25 of the most tasteful and unique, but still affordable, holiday cards that you can buy.
Cute & Tasteful Holiday Cards
Michael Storrings Brooklyn Bridge Holiday Embellished Notecards
These illustrated holiday cards are embellished with glitter, making the Brooklyn Bridge literally sparkle.
Hallmark UNICEF Christmas Boxed Cards (Peace On Earth Dove Lettering)
A portion of proceeds from the sales of these holiday cards will go to UNICEF, if you’re looking to do some good while you spread some cheer.
Smiling Polar Bear Holiday Card Pack
Nothing like a card with a cheerful polar bear in a red scarf to wish you a happy holiday.
American Greetings Peace on Earth Christmas Boxed Cards
If you’re looking for a more nondenominational holiday card, wish your loved ones peace on Earth with blue glitter.
Cheap But Expensive-Looking Holiday Cards
Hallmark Studio Ink Christmas Boxed Cards (Faux Deer Head)
The ornaments hanging from the reindeer’s ears are made with red metallic foil, which adds some shine to an otherwise minimally designed, letterpress-style Christmas card.
Masha D’yans Hannukah Star Cards From the MoMA Collection
This set of Hanukkah cards from the MoMA store only costs about a dollar per card and features a star of David on the front that actually spins.
Great Papers! Holiday Greeting Card, Gold Palms
These embossed cards with gold-foil-lined envelopes look more expensive than they actually are — and are especially good for those planning on flying somewhere warm this December.
Personalized Christmas Cards — Custom New York City Holiday Card DM510
You can personalize these New York City–themed Christmas cards right on Amazon for less than the cost of a single ride on the subway.
Blank-Inside Holiday Cards
Happy Holidays Greeting Card / Gift Tag Collection
These cards from Sugartown Greetings have eight different minimal (but still very cute) designs and a blank interior in each, so you can write whatever holiday wishes you want.
Turtle’s Soup Christmas Card T-Rex Carols
Featuring a good holiday pun and some broken ornaments, because it’s hard for a dinosaur to hang holiday lights with those tiny arms.
50 Holiday Greeting Cards, Cute Fancy Blank Winter Christmas Postcard Set
If you’re just looking to send off a short message, or leave a thank-you note for your trash collector or postal worker, this massive pack of 50 holiday postcards will do the trick.
Retro & Vintage Holiday Cards
Hallmark Holiday Boxed Cards (Charlie Brown Christmas)
After you’re done sending this adorable
A Charlie Brown Christmas card to all your loved ones, get a matching Charlie Brown tree on Amazon, too.
M6060 Christmas Evening Post: 10 Assorted Christmas Note Cards
There are ten different holiday covers from the archives of the
Saturday Evening Post in this set.
Space Age Santa Christmas Cards, Package of 8
If you’ve ever thought that Santa should trade in his sleigh for a rocket for efficiency’s sake, this is the card for you.
Dog & Cat Christmas Cards
Dachshund Christmas Cards
Starting a petition to replace Rudolph with a dachshund wearing reindeer horns.
B6737CXSB Box Set of 12 Merry Pets Blank Christmas Note Card Featuring a Sweet and Sassy Dachshund
Because who doesn’t want a card that features a cute, illustrated puppy and a carol-based pun?
Masterpiece Studios Holiday Collection Boxed Cards, Meowy Christmas
But if you’d prefer a cat pun, here are two kittens wishing you a meow-y Christmas.
Pug Lights Holiday Card
This pug is hoping that joy and happiness light up your holiday season. (At least, that’s what the inside of the card says.)
M6554XSB Christmas Steampunk Cats: 10 Assorted Blank Christmas Note Cards
If you’ve ever wanted to see careful illustrations of ten different cats wearing full steampunk, Victorian-style regalia on the outside of your Christmas card, this set’s for you.
Pop-Up & Crafty Holiday Cards
Lovepop Christmas Tree Village Pop Up Card
This pop-up card is on the expensive side, but a whole Christmas village is revealed once you open it up.
Robert Sabuda Penguins Boxed Holiday Pop Up Cards
These penguins diving into the water is a good choice for an agnostic, but still quite unique, pop-up holiday card.
Robert Sabuda Perky Puppy Boxed Holiday Pop Up Cards
Having a puppy pop out of a present when you open this card is definitely a pleasant surprise.
Holiday Beer Lovers Gifts — 6 Pack Beer Carrier Greeting Cards (Set of 4) in Holiday Plaid Design
Impress the host of your next holiday party with this festive six-pack carrier slash holiday card.
Holiday Cards for the Rest of Us
24 Chalkboard Note Cards — Bubbly Happy New Year
In case you’d rather wait to send out your holiday cards until 2018.
1064 ‘St Festivus’ — Funny Merry Christmas Greeting Card
Unlike the Airing of Grievances and setting up a giant metal pole, sending Festivus cards isn’t strictly traditional, but this one is good enough to make an exception.
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