Every year during the holiday season billions of people around the world spread the love by sending Christmas cards, a simple, yet deeply cherished token of appreciation. It feels good to share this thoughtful gesture with others and makes us feel cared for when we receive them.
With so many options for Christmas card designs, it can be overwhelming to choose the right style, image, and sentiment to convey your message. That’s why we’ve picked some of the best Christmas card designs for winter 2018 that are sure to elicit delight and appreciation from everybody on your wish list.
1 Christmas Donkeys by PDSA
These animal-based cards hark back to vintage, handmade Christmas illustrations, and are perhaps most suited to the older people on your greeting cards list. This set of 10 cards comes in the two designs pictured above, with five copies of each. Not only will it give a warm fuzzy feeling to the recipient, but some of the proceeds from this card also go to The People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA). It is the UK’s leading vet charity that specializes in caring for sick, and injured animals (including donkeys!) Funds help PDSA’s extensive team of vets, nurses, and volunteers to keep on doing their important work, and provide some of that Christmas goodwill to our animal friends.
2 Special Editions Festive Foliage Christmas Cards by Harrods
This sharp and colorful design from Special Editions breathes fresh life into the classic Christmas convention, the wreath, with a modern update that’s sure to stand out amongst the many Christmas cards up on the mantelpiece.
Cut with precision using a laser and adorned with gold foil lettering, these exquisite cards come in packs of 5 and are ideal for those aesthetically minded people on your greetings card list that appreciate the finer things in life.
3 The One I Love Siberian Tiger, Otterly Wonderful, To You Both At Christmas Pheasants, To My Wife At Christmas Polar Bear by Paper Tiger
These charming hand-drawn illustrations by award-winning Edinburgh based artist and author Catherine Rayner are exclusive to Paper Tiger and will deliver a delightful dose of Xmas cheer to your beloved friends, family or significant other. (Plus, they’ll be especially welcomed by any animal lovers you know!)
Rayner’s signature is loose, energetic illustrations have been honed over countless hours and are inspired by her love of animals, a style which can be found in her well-loved children’s books and that is equally enjoyed by adults and children alike.
4 Santa and Friends Christmas Cards by John Lewis & Partners
These adorable cards are shaped like some of the festive period’s most recognizable and treasured characters; Santa Claus; one of Santa’s reindeers; and a donkey dressed in a jumper. Rendered with a minimalistic, childlike design, these fun cards come in a generous pack of 24, ideal for your children to hand out to their friends at school, and guaranteed to paint smiles on dozens of faces!
25% of the proceeds of these cards are split equally between various charities, including the Alzheimer’s Society, Marie Curie, and the RSPCA, so you can feel good knowing your money is going to some worthy causes.
5 Family Christmas Cards
No one likes having to choose between mass-produced impersonal cards, but who indeed has the time to create genuinely beautiful and unique Christmas cards for their nearest and dearest? Fortunately, Rosemood takes the hard work out of the equation with their high quality, personalized Christmas cards. Offering a heartwarming range of styles, from traditional to contemporary designs, these personalized cards are the perfect greeting card that will be appreciated for both their style and substance. You can insert your own text and photographs inside to create a one-of-a-kind bespoke greetings card with an easy to use online editor, and choose between five styles of paper and a range of vibrant envelope colors to suit the tastes of your loved ones.