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Seasons Greetings: 10 Must-Have Handmade Holiday Cards & Stationery To Spread Holiday Cheer

Dec. 13, 2013
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When it comes to presents, the little details always count! Don’t forget your holiday cards this season, and find one-of-a-kind, handmade ones from our guide that you can use for holiday greetings. Add that extra-festive touch to your presents with handmade greeting and holiday cards and stationary items from fabulous indie artisans and crafters. Whether you plan to send a little holiday cheer to coworkers, friends and family members or make your holiday presents complete, these greeting cards are sure to help you out with all of your holiday purposes. Find discounts and savings on unique items from indie sellers in our indie coupon directory.

 Let It Snow Holiday Stationery Set

by The Chatty Press

Let it snow on your friends and family this holiday season with The Chatty Press’ “Let It Snow” stationery set! With a set of letter-pressed cards and matching envelopes along with a personalized address and snowflake stamps, this stationery set is all you need to send a little holiday cheer to your recipients. A black archival ink pad is also included in this stationery set. Not only does this stationery set give you a full kit that allows you to send holiday cards to friends and family, but the address stamp included in this set can be used for other mailing purposes. The snowflake stamp can also be used for scrapbooking crafts and more.

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 Christmas Greeting Photo Card And Recipe

by Miss Bella Expressions

When it comes to Christmas, traditional holiday recipes are used to make delicious feasts, but with Miss Bella Expressions’ Christmas greeting card, you get more than just a holiday food recipe! This set includes a personalized photo and recipe card. The recipe is for happy holidays, which include a home full of family and friends, five cups of giving, three quarts of sharing, one barrel of laughter and unlimited amounts of love. What better way to spread holiday cheer than that?! Send the photo of your choice to Miss Bella Expressions, and receive a digital file of the photo and recipe greeting card that you can print out. Due to the digital nature, you can print out as many cards as you want to fit your holiday greeting card needs.

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Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Carol Christmas Card

by Foreign Spell

Spread the holiday spirit this season with a Christmas carol song card from Foreign Spell! This card features the lyrics of a popular Christmas song, “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” on a Christmas tree with music notes sprinkled on it. Made from a hand-carved stamp and stamped on a recycled card, this Christmas tree design on the card makes for a one-of-a-kind item.

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 Harold The Hedgehog Cute Christmas Greeting Card

by Le Trango

Let Harold the Hedgehog send your holiday cheer for you with Le Trango’s Christmas greeting card! Cutesy and smile-inducing, this adorable card features a friendly hedgehog with reindeer antlers. “‘Tis The Season” is the greeting on this card, which is surrounded by red hearts. The inside of this card is blank and gives you the freedom to write any personal message to your recipient. You can find other fun animal characters that spread Christmas and holiday spirit in Le Trango’s shop.

Printable Photo Chalkboard Christmas Card

by Pretty Little Papers

Make your seasons greetings unique this year with Pretty Little Papers’ printable, double-sided photo chalkboard card! One side of the card is a personalized photo card with whimsical Christmas ornaments. The other side has “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Year” along with a personalized signature and Christmas designs, such as reindeer. You can personalize your signature with your family members’ names, which makes this card extra personal. The chalkboard-like appearance gives a unique twist to this holiday greeting card and makes the words and pictures leap off the card.

Santa Hates You Funny Foldout Card

by Finch+Hare

One major part of the holidays is the laughter, so send this funny greeting card from Finch+Hare to the jokester in your life. This foldout card has “Santa Hates You” on the front, but, when unfolded, it shows the message “Santa Has Some Favorites & One Is You.” You can find other humorous holiday cards in Finch+Hare’s main shop if you want to send multiple ones to the comedians in your life.

 Gingerbread Recipe Greeting Card Set

by Pattie Jansen Studio

Instead of sending Christmas treats that might spoil on the way to a recipient’s mailbox, send Pattie Jansen Studio’s gingerbread recipe greeting card instead! This listing includes a box of 10 gingerbread recipe greeting cards. Featured on the front is a country chic design of a gingerbread cookie recipe and, on the inside, is a simple message that says “Merry (delicious) Christmas!”. Perfect for the avid baker in your life, this card is a wonderful way to send delicious treats to your recipients.

 Reindeer Family Personalized Christmas Card Set

by Paper House Designs

Greet your friends and family with Paper House Designs’ personalized reindeer family Christmas card set! With this quirky reindeer family card, you can personalize how many reindeer you would like on the card, which can be up to five, and which reindeer designs you’d like to have on the card. You can further personalize this card by adding names to the bottom of the card as well. Eight cards and envelopes are included in this set, so you can send this friendly greeting card to many friends and families.

Personalized Circle Christmas Themed Address Labels

by Forever And Two

Seal your letters and packaged items with Forever And Two’s circle address labels! With a Christmas holly wreath surrounding the personalized initial, this Christmas-themed address label is the perfect way to keep your letters and packages sealed with Christmas cheer. This set comes in 40 to 300 return address sticker labels, so choose the best one for you for this holiday season. You can also use these stickers to label your gifts. Forever And Two also has many other different, Christmas-themed designs for return address labels, so be sure to check them out to find the right fit for you!

 Christmas Rubber Stamp Set

by Creatiate

Whether for your own handmade holiday cards or for making your own Christmas wrapping paper, Creatiate’s Christmas rubber stamp set gives you the freedom to decorate any paper goods! Three stamps are included in this set, and each features a popular holiday saying, such as “Joy to the world.” These stamps are created to be used with acrylic blocks to make stamping easier for you. Don’t have these blocks or don’t know where to find them? Creatiate also sells these blocks here for your convenience. You can find these stamps sold separately in different listings in Creatiate’s shop along with many other hand-carved stamps.

Sending greeting cards is a traditional way to send best wishes, holiday cheer, gratitude, goodwill, love, joy and much more. Whatever the reason may be, sending a greeting card to family members, friends, clients, etc., is always a great thing to do as it tells people that you are thinking of them. To add more meaning to your greeting cards this holiday season, add a gift with them as well, whether it’s a discount on your products for clients or a special present for a loved one. The tradition of sending Christmas cards will not fade, so, with any one of these cards or stationery items on our gift guide list, you can create your own Christmas tradition with simple yet significant greeting cards.

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.