Get Inspired by the Best Christmas Cards of 2016

With Festive Friday just a few days away, it’s time to take a look at the Best Christmas Cards of 2016. In our final Christmas Cards post of the year, I wanted to share a few of my favourite designs available this festive season. Unlike our previous Christmas card picks, these are from no particular category of greetings cards; printed, letterpress and pop up cards all happily sit side by side.

The common theme of this pick of best Christmas cards of 2016 is originality and quality. Each card is beautifully designed and made to the very highest standards. More than that, each Christmas card has that extra special, hard to explain “wow factor” that gives a warm cosy feeling; what could be better for the cold winter days of Christmas? So without further delay, let’s take a look at the best Christmas cards of 2016.


Ho Ho Ho! Santa Card

First in our pick of the best Christmas cards of 2016 is this Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa design. The card features a bright neon pink colour palette, which is sure to stand out from the crowd this festive season. The Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas Card is a high quality letterpress print on 100% recycled paper stock. Each card is blank inside ready for your festive message.

Ho Ho Ho! Christmas Card. $5.00 from Hello Lucky.


A Christmas Cracker

This delightful Christmas Cracker design features an intricate illustration by Hannah Dale. Printed on high quality, textured FSC board, the cards are decorated with gold foiled lettering to give a wonderfully luxurious feel. The pack features 8 cards, presented in a textured card wallet. Inside, the cards read: ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

Christmas Cracker Cards. £5.99 for a box of 8 cards from Wrendale Designs.


Reindeer in Specs Christmas Card

A great choice for colour lovers is this bright and bold ‘Reindeer in Specs’ Christmas card. A sweet contemporary design, with a dotty background and geometric styling. Wishing your favourite people a ‘Merry Christmas’, this cheeky fella is sure to deliver a smile throughout the holidays.

Super Spectacles Reindeer Christmas Card. £3.00 from Kali Stileman.


Artic Animals Snow Globe Card

This intricately made snow globe presents a scene of sweet animal characters gathering around a beautiful Christmas tree. Specially engineered so it can be mailed flat, it quickly pops out into a 3D card & decoration that will look amazing over the holiday. Each card features a medallion on the front of the globe with the greeting, ‘Merry Christmas’.

Artic Animals Snow Globe Card. $6.99 from Up With Paper.


Hurdyburdy Christmas Gold Rings 

Fresh for 2016, this ‘Five Gold Rings’ card is taken from Pennychoo’s ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ collection. With a Scandinavian, folk-art look, warm, retro colours and woven textures, it’s a Christmas Card for the super stylish. Designed and printed in the UK on thick FSC certified card stock, the design is paired with an ivory envelope. The message inside the card reads: ‘May Every Day of Christmas Be A Happy One’.

Hurdyburdy Christmas Card. £2.50 from Pennychoo.


Partridge & Pear Christmas Card

This elegant Partridge & Pear Christmas card is an easy way to add a touch of sophistication to the holidays. With its soft colour palette and gentle feel, it delivers a touch of calm to the crazy festive period. While the classic themes of Partridge and Pear, it pays tribute to a beloved Christmas carol.

Partridge in a Pear Tree Christmas Card. £2.70 from Miss Ella.


Dexter Dachshund Christmas Card

With every Rose Hill Designs not only does each Christmas Card come with a larger than life character, but that character also has a rich back story. So it goes with Dexter, the hipster Dachshund who hangs out in Hoxton blogging about the latest bars and eateries. We even know that he loves his cool Christmas Jumper. With its pop art influences, bright colour palette and snowflake backdrop, this card is a delightful pick for the festive season.

Dachshund Christmas Card. £3.00 from Rose Hill Designs.


Robin & Holly Christmas Card

Like her everyday cards, Eloise Hall’s Robin Christmas Card is elegant and minimal, but packed with meaning. Central to this design is the Robin, symbolising cheer, joviality and light-heartedness; everything you need for the best Christmas time. The enchanting and colourful design is printed on thick luxury card stock; sourced from British papermakers who use wood from responsibly managed UK forests. Inside the card reads: ‘With Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year’.

Robin & Holly Christmas Card. £2.50 (single card) or £7.50 (pack of 6) from Eloise Hall.


Penguins Christmas Card


Our next pick in the rundown of the best Christmas cards of 2016 is this sweet Penguin design. Designed with distinct personalities, these Penguins are super excited for the holidays. Dressed in cosy winter outfits and with festive flag flying, they’re ready to party. Based on an original painting by Laura, which is finished digitally, this is a cute Christmas card that will deliver a lot of joy across the holidays.

Cute Penguins Christmas Card. £2.50 from Laura May Design.


Sparkle This Christmas Card

If you’re looking for cards with sparkle, this holidays, this Astrology Stars Christmas Card might be the perfect pick. Decorated with a flurry of gold stars, the metallic foiling shines against the deep black backdrop. Each card is printed on a luxurious 300gsm card stock, which adds to the opulent feel of the metallic inks; giving a depth to the glamorous sparkle. Handmade to order, the card is finished with text that reads: “Leave a little sparkle this Christmas”. The cards come with a matching gold envelope or can be upgraded to a presentation box, hand-tied with gold ribbon.

Christmas Astrology Leave a Little Sparkle Card. £3.95 from Made With Love Designs.


Xmasium Christmas Greeting Card

Bringing a little science to the holidays our next pick in the best Christmas cards of 2016 is this chemistry Xmas card; Featuring the 100% “real” element of Xmasium. The surprising festive properties of Xmasium are beautifully showcased here, in a seasonal typography card. With a liberal sprinkling of Christmas humour, this card is bound to raise a smile or two this Yuletide.

Xmasium Chemistry Christmas Card. £2.45 from Geek and Profane.


Cute Penguin Christmas Card

The penguins seem to be particularly cute this Christmas and this next card is no exception. With its sleek, minimalist illustration, I love how adorable this little Penguin looks in his winter scarf. I also love the soft colour palette, which is a nice contrast to the regular rich colours you find on many Christmas cards. A great card for young and old card givers alike, I think this Penguin is going to be a huge hit over the festive season.

Illustrated Penguin Christmas Card. £2.40 from Paper Café.


Joy to the World

Designed by Anna Bond for the iconic stationery brand, Rifle Paper Co. This vibrant ‘Joy to the World’ card was designed and produced in the US for Northlight. Printed on FSC certified paper, the design features a full colour screen print. With a rich colour palette and lashings of gold, the design delivers a happy, warm glow that is perfect for the cold winter days.

Joy to the World Christmas Cards. £3.50 each or £10.00 for a boxed set of 8 cards from Northlight


Merry Christmas Bear

Based on an illustration by Min Hee Kim, this adorable Bear Christmas Card is part of Ohh Deer’s latest festive range. A sweet, simple design, this mighty bear is sure to make a good impression this Christmas. Popping out from a crisp white background and joined by a sprinkle of gold snowflakes he’s the most festive bear around. Printed in the UK on FSC approved card stock, the design is matched with a 100% recycled brown envelope.

Merry Christmas Bear Card. £2.50 from Ohh Deer.


Santa Claws Christmas Card

Our final choice in the best Christmas cards of 2016 is this cool Santa Claws design. The only Christmas card for cat lovers, the design features a vintage cat illustration. Wearing his super slick kitty sunglasses and looking rather fetching in a Kitty Santa hat and matching dicky bow & shirt combo; he’s the most festive feline around. The cards are printed on a 300gsm textured white card stock and matched with a Kraft envelope.

Santa Claws Card. £2.50 from Red Fox Design.


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