Spread a Little Joy With Creative Christmas Cards

Creative Christmas Cards are greetings cards with the wow factor. Unlike traditional Christmas greetings cards, creative designs go above and beyond, aiming to thrill and delight all. Today’s pick of creative Christmas cards are the perfect way to surprise your friends and family.

From creating your own festive scratch card (complete with secret message) to a card you can wear (yes wear!), all of this year’s best creative designs have something a little extra special that will help them stand out from the crowd over the holidays.


Make Your Own Christmas Scratch Card

This personalised Christmas card allows you make your very own festive scratch card. An ideal way to send any message you like and keep it top secret! The Christmas Scratch Cards are available in 2 sweet designs; polar bear in hat & scarf (shown above) or a fox in a woolly jumper. Each card is beautifully illustrated by designer Joanne Hawker and matched with a Kraft brown envelope.

Make Your Own Scratch Card. £4.25 to £5.95 from Joanne Hawker.


Christmas Cracker Card

This bold ‘Christmas Cracker’ design is a great example of creativity; adding new surprises to a traditional card. Alongside the card, which is hand-finished with bows, the design contains a party hat, silly joke and fortune telling fish; all helping to get people in the mood for a fun festive season. New for 2016 the Christmas Cracker card was dreamt up by Daisy (age 6), the result of a funny conversation about her ridiculous made up jokes and love of all things Christmas!

Merry Christmas Cracker Greeting Card with Treats. £3.75 from Daisy Cat.


Dress the Reindeer Card

This creative ‘Deck the Doll’ Chrsitmas Card is perfect for young and old alike. While adults will get nostalgic flashbacks to a childhood getting creative with paper dolls, kids will enjoy the sheer novelty. Each card features dotted, ‘cut & fold’ lines to create a stand for the reindeer and glittery mix ‘n’ match outfits to dress him up!

Dress Up Reindeer Greeting Card. $3.75 from Caleb Gray. Buy online at Design Design.


Pop Up 3D Christmas Train Card

The red cover of this jolly Christmas pop-up card features an illustration that is guaranteed to elicit smiles. A laser-cut image of Santa en route from the North Pole to homes around the world in his train hints at the amazing surprise inside. Open the Christmas card and you reveal a magnificent 3D train packed with creative details. Adorned with holiday wreath and peppermint wheels, it’s a perfect pop-up surprise to wow your friends.

Santa Train Pop-Up Christmas Card. $13.00 from Love Pop Cards.


Snowman Christmas Card

Developed by Amrat, a Scientist by day and Artist by night, this Snowman Christmas Card combines Amrat’s two passions, science and art. Using a Physics-based drawing platform, Amrat creates beautifully sinuous images on a jet-black background. Unique and creative, these cards are perfect for delivering traditional festive themes in a thoroughly modern manner.

Snowman Christmas Greeting Card. £2.50 from Pixacard.


Pop Up Fireplace Christmas Card

Fresh for 2016  this unique Fireplace holiday card is designed with love and assembled by hand. Featuring a patented ‘PopLock’ system, the pop-up can be cut from the card and used as an ornament or keepsake; a creative twist on the 3D pop up card. Each design is amazingly intricate and includes the sentiment “The weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful”; completing the perfect holiday gift to give to your family and friends.

Fireplace Christmas Card. $9.95 from Paper Pop Cards.


Creative Christmas Cards with Pop Out Decoration

This new range of decorative greetings cards feature popular Christmas illustrations complete with lyrics from well-known Christmas songs. With its Christmas Tree theme, the beautiful card becomes a sparkly decoration in a matter of moments. Striking against the forest green backdrop, the gold foil tree decoration is printed on a luxurious 500gsm card stock and accompanied by bakers twine ready for hanging. Proudly made in England, each card has a blank reverse for your own message and is paired with a pale pink envelope.

Pop Out Tree Card. £4.95 from Katie Leamon.


Eat, Drink & Be Merry Card

This unique pop out Christmas card is dripping with mistletoe above a rich, evergreen background. Hand-lettered, foiled, and laser-cut, this creative Christmas card is the perfect pop-up cards for grown ups, with its stylish, subtle design. The front of the cards reads: “Tis the season”; leading the way to the “Eat, drink & be merry” sentiment inside.

Tis the Season Christmas Card. $7.99 from UWP Luxe.


Monsieur Santa Card

Send a warm holiday wish this year with this cheerful ‘Monsieur Santa’ card. Printed on a high quality card stock, the fun card hides a naughty Monsieur Santa on the inside of the card; delighting and surprising the recipient in a unique and creative way.

Monsieur Santa Christmas Card. £2.50 from Valérydesignwrks.


Santa Kit Facemat Card

Last in our run down of this year’s top 10 creative Christmas Cards is a unique ‘Christmas Facemat’ greeting card. Each of the cards comes with a double sided Facemat, that simply pops off the front of the card. The removable Facemat has a Santa beard on one side and a red nosed reindeer on the reverse; adding huge amounts of fun to the sending and receiving of Christmas cards.

DIY Santa Kit Facemat Christmas Card. £2.75 from Brainbox Candy.


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