The 24 Cutest Holiday Cards to Send to Loved Ones Near and Far

Updated: Nov. 29, 2023

Send out the cutest Christmas cards (or Hanukkah cards!) to your loved ones this year. The unique designs and your heartfelt message will make these notes something to treasure.

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Cup of Cheer Cards

Looking for the cutest holiday cards? These customizable cup of cheer cards from Minted are at the top of our list. Add a photo or a special message to the reverse side and send them out to your sweet friends and family. If you want to go the extra mile, tuck a recipe for homemade hot chocolate bombs inside the envelope along with your note.

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Holiday Baking Cards

For many of us, baking is the best part of the holiday season. Share your love for Christmas goodies via snail mail with these baking cards from illustrator Sabina Fenn. Opening a handwritten card can be just as sweet as biting into your favorite spritz cookie.

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Winter Wonderland Cards

Something about the holidays always has us feeling nostalgic, and opening one of these cute holiday cards will definitely have you feeling those vintage vibes.

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There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays Card

It’s absolutely true: There’s no place like home for the holidays. Send a bit of home to your loved ones with these holiday cards by Julia Green Illustration paired with a few homemade goodies. Here’s how to pack those cookies so they ship in one piece.

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Go Tell It on the Mountain Cards

We love how the designers at Minted turned a favorite carol into a gorgeous card that your nearest and dearest will love to perch on their coffee table. The muted color scheme is sophisticated and seasonal.

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Cheers Holiday Card

Toast to the holiday season with a warm cider, mulled wine, eggnog, cup of cocoa and these adorable cards from Etsy seller Vim Ann Vigor.

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Merry Everything Cards

No matter what your friends and family celebrate, wish them well with these Merry Everything cards from Etsy shop Ink Wood.

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Forest-Inspired Holiday Cards

Looking for a totally unique holiday card to send to your relatives and friends this year? This hand-printed card by Quarry House Press is exactly what you’re looking for. With cozy creatures nestled in a fir tree, it’s one that will stand out from the crowd of other cards.

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Watercolor Holiday Cards

Are you the type to set up a Christmas village or putz houses on your mantle every year? Give a nod to your collection and cozy vibes with these holiday home cards by Etsy artist Michele Maule.

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Peace, Love and Light Hanukkah Cards

Share the light this season with these arched Hanukkah cards from Minted. Your loved ones will enjoy having this illustrated menorah on display as they prepare their Hanukkah favorites.

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Kitty Christmas Cards

Cat-lovers, we found the cutest Christmas cards for you. After you send these out, all that’s left is to keep your kitty out of the Christmas tree. And be sure to follow other pet safety tips for the holidays.

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Scandinavian-Inspired Christmas Cards

Got some Scandinavian heritage? Give a nod to your background with these rustic and minimal Scandi holiday cards from Nuts Bolts Paper. After you’re done sending these out, treat yourself to some Swedish Spice Cutouts.

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Peace and Harmony Pet Cards

Animal-lovers understand what a blessing it is when all your furry friends are living in harmony. Send these cute Christmas cards from Party of One Paper to all your pals to wish them a peaceful holiday season.

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Santa Cards

These Santa cards are perfect for everyone on your nice list. The back can be customized with a family photo. Get some inspo on holiday photo poses for your cutest cards ever.

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New Year’s Toast Cards

Send New Year’s wishes to your kith and kin with these embossed cards from Etsy seller Idlewild Co. Be sure to celebrate the season with a bottle of bubbly and in a gorgeous champagne flute.

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Cute Cabin Holiday Cards

This A-frame card reminded us of our Test Kitchen’s gingerbread lodge—one of the cutest cookie chalets we’ve ever built. Share your love for things sweet with your loved ones this holiday (and check out more cards by Keegsie Designs on Etsy).

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Woodland Holiday Cards

The cutest Christmas cards, like these woodland holiday notes from Noteworthy Paper Press, are just too pretty to recycle after the holidays are over. Use your favorite cards to create these festive Christmas card crafts.

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Cozy Holiday Cards

The holidays have us wanting to curl up by the fire with something warm to drink and a few Christmas movies. Send a bit of this comforting cheer to those you love with these sweet cozy Christmas cards by maker Clara Cecilia Design.

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Snow What Fun Cards

If you’re the type of person that dreams of a white Christmas, these snowy cards from Rifle Paper Co. are perfect for your holiday sends.

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Joyful Holiday Cards

Outdoorsy folks, take notice of this tree-riffic holiday card from Minted. With simple ’70s styling and a bold message, it won’t be forgotten in the shuffle of cards coming in the mail. And because this card is printed on-demand, you can tweak the messaging and colors to suit your style.

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Reindeer Mug Cards

When your loved ones open this card, they’re sure to have a jolly holiday. From Etsy’s The Cozy Comfy Home, these reindeer mug notecards are just too darn cute. And they’ll definitely inspire recipients to heat up a cup of cocoa.

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Nativity Cards

Celebrate Christ’s birth with this modern nativity card. You can make this holiday card your own by customizing the color palette and designing your own message and photo to include on the reverse side.

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Sweet Holidays Cards

Wish your loved ones an extra sweet Hanukkah with these adorable holiday cards. These notes from Pier Six Press feature some of the celebration’s best treats like challah, sufganiyot and iced cookies.

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Midcentury Modern Christmas Cards

We found the cutest Christmas cards for MCM fanatics. With asymmetric rooflines and Palm Springs-esque architecture, these notecards from Paper Parasol Press will delight anyone that loves all things retro. Take a trip back in time and see what the holidays looked like in the ’50s, ’60s and beyond.

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