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Seasons Greetings – A Look At Christmas Card Design

December 15th, 2014

The first Christmas cards were commissioned by Sir Henry Cole illustrated by John Callcott Horsley in London in 1843. Over the years, sending Christmas cards have been an essential part of the holiday season around the globe. 1.7 billion Christmas cards are sent every year in the UK alone and 45% of greeting cards sent are Christmas related. So today, we’re going to look at some cracking designs to get you in the Christmas spirit.


Everyone loves animals, right? IvoryMintCards put a modern twist on traditional with their stunning reindeer designs.


For dog lovers, Lisa Hunt Illustration Doodle Shop and Senor Picklesworth have some cute designs to put a smile on a pooch owners face.


For the cat lovers out there, here are some purrrfect card designs by Jayneymac:


And for those who like rabbits meet Geoff from MsSpanner:



Typography based christmas cards have gotten more and more popular over the recent years. Here’s some fun and quirky designs by Shmoofy Poof Prints.


For those who prefer pictures, here are some simple and effective designs by Mrs L Cards.


For any film or TV buffs, SiouxAlice and bestplayever have some amazing designs.



It is always nice to get someone a personalised gift as it is something special that can be treasured forever. Here are some lovely designs by Helen McCartney Designs.




Recently, businesses have been jumping on the bandwagon, sending their own branded christmas cards to their customers. Here are some examples from Apple and Volkswagen.


What are your favourite christmas card designs? Are you going to send out business christmas cards to your clients/customers this year? Let us know!

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