Sending cards to family and friends has always been a popular way to celebrate the holidays. But with many families still spending time apart from their loved ones, it’s never been a better idea to send a note and beautiful card to those you care about.
Plus, getting an early start on your holiday cards will help you avoid the last-minute rush to get them signed and mailed out. And if you’re someone who winds up skipping this tradition (by choice or not) in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, this is also a great way to ensure family and friends receive some much-deserved well-wishes.
If you’re looking to get an early start on your holiday cards, here are a few designs from which you can choose.1. Simple and Minimalist
You can’t go wrong with a simple, minimalist design. That’s because when the imagery and accents of the card are understated, your photo shines through as the main focal point. Whether you want to share a photo of you and your new spouse or show distant family members your children’s smiling faces that they might not get to see this holiday season, this style is a great choice.2. Modern and Edgy
Similar to Christmas cards with a simple and minimalist design, a modern and edgy style lets your photo shine through. This style is more polished and refined. If the photo you plan to use has a modern feel to it — or you want to use a black and white image — then you’ve encapsulated the modern and edgy feel.3. Classic and Elegant
If you want to add more of a festive touch and a timeless feel to your holiday cards, opt for a classic and elegant design. While any type of card can be a keepsake, this design will ensure your cards look beautiful displayed in your home or a photo album year after year.4. Vintage
For a fun touch, choose a vintage style for your Christmas cards this year. With whimsical borders and luxurious lettering, these beautiful holiday photo cards can be both lighthearted and beautiful.5. Bold and Typographical
Part modern, part minimalist, this next style is a great way to make your card and the message you’d like it to convey stand out. With a bold and typographical design, you’ll choose a word, such as “Merry” or “Joy,” as the focal point. With a bright, colorful font, these words are as much a part of the design as they are a message. You might even decide to have these fonts cross your photo or work alongside it.6. Botanical
Botanical designs are a popular choice for wedding invitations, but they’re also making an appearance in holiday card designs. With a botanical design, you can choose a stylized image of a wreath, mistletoe, holly, or flowers to accent your photo card. Indeed, this is a simple way to add color, texture, and a festive touch to your cards.7. Funny
If you have young children or you and your family or spouse don’t take life too seriously, a funny design can be a great card choice. While your photo is certain to bring a smile to the faces of your family and friends, a funny message is great for bringing a laugh, too.8. Year-in-Review
If you’ve spent months apart from family and friends, sending a year-in-review card is a great way to catch them up to speed on anything going on in your life. You can do this in words, pictures, or a combination of both.9. Pet
Whether you consider your pet as your child or another member of your family, including them in your photo card — or making them its focus — is always a great choice.Choosing the Best Christmas Card Design and Style
Whether you have a minimalist design in mind or something bright and bold, you can’t go wrong with any of these Christmas card designs and styles. Choose one or more that best reflects you and your family’s style, or mix it up this year with something unique and different.