Where to Get the Best Christmas Cards of 2017

It’s holiday card time once again, so where can you find the most unique designs, the best prices, and the simplest ordering process? Your options seem to grow by the year as more and more printing companies offer their services online. The good news is that many of the best services are offering discounts of up to 40% on all personalized Christmas cards ordered in early December. You can also find some unique designs that will ensure your cards stands out this holiday season. Let’s take a look at your best options for customized Christmas cards in 2017.

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Pear Tree

When you want unique Christmas cards focused on a personal picture of your choice, you can’t go wrong with Pear Tree. They offer some unique formats including booklets that tie with a ribbon, cards that double as tree ornaments, and refrigerator magnets. They also offer an interactive element with their spinner cards.

If you want, you can keep it simple by ordering personalized holiday postcards. You can also take it to a new level with cards that stand on a paper frame or that unfold like brochures with plenty of room for customized text. If you prefer to include a personal story or a more elaborate greeting, Pear Tree is the perfect place to shop. Depending on the card that you select, you can upload a couple of photos or go with a collage that includes four or more of your favorite pictures.

Pros:

  • Pear Tree offers unique design options, including spinner and ornament cards.
  • You can select from more than five pages of design options.
  • Some cards offer more room for personal stories or long greetings.
  • Advanced printing options, like foil pressing, are offered on select cards.

Cons:

  • Some of the more unique designs are more expensive and may not fit every shopper’s budget.

Give Pear Tree your attention if you’re in the market for something new this year. Their options extend beyond the traditional square Christmas cards with a simple greeting.

Minted

Turn the picture of your choice into a personalized Christmas card printed on luxe paper with a glossy shine thanks to Minted. The expansive list of design options makes it almost too difficult to choose just one, but the array of search filters speeds up the process. You can use the typical price and style filters or isolate cards with a specific message. For instance, you can separate cards that relate to Christmas from more general holiday cards. Religious Christmas cards is another filtering option.

The perk to ordering Christmas cards from Minted are the customized envelopes that go with each card. They even offer to print the name and address of each recipient on the envelopes for free. This is an added charge for most other companies and could save you tons of time.

Pros:

  • You can personalize your card through a variety of design options (accent colors, shapes, sizes, paper, card format).
  • Some cards allow you to select advanced printing options, like foil pressing.
  • Save time by allowing Minted to address your customized envelopes for free.

Cons:

  • It takes time to select a card design and go through the customization options.
  • The final price may fluctuate with your personalized design choices, so you have to keep an eye on your budget.

Select Minted if you want complete control over the design process and are looking for personalized Christmas cards that you can’t buy at a local store. You simply have more choices with Minted.

Shutterfly/TinyPrints

TinyPrints and Shutterfly are hosted on the same website, so you can click between their tabs to see a wider variety of holiday card designs. The site features an overwhelming number of choices, but they too have an abundance of filters to help you search.

Some of the more unique options include glitter cards and ornament cards complete with strings to hang from the tree. You can also filter according to the greeting that you want to include – Feliz Navidad is an option! There is also an option to edit the greeting if none of the standard options suit you.

While you may spend some time choosing between the various holiday card designs, there aren’t many choices to make after that initial decision. Once you decide on a card, the ordering process is fast and simple.

Pros:

  • You can select from a long list of card designs.
  • Shutterfly is known for offering coupon codes for free shipping and price discounts. You can pay less than a dollar per card without ordering hundreds of cards.
  • Unique design options are offered, including ornament Christmas cards.
  • Customization is faster than on some competing sites.

Cons:

  • You may not have as many customization options as you do through other sites.
  • The cards come with plain white envelopes and they charge extra to address them for you.

Shutterfly is a good option if you want to personalize your Christmas cards while saving money. Coupon codes are readily advertised on the website and could earn you free shipping and a dramatic price reduction.

Kodak Moments

Christmas is the perfect time to send a Kodak moment. Kodak allows you to upload a personal photo to your chosen card, adding to the over 60 design options for 2017. What makes this site different is the simplicity of the ordering process. You can select from folded or flat designs, as well as silver or gold foiling on select cards. Other than that, you don’t have any design choices to make. Just select the design that you like, upload your photo, and place your order quickly.

Another perk to ordering from Kodak Moments is the easy pricing. They sell their cards in sets of 20, so you simply order as many sets as you need. You don’t have to worry about prices that fluctuate with the size of your order. They also include pre-addressed envelopes in the pricing, which is typically an upcharge on other sites.

Pros:

  • The pricing model is easy to understand.
  • Flat and folded designs are easy choices.
  • More than 60 design options available this year.
  • Foil pressing is available in gold or silver.

Cons:

  • The more unique design options available from some competitors aren’t offered here.
  • You don’t have as many customization options as you would with some competitors.

Go with Kodak Moments if you don’t want to spend time making a variety of design decisions. You can order quality cards with crisp images quickly and at an affordable price.

This list represents customized Christmas card options for everyone. Whether you want to order quickly, or you want to create a unique design that will stand out, there is a card service ready to get your cards ordered, printed, and delivered on time.

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