5 Best Sources for Beautiful Photo Holiday Cards

It’s time for your family’s photo op.

Once Thanksgiving hits, the holiday season is officially in full swing, which means it's time to deck the halls, shop for presents, and perhaps the most time-consuming task of them all: send holiday cards. This year, make the big annual mailing easier by ordering a set of custom photo cards from one of these sources. All you have to do is pick a pretty design, upload your favorite family photos, and these companies will take care of the rest (yes, even custom envelopes and return addresses). No more bribing the kids with candy to get them to stuff envelopes and stick on labels—these five sites will do all that for you. 



Photo by Minted

Minted is our go-to source for affordable art prints year-round, but during the holiday season, it’s their gorgeous photo cards that catch our attention. If you’re looking for a stylish and modern design, whether it’s an illustrated pine leaf pattern or brushed gold details, this site has it.

To buy: $1.67 each; minted.com.


Tiny Prints

Photo by Tiny Prints/Shutterfly

Two amazing services, Tiny Prints and Shutterfly, have joined forces to deliver some of the cutest custom cards our mailbox has ever seen. Add on some luxe details, like foil stamping or a custom envelope, to make your annual mailing stand out from the crowd. From now until November 16, the site is offering 30 percent off orders over $99 with the code UPTO30NOV.

To buy: From $1.29 each; shutterfly.com/tinyprints.


Amazon Prints

Photo by Amazon Prints

Amazon has it all, so it comes as no surprise that the one-stop online retailer also offers beautiful and reasonably-priced holiday card options. Printed on thick, matte cardstock, the cards come with envelopes with free printed return address labels, and if you have Prime, shipping is free. Starting on November 19 for a limited time, the service is offering 50 percent off on holiday cards, so now’s the time to corral your family around the tree and start snapping some holiday photos.  

To buy: From $0.75 each; amazon.com/prints.



Artifact Uprising

Photo by Artifact Uprising

When you just can’t decide which Instagram image of your precious bundle of joy to include on your holiday card, Artifact Uprising lets you choose several of your favorites. Many of the styles are minimalist and chic, making for designs your family and friends will be happy to hang up on their fridge.  

To buy: From $1.25 each; artifactuprising.com.



Paper Culture

Photo by Paper Culture

Not only does Paper Culture have fun and colorful designs, but the company plants a tree for every order (they’ve planted more than 550,000 so far). Currently, the company is offer 40 percent off holiday cards until November 16, so it’s the perfect time to order extra cards for all those far-away friends you’ve fallen out of contact with.

To buy: From $1.39; paperculture.com.