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The Six Best Websites for Designing Custom Holiday Cards

Holiday cards are one of the main reasons we love this time of year. It’s so much fun to hear from old friends and see photos of all of the families you care about most. But gone are the days where you must trudge to Wal-Mart or Walgreens to purchase your cards; nowadays, it’s easier than ever to make your own incredibly personalized cards online… in just minutes. Our good friend, The Internet, has saved Christmas!


Minted Custom Holiday Card

1. Minted: Minted is like the designer’s democracy. They hold monthly design contests where any designer can submit stationery for the Minted community to vote on. It’s like you’re picking the inventory. What’s also great about Minted is that after you customize your card, a graphic designer reviews it and sends you a proof for final approval before printing. It’s always helpful to know that a professional will review the card before you send it out to all your friends and family.

tiny prints holiday card

2. Tiny Prints: Despite being called Tiny Prints, this service has a large array of options for customized cards. Like Minted, you can also choose the option to have a designer review or request a digital proof.

Shutterfly holiday card

3. Shutterfly: Originally known for basic photo printing, Shutterfly has expanded into custom lines of photobooks, calendars, and of course, greeting cards. They have hundreds of templates but are more limited when it comes to customization options. However, you can have a professional review your design before printing. Plus, we really like that price point — it’s about $1 per card.

4. Simply to Impress: While they have a selection of non-photo greeting cards, Simply to Impress is a card printing company that primarily focuses on photo-based cards. While customizing your card is easy, they have less font and design options compared to Minted. After you approve your design on the website, it goes straight to print (without any additional review).

Rifle Paper Co Custom Holiday Card

5. Paperless Post: The great part of Paperless Post is that once you create a card, you can send paper or digital versions of the card. The website is also extremely clean and easy to use. They have a ton of options for customization — you can even customize the lining on your envelopes. We’re pretty big fans of the Rifle Paper Co. designs above. Who says holiday cards have to be scenes from a winter wonderland?

custom holiday cards from social print studio

6. Social Print Studio: We heart San Francisco start-ups, and we especially love this one. Social Print Studio allows you to print your favorite photos and upload them straight from your Instagram feed to create photographic goods like giant photo strips, photo magnets, stickers, and other amazing photo-centric gifts. However, you can also print really simple greeting cards. Choose from tiny square cards to 5×7 cards, then choose a holiday photo to print, or multiple photos in case you want a variety of greeting cards. The cards are blank inside, so you’ll get a chance to personalize the message on every card.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)