We know it’s a wee bit early to be talking about the holidays, but ’tis (almost) the season for sending out those greeting cards. If you’re a stationery junkie like us, you aren’t leaving this part of the gift-giving to the last minute! While holiday e-cards lack the personal touch of a hand-written note and your calendar might be a bit too full for DIYing your own cards this year, there are tons of great holiday card options you can buy online. We’ve scoped out the best in hand-painted holiday cards, each one like a work of art to send to BFFs and loved ones. Did we mention that they’re super festive and cute too? Scroll on for our fun finds.
1. Christmas Song Cards ($22 for 8): These beautifully illustrated cards are hard to resist. The best part? They each feature a classic holiday song!
2. Hand-Lettered Noel Card ($5): Send your holiday wishes with this sweet and unique “Noel” card that’s specially hand-lettered by the artist with gouache paint.
3. Mexican-Inspired Papel Picado Card ($4): This papel picado design is not only perfectly festive, but 10% of all orders are donated to a nonprofit organization that supports children in need, so you can give back and spread cheer.
4. Yummy Hanukkah ($5): Our favorite part about the holidays has to be all the delicious food that comes along with it. Celebrate Hanukkah with this delicious greeting card.
5. Flamingo Card ($4): Tropical vibes meet the North Pole. For those of us in warmer climates, there couldn’t be a better way to celebrate the holidays.
6. Bust a Groove ($20 for 5): These dancing ornaments are perfectly festive and have some serious moves. Pick up a few packs to put a smile on all your loved ones’ faces.
7. Vintage Style Holiday Cards ($12 for 4): If you can’t decide on a single greeting card, this set is a great option — each vintage-style card is designed with watercolor and filled with holiday cheer (obviously).
8. Tiny Christmas Things ($4): This #TBT card has us feeling all warm and fuzzy. Filled to the brim with hand-painted holiday pieces, this nostalgic card is like a work of art.
9. Happy Holla-Days ($5): Holla! Send your greetings with punny slang. Because why not?
10. Watercolor Stripes ($5): This sweet and simple watercolor holiday card is just as festive as the rest. It comes with a beautiful bright green envelope too.
11. Holiday Wiener Dog ($4): Nothing says season’s greetings better than a dachsund in a holiday sweater. We guarantee your friends will have this adorable card on display all year long in 2016!
12. We Wish You a Merry Christmas ($5): Every one of Shannon Kirsten’s original cards is a work of art. The artist specializes in hand-painted florals, and this holiday card is up there with the rest of her beautiful art work.
13. Warm Wishes With Mittens: ($16 for 4): This sweet and simple watercolor card warms us right up.
14. Ho-Ho-Ho-Hoagie ($4): Here’s another lovely card from Kimmy Makes Things that’s just as special as the rest. What better way to spread holiday cheer than a Philly hoagie?
15. Jack Russel Cards ($20 for 6): We. Love. Dogs. And so do our friends. Obviously, we had to have this Jack Russel card on the list.
16. Cozy Sweater Card ($5): This is not your mom’s ugly Christmas sweater. Send some love AND warmth with this cute holiday sweater illustration.
17. It’s All for You Card ($5): We totes wish we could give it all to our BFFs, but for now, this original hand-painted card will definitely bring ’em some love!
18. Holiday Portrait Card ($50+ for 20): Custom holiday portraits are so hot right now. Get your family portrait (pets included, of course) custom-made by the artist over at Lux and Trip for a one-of-a-kind card. It’ll be a keepsake for you and your family too.
19. Colorful Patterned Card ($4): Go bright and bold for the holidays with this beautiful watercolor greeting card that pops with all the right colors.
20. Home Alone Christmas ($5): If you are looking to make things a little silly, bring in some throwback action with this hilarious card. Send it to you mom or dad for a good laugh.
21. Holiday Tree Cards ($18 for 8): For the traditional celebrant in all of us, this set of hand-painted holiday cards is festive in the most classic way.
What greeting cards will you be sending out this year? Tell us in the comments below!