Getting holiday cards in the mail is always a treat. Sending them, however, is a different story.

I love getting cards at the holidays. I love getting anything that isn't a bill or junk mail, actually. But I digress. If the thought of writing in, signing, and mailing dozens of cards makes you weary, check out some of these sites where you can personalize your own greeting cards

Designing your own custom cards is much easier than you think. Just gather up your favorite family photos, draft a message that's short and sweet, and let's get started.


If you're looking for something modern and sophisticated, then the design studio at minted. may be the place for you. They have a full line of contemporary cards that have nothing to do with reindeer.


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The Stationery Studio

This site carries high-quality cards from makers like Crane and Buttercup. They also carry the fancy embossed photo frame cards you can use to send school photos to family and friends. View the whole line of holiday cards here.

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The cool thing about Papier is that they have Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year cards. You can create your own, or go for one of their cool designs. Type in a message for the interior, and you're halfway done! 

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Best known for processing digital photos, Shutterfly offers over eight pages of Christmas cards you can personalize. The greatest thing about family photo cards is that no one expects a long message. Click here to see all of the card template options.

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Easily the least expensive option for personalized cards, Vistaprint also gives the best volume discounts. That said, the free envelopes aren't great, so you get what you pay for in this case. These are going to be best if you need to buy over 100 or are using your cards for business purposes. Visit the Vistaprint website and be sure to check for a promo code first!

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Regardless of where you get your cards, the U.S. Postal Service recommends mailing them early. Drop them off by at least December 18 this year, in order to be delivered in time for Christmas if you're using First Class Mail.

Do you get your personalized cards from another source? Let us know in the comments below!