Gone are the days of Christmas cards that simply displayed a robin perched on a snowy fence. Now, cards are a wonderful expression of personality and when you bother to send one, you put so much thought into them that when you receive one, you want to keep it forever.
Cards have made a major comeback, do NOT send us an email version of a card because that’s just not the same thing. There’s nothing quite like opening an envelope with a stamp on it, knowing it’s been through the postal system. It’s kind of quaint and it’s special and it requires effort. If you get a handwritten card, it’s because somebody was really thinking about you.
Here’s 11 we can’t wait to send this year.
This one will just make a great Christmas decoration time and time again, you could even frame it and stow it away as part of your winter decor. We love Dusty Boy Designs; they’re Irish!
Na na na na na na gettin’ figgy with it… You can’t help but sing. Ohh Deer for this one!
Christmas is all about giving, and family, and memories and… getting pisshed. We adore Gemma Correll and all that she creates. Ohh Deer again.
Paperchase at Arnotts will be a head-melt in that you’ll want ALL of the cards. We like this 3D little dude.
Mince spies. Brilliant. Paperchase again.
This one gets our vote because it’s a charity card for the Irish Cancer Society. If you’re going to spend big on cards, how nice to know it’s going to a good cause.
Look no further than Jarlath Regan for brutally honest and hilarious greeting cards. Jigser.com
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For your friend who appreciates the F word. Asos.
If you like to keep things minimal… go to Industry & Co.
If you’re celebrating firsts… Moss Cottage.
And last but by no means least, for some people Christmas is just all too much, maybe even Santa himself. The quote in the speech bubble reads ‘this is bullshit’. Brilliant, April and the Bear.
Now, don’t forget the all-important posting dates: