Best Online Sources for Boxed Holiday Cards

Don’t wait too long! Here are some of our favorite go-to online sources for boxed Holiday Cards — from super modern and funky (MoMA Store, Smudge Ink) to the traditionalists (The Met Museum and Crane). Check out our list and let us know your own favorite sources for boxed holiday cards in the comments.

1. Kate’s Paperie This New York City store is a one-stop stationery and paper source with a wide variety of boxed holiday cards — from big names like Kate Spade (always good) and beautifully simple cards like this Color Wheel Holiday Card – $17.50 for 8

2. MoMA Store The Museum of Modern Art is known for their brightly colored holiday card collections.Their collection for 2010 includes over 70 designs including a unique sampling of 3-D pop-up cards by Robert Sabuda. MoMA Store is a great place for modern cards. One of my favorites is the Portable Yule Log by Mary Beth Cryan – 8 cards for $18.95

3. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Store Another museum shop known for their original collections of holiday cards! The Met produces more traditional cards that use their extensive collection for inspiration. This is the place for Fra Angelico foil-stamped cards and cards using the artwork of popular artists like Picasso, Norman Rockwell and Klimt (to name a few from this year’s list!). The Met also has great citylife cards like the Red Row House Holiday Cards $17.95 for 15

4. Paper Source Paper Source is a go-to place for paper crafters and scrapbookers but they also have a selection of boxed cards, customizable printed cards and photo holiday cards. All have a crafty aesthetic but are chic enough for most consumers. Try the Vines Holiday Photo Cards – $16.95 for 10

5. Snow & Graham This Chicago-based letterpress company is known for simple and sweet cards with elegant graphic elements and a restricted color palette (both marks of the best letterpress!). They get the “kiss” of the press just right and often use post-consumer recycled paper. Check out their
Gum Drops Holiday Cards – $16 for 10

6. Red Stamp A great online source for stationery and “stylish correspondance” Red Stamp carries a wide variety of lines (including Egg Press and Snow & Graham, listed here). My pick is their Cherry Striped Ornament Holiday Cards – $9.99 for 6

7. Greenwich Letterpress This letterpress studio and shop in Manhattan’s West Village has a small but excellent selection of boxed holiday cards including this holiday Moose: Winter Cabin – $16 for 8

8. Egg Press This Portland, Oregon based company known for their cheeky and chic letterpress cards also sells boxed cards are offset printed (more colors!) like Dot Peace on Earth cards – $13.50 for 8

9. Crane & Co. The stationers that defined the industry! Crane is known for high-quality engraving, printing and lined envelopes and you’re sure to recognize their super-traditional designs like the ubiquitous Traditional Tree Holiday Greeting Cards – $34 for 10

10. Smudge Ink Modern designs with acid colors. Smudge has holiday cards that are cool and funky. Check out their Partridge in a Pear Tree – $13.50 for 8

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