The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or Pets

The Most Design-Forward Holiday Cards for Showing Off Your Family, Home or Pets

It's a well known fact that time accelerates between Halloween and New Years, so it's imperative that you consider your holiday cards now, before the season passes you by in a champagne blur, and all you're left with is a stack of empty Amazon boxes.

Whether you want to schedule a special family photo, feature your favorite Fido, or simply connect your Instagram account and upload your grid to create your perfect photo card, there are an overwhelming amount of photo-centric options out there. Don't worry! From clean and modern cards, with minimal embellishments and beautiful paper, to those featuring fancy foils, frames, and typography, we've got you covered.

Here are 10 of the best-looking modern holiday cards for sending some cheer (and your smug mug) to family and friends this year:

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Hello New Year Card

Share a curated collection of photos from your year with this clean and modern multi-image card.

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Bold Clink! Holiday Card

Pair your favorite photo with a bold greeting printed on beautiful paper.

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Botanical Spray

A simple sprig of greenery adds the perfect on-trend embellishment to your holiday card. After all, greenery was Pantone's color of the year this year!

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Pastel Holly

The pastel holly frame on this photo card feels fun, festive, and just a little Palm Springs. It's perfect if you're celebrating the holidays someplace warm, or just dreaming of warmer weather.

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Love Frame

The thin gold foil diamond framing your holiday photo is the definition of modern geometric perfection.

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Editorial Style

Gold foil triangles add just the right amount of hip whimsy to your holiday photo, without outshining you.

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Substantial Foliage Holiday Card

Frame your favorite photo with lavish rose gold florals for some serious shine.

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If you're not in the mood to put your own mug on your holiday photo this year, perhaps your canine companion will lend a paw?

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Perfect Review

A hip and modern multi-image card with a little room to wax poetic about your family's adventures and favorite moments this year.

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Glow Strings Attached

This adorable card lets you share a few important photos, wrapped up with whimsy and nostalgia. Send it as a card now, or if you're the last minute type, keep this one in your back pocket to send out via email, when you remember, mid-December, that you wanted to send out cards this year!

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