Fabulous Christmas cards
Long gone are the days of the generic holiday card -- these days, everything from sparkles to sequins to fabrics adorn holiday paper goods. Here are 8 fabulously chic cards available to send via snail-mail this season (and for those of you who prefer cyber-sending, check out Style at Home's holiday e-cards).
1 Baby, it's cold outside!
Perfect for just about any need, this single sleeve card can be used as a greeting card, gift tag, or decorative gift accent. Maddox and Klaus' gorgeous graphic printed on fine matte card stock sends a sweet invitation to keep warm inside by the fire. $14 US per set of 8, Maddox & Klaus
2 Retro silhouettes
Friends will no doubt be happy to receive this 'tweet' of a card from Snow & Graham. With a neat retro feel, these bird cards come in a pack of 10 and are printed on 100% recycled paper with vegetable based inks -- a great eco option! $20 per set of 10, Room 6.
3 Merry metallics
The holidays aren't quite the same without a little sparkle and glitz, and Papyrus cards never disappoint. With 'Merry Christmas' printed on holiday baubles on the front, this metallic marvel is perfect for those of your friends that prefer to shine. $7 US each, Papyrus (also available at select Chapters Indigo stores nationwide).
4 Holiday bling
Sparkly ornaments adorn your Christmas tree, so why shouldn't they adorn your holiday cards as well? This jeweled Christmas tree card from Vancouver-based Inprint makes a simple statement of 'Merry Christmas', perfect for giving with a last-minute gift. $4 US each, Inprint.
5 Woodsy wonderland
Chic, festive, and just the size of a business card, these holiday cards from Night Owl Paper Goods are a fun and eco-friendly way to say 'happy holidays' this season. Made from sustainably harvested birch and easy to write on with pen, pencil or marker, this sweet card is an environmentally-friendly alternative to paper. Starts from $24 US per set of 6, Night Owl Paper Goods (also available at Pistachio and select Chapters Indigo stores nationwide).
6 Mad about plaid
Holiday greetings like this Scottish-styled card will have you singing Auld Lang Syne before the year is through. A herringbone paper ornament hangs over a plaid background, making this holiday card a lovely addition to any gift. $13 US per set of 10, Redstamp.com.
7 Christmas in the city
Perfect for urbanistas and eco-chic friends alike, this holiday card featuring a tree atop a taxi is a super stylish way to wish a 'Merry Christmas'. Printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper and with vegetable-based inks, this box of cards will bring out the eco-concious city-slicker in you. $15 US per set of 8, Redstamp.com.
8 Classic Christmas
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without giving or receiving a holiday card from a classic company like Crane's. With the company's history of papermaking dating back to 1770, this elegant card holiday card with a beautiful silver tree lives up to their reputation. $29 per set of 10, Crane's.