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Handmade Christmas cards we love

November 21, 2020

Handmade Christmas cards we love

Sending a carefully chosen Christmas card, handmade with love, feels more important than ever this year. I’ve spent ages researching my own favourites to send, so I thought I’d share my findings with you in case they help you find something you like too.

In my book, if you’re going to go to the time and trouble of sending a card, it should be worth the effort. This is the time of year when many small and independent creatives and makers depend on us to buy their designs – so let’s support them. Because it’s so much nicer to give – and receive – a well-designed card that has been made with care isn’t it?  

Hope you like my selection and find something you love too…

Handmade Christmas cards

Snowy blackbird linocut print handmade Christmas cards

handmade christmas card blackbird snow linocut print #handmade #christmascards #blackbird #linocut

How beautiful is this handmade Christmas card design featuring a linocut print of a blackbird in the snow? The original design is carved out of linoleum or japanese vinyl, rolled up with ink and hand printed. I just love this combination of composition and colour. The cards come in packs of 3, and you can also buy a signed print of this design here. The card is blank for your own message – or you can ask to have it posted directly to someone for you with a hand-written message. The perfect way to send a very special card to someone you love, without having to head out to the post office yourself.

BUY BLACKBIRD LINOCUT CARDS HERE >>

Winter Watercolour card by Helena Tyce

winter watercolour chalets and snowy christmas trees with scandi folk feel taken from helena tyce original hand painted artwork #christmas #cards #winter #handmade #scandi #folkart

I love this design, taken from Helena Tyce’s original watercolour painting. Featuring little chalets, Christmas trees and the word Winter (perfect if you don’t want too overtly Christmassy a message), the cards are printed on sustainable board snd include a recycled brown kraft envelope. If you love this design as much as I do, you might like to know about the matching DIY cracker kits I featured over on the blog here: Christmas Crackers DIY ideas

BUY WINTER WATERCOLOUR HANDMADE CARDS HERE >>

Winter Wonderland cards

handmade christmas cards snow frozen lake from etsy - just one of my favourite handmade christmas cards #christmas #cards #handmade

Featuring an original watercolour painting of a snowy, frozen lake printed on high quality card, this pack includes recycled kraft envelopes and is packaged in a biodegradable/compostable clear bag. It’s by High Tide Illustration, who have other lovely designs for sale in their Etsy store.

BUY WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Christmas in Cornwall cards by Betty Boyns

love these christmas in cornwall christmas cards by betty boyns perfect for anyone who yearns to be beside the seaside #handmade #christmas #cards #etsyuk

This pack of 8 cards is ideal for anyone whose heart lies by the sea. The pretty designs feature four places in West Cornwall – Newlyn, Cape Cornwall, Sennen Cove and St Just Church. They’re handmade and high quality. 

BUY CHRISTMAS IN CORNWALL CARDS HERE >>

Vintage holiday Christmas card

love this handmade christmas card using collage to create a vintage holiday christmas design #handmade #christmas #cards #vintage #seaside

I love this quirky design by Cassia Beck, who uses collage and vintage photographs and magazines to create her work. This vintage beach scene is printed using vibrant pigment inks on white silk card.

BUY VINTAGE HOLIDAY HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Mountain Christmas cards 

handmade christmas cards snowy mountain scene collages by cassia beck #handmade #christmas #cards #collage #mountains

Also by Cassia Beck are these beautiful and colourful winter mountain scenes cards. Also printed using pigment inks on white silk.

BUY MOUNTAIN SCENE CARDS HERE >>

Animal illustration handmade Christmas cards

handmade christmas cards featuring animal illustrations by mr peebles mouse, reindeer, polar bear and cat #handmade #christmascards #illustration #animals #mouse

This four-pack of handmade cards by Mister Peebles are taken from original watercolour illustrations by artist Helen and printed onto quality matt card. Envelopes are recycled manilla and the packaging is fully biodegradable. My favourite design has to be Chris Mouse in his Christmas jumper…

BUY ANIMAL ILLUSTRATION CARDS HERE >>

Kitsch surreal artists cards

handmade cards featuring kitsch and surreal original artwork of best friends and the moon and pool party #handmade #christmascards #kitsch #surreal

Featuring original work by London based surreal collage artist, Maya Land, these cards are really something different. At the moment, Maya is also offering a free A5 print with all orders to say thank you to all her customers for their support throughout 2020.

BUY KITSCH SURREAL COLLAGE CARDS HERE >>

Hellebore watercolour handmade Christmas cards

handmade christmas cards hellebore red christmas rose watercolour in the snow #handmade #christmascards #watercolour #red #hellebore

I just love this design featuring an original Hellebore watercolour by Tilly Prints on Etsy. It’s the beautiful red, the snow, the Japanese watercolour influence… and the fact that I adore hellebores. The cards come in packs of 5 and include recycled kraft envelopes.

BUY HELLEBORE HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Snow hare handmade Christmas cards

snow hare card from etsy uk by tilly prints #handmade #christmascard #etsyuk

Also by Tilly Prints is this beautiful snow hare card, again taken from an original watercolour.

BUY SNOW HARE CARDS HERE >>

Embroidered robin handmade Christmas cards

embroidered robin handmade christmas cards #handmade #christmas #cards #robin #embroidery

This cheery little robin design is a print taken from an original embroidery illustration by Katy Chambers. It’s printed on FSC credited ivory white thick card with a matt finish and includes recycled natural brown envelopes.

BUY EMBROIDERED ROBIN CHRISTMAS CARDS

Penguin & Reindeer handmade cards

Love this handmade christmas card with a hand drawn penguin illustration design #christmas #cards #handmade #illustration #penguin

The original designs for these handmade cards are two beautiful hand-drawn illustrations. Each comes with a kraft envelope and 10p is donated to charity.

BUY PENGUIN & REINDEER CARDS HERE >>

Snowdrop plantable Christmas cards

snowdrop plantable seed cards for christmas #christmas #cards #sustainable #handmade

These beautiful Snowdrop Christmas cards are printed on very special paper stock, that contains marigold, larkspur and cornflower seeds. Once it’s time to take the card down after Christmas, it can be planted to grow into beautiful wild flowers.

Each card includes a ribbed brown recycled envelope free from animal based adhesives, and the packaging is made from corn starch and uses non toxic petro-chemical based adhesive tape.

BUY PLANTABLE SNOWDROP CARDS HERE >>

Hope & good news cards

hope and good news handmade christmas cards eco friendly and joyful #christmas #cards #sustainable #handmade

This pack of handmade cards includes 4 designs – each one featuring calligraphy of messages of hope from Christmas hymns and carols. Each card is printed on quality card and includes a brown kraft envelope.

BUY HOPE & GOOD NEW CARDS HERE >>

Christmas hedgehog handmade Christmas cards

handmade christmas card illustration hand drawing of a beautiful hedgehog with mistletoe #handmade #christmas #card #hedgehog

Did someone say they wanted Christmas hedgehogs with mistletoe? Here it is! This beautiful card design is based on Rose Davies’ exquisitely detailed colour illustration. 

Vintage holiday Christmas cards

BUY HEDGEHOG HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Goldfinch handmade collage Christmas card

handmade felt collage goldfinch christmas card with knitted scarf #handmade #christmascards #felt #collage #goldfinch #knittedscarf

How cute is this handmade felt collage goldfinch card by Hobbz Designs? I love the hand-stitched details and the cute knitted scarf. You can choose from blue, green or red scarf and go for all of one colour or mix up the colours however you like.

BUY GOLDFINCH CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Felt collage birds handmade Christmas cards

felt collage birds handmade christmas cards penguin, robin, goldfinch and owl in knitted scarves and embroidery details #handmade #christmas #cards #birds #robin #penguin

Also by Hobbz Designs is this beautiful multipack of birds. As well as the Goldfinch, there’s a penguin, robin and owl, all wrapped up in festive woolly scarves and hand embroidered with details. Just lovely.

BUY COLLAGE FELT BIRD CARDS HERE >>

Christmas visitors bird cards by Sandie Burton

Blue tits milk bottles christmas handmade christmas card by

This is a lovely collection of handmade cards by Sandie Burton, taken from her original paintings. As well as blue tits, there are also robins and coal tits in five different designs. Here are my two favourites, but click through to see all five.

Blue tits christmas wreath card by

BUY BRITISH BIRDS CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Floral print Charity handmade Christmas cards

handmade charity christmas cards with pretty floral print taken from hand drawn designs by Lucy Saysido on etsy #handmade #christmascards #floral #print #handdrawn #sustainable #charity

These pretty floral Christmas cards are printed with two hand drawn designs by Lucy Saysido and 15% of the profits are donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. Printed on FSC paper stock and includes a brown kraft envelope.

BUY FLORAL PRINT HANDMADE CHARITY CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

Christmas Trees hand printed card by Teresa Green

christmas card hand printed by teresa green christmas trees and snow #handmade #christmas #card #handprinted

I have loved Teresa Green’s printed textiles and cards for years now. These little rows of Christmas trees are so lovely don’t you think? Each card is hand printed on cream card using eco inks and includes a kraft brown envelope.

BUY CHRISTMAS TREES HAND PRINTED CARD HERE >>

Rabbit Christmas cards by HAM, £3 for one or £10 for 4

love this black and white bunny with snowman christmas card by HAMblack and white bunny Christmas cards by HAM

Love the distinct and graphic designs of HAM cards. They have spent time carefully selecting the perfect matt textured stock to use for their luxury greeting cards – all of which are meticulously crafted by printing specialists in the north of England. As soon as they are off the press Jo and her team add a ribbed kraft envelope and cello bag, both of which are also made in the UK.

BUY HAM CHRISTMAS CARDS HERE >>

HAM is listed in the From Britain with Love directory >>

Robin Christmas cards by Eva Nemeth

robin on watering can in the snow christmas card by eva nemeth #christmas #card #robin #snow #wateringcan

If you love a Robin Christmas card, I’m not sure you’ll find better than this one by photographer Eva Nemeth. Printed on beautifully textured paper and featuring Eva’s magical photograph, the cards come with a white envelope and recycled packaging.

BUY ROBIN CHRISTMAS CARD HERE >>

Browse the From Britain with Love directory to find Stationery and Handmade cards all made in the UK with care >>

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