Christmas

Amazing Christmas Card Designs

I HAVE RECENTLY REVISED THIS LIST TO INCLUDE MORE GREETING CARDS FROM TALENTED ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS THAT YOU’VE ASKED ME TO CHAMPION

It’s nearly that time of year again!! That special time of year when designers, freelancers, and other creative types start to plan their Holiday Promotions and come up with something brilliant for their clients and friends. The temptation is always there to do something easy and traditional; something “snowmany”, “Santa Clausy”, or “snow sceney!” However, as we can see from the following list of superb Christmas card designs, there is always the option of doing something great! Something out of the ordinary that your clients and friends will get a kick out of!

This inspirational list of greeting cards represents a more creative approach to designing a Christmas promotion! Christmas is a time of good cheer,so there’s no reason why your cards can’t reflect all those cheery, silly, and joyful things that we associate with the holidays.

Reindeers and kitty's and snowdrops and Aaaaah!!! (lovely illiustration)

Reindeers and kitty’s and snowdrops and Aaaaaw!!! (lovely card by popular illustrator Aica)

Designer, Rebecca Gelder is sending her clients and friends Santa's beard for the holidays!

Designer, Rebecca Gelder is sending her clients and friends a “do-it-yourself” Santa beard for the holidays!

Amazingly eye-catching design by Jim Kim. Based on a Chinese Propaganda poster this Holiday card is bizarro brilliant

Amazingly eye-catching photomanipulation and illustration design by Jim Kim. Based on a Chinese Propaganda poster this Holiday card is bizarro brilliant

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Funny corporate card for Grocery Store company (hence the shopping cart) by vector design expert, Rojo Revolution (that looks fun!)

Influenced by Hayao Miyazaki, Kathleen Tom has created a beautiful Holiday card with a Buddhist blessing: May you filled with loving kindness. May you be well. May you be peaceful and at ease. May you be happy.

Influenced by Hayao Miyazaki, Kathleen Tom has created a beautiful Holiday card with a Buddhist blessing: May you be filled with loving kindness. May you be well. May you be peaceful and at ease. May you be happy.

Ha! Really funny company card from Illustrator Bob Johnson for Pacific Wine Company

Ha! Really funny company card from Illustrator Bob Johnson for Pacific Wine Company

This is such a brilliant piece of typography and digital expertise from Flavor Innovator Design Studio!

This is such a brilliant piece of typography and digital expertise from Flavor Innovator Design Studio!

Blown away by this beautiful Far Eastern winter scene by German Illustrator, Natalie Ratkovski.

Blown away by this beautiful Far Eastern winter scene by German Illustrator, Natalie Ratkovski.

Subtle winter colors in this wonderful little illustration of a Reindeer by Hola Cocoa!

Subtle winter colors in this wonderful little illustration of a Reindeer by Hola Cocoa!

Wonderful and imaginative "edgy" style of design/illustration from Jessica Grundy

Nutcracker Girl – Imaginative “wonderlandy” Greeting Card from Jessica Grundy

Accent Art Direction & Design is about as cool as they come when it comes to design - with a long list of clients such as MTV! I love this "small world" design in which Miguel Vega has created his own mini holiday landscape and photographed it for his holiday cards!

Accent Art Direction & Design is about as cool as they come when it comes to design – with a long list of clients such as MTV! I love this “small world” design in which Miguel Vega has created his own mini holiday landscape and photograph it for his holiday cards!

Watch how Graphic Design studio Mind Castle create their company greeting card. It’s brilliant tro see the creative process at work. This is such a gorgeous design

our creative process/. 01 from Casey Warren | MIND CASTLE on Vimeo.

This "Picasso'esque" tryptych card is wonderfully illustrated by Themrock - dig the typography too!

This “Picasso’esque” card (part of a tryptych) is wonderfully illustrated by Themrock – dig the typography too!

This typographical christmas card by Karol Gadzala is not only unique but clever, cool, and beautiful as well

This abstract typographical Christmas card by Karol Gadzala is not only unique but clever, cool, and beautiful as well

This 3D pop-out tree christmas tree card by designer Giovanni Russo is a lesson in subtelty and elegance.

This 3D pop-out christmas tree card by designer Giovanni Russo is a design lesson in subtlety and elegance.

Great little scrapbook style illustrations in this collection of "alternative" Christmas Cards by Hannakin - no pictures of santa or snowmen here

Great little scrapbook style illustrations in this collection of “alternative” Christmas Cards by Hannakin – no pictures of Santa or snowmen here.

Excuisite Illustration of the Madonna and Child by Parker Fitzgerald and Brittany Richardson

Exquisite illustration of the Madonna and Child by Parker Fitzgerald and Brittany Richardson that mixes modern illustration with ancient imagery from the Book of Kells

Robot Reindeer

“Rudolph the Robot Reindeer, had a nose with exceptional polar singularity!” (Brilliant digital design by Travis Purrington)

Union rules!! Elves can take a cigarette break every 2 hours! (love this funny design by French Designer Caroline Breault

“Union rules, Santa!We don’t care how busy you are, we don’t work Christmas Eve and it’s in our elftract that us elves get to take a cigarette break every 2 hours! (really cute design by French Designer Caroline Breault)

Superb design and even better concept from designer Manuel Olmo-Rodriguez. These Christmas Playing Cards depict characters from holiday festivities. (it would be really easy to do something similar with rounded corner business cards)

Superb design and even better concept from designer Manuel Olmo-Rodriguez. These Christmas Playing Cards depict charcters from holiday festivities. (it would be really easy to do something similar yourself with rounded corner business cards)

Nothing says "Christmas" quite like a Giant Squid!!! Awesome!

Nothing says “Christmas” quite like a Giant Squid!!! Awesome!

Just brilliant! This abstract idea of "Christmas" has no traditional connection to Christmas imagery, and yet it still feels wintery, angelic, and oddly seasonal! I love this!

This surreal “Christmas” card doesn’t connect to any traditional Christmas imagery, and yet it still feels wintery, angelic, and oddly seasonal! I love this design by Stefanos Michaelides!

Bored of sending out "typical" corporate christmas cards, UK design company - Display Ground sent out "construct-it-yourself" Christmas Mailers instead. (wish they'd have sent me one! I want one of these to make!!)

Bored of sending out “typical” corporate christmas cards, UK design company – Display Ground sent out “construct-it-yourself” Christmas Mailers instead (wish they’d have sent me one! I’d really like a little Pimp Santa”!!)

It's that old favorite Christmas tale of Good old Saint Nick getting chased by a man-eating-Christmas-Tree (by

It’s that old favorite Christmas tale of Good old Saint Nick getting chased by a man-eating-Christmas-Tree (by Darren Calvert)

These aren't your "typical" corporate Christmas Cards by design company, Bunch. They are part of a whole Christmas product campaign to go alongside diary planners and desk calendars! Simple design but really eye-catching!

These aren’t your “typical” corporate Christmas Cards by design company, Bunch. They were part of a whole Christmas product campaign last year, to go alongside diary planners and desk calendars! Simple design but really eye-catching!

I've featured Geo Laws work previously on this blog - I'm a fan! Great mix of illustration and Photography. Christmas card sophistication!

I’ve featured Geo Laws work previously on this blog – I’m a fan! Great mix of illustration and Photography. Christmas card fashionable!

Ultra sophisticated and chic Christmas card designs by Mujiri

Ultra sophisticated and chic Christmas card designs by Mujiri – traditional but yet very modern and cool!

"Mr. Darcy! I find it most presumptious of you to believe that I will surrender to your affections beneath this most barbarous of Yultide adornments!" (Regency period cards - beautifully illustrated by Joanne Renaud)

“Mr. Darcy! I find it most presumptious of you to believe that I will surrender to your affections beneath this most barbarous of Pagan adornments!” (Regency Period cards – beautifully illustrated by Joanne Renaud)

Last but not least, here's a Festivus card for the rest of us - illustrating that most noble of Festivus tradition - The Feats of Strength! (a card for those who are not so into traditional Christmas celebrations)

Last but not least, here’s a Festivus card for the rest of us – illustrating that most noble of Festivus traditions – The Feats of Strength! (a card by Ryan Robert’s that’s definitely not for those people who are into traditional Christmas celebrations)

That completes my list of excellent greeting cards by some very talented artists and designers.

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