How I Save Money On Holiday Cards

I feel like there are a few good options for saving money on holiday cards:

  • Eliminate a lot of people from your recipient list.
  • Take advantage of all of the deals.
  • Be creative with your printing.
  • Send boxed cards without photos. (Or electronic cards!)

For the past few years (and for our last baby announcement), I’ve gone with option #3. And a little bit of option #2 (if we’re being honest), but this just doesn’t seem to align with the holiday spirit of things.

How To Save Money On Holiday Cards

I love sending holiday cards, but I hate paying hundreds of dollars to do it!

So here’s what I do to save some money (while still creating/buying/sending personalized cards):

  • Design the front and back of the card myself. I usually use, but if I really wanted a beautiful card, I’d find a graphic designer type person (or someone who can do that type of work) and pay them a few dollars to create a digital image. There are tons of great options on Etsy!
  • Take your digital image and upload it to (this referral link will save you $25% on your first order).
  • Order the prints.

I usually order about 100 holiday cards from and this year my total cost was less than 90 dollars, including shipping. So now I just need to put stamps on these babies and send them off to loved ones!

(This post isn’t sponsored, I love saving money on holiday cards and thought I’d share my method with you!)

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